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From Takayama/Hirayu Onsen to Kamikochi

Due to the impact of the spread of COVID-19 infection, All buses will be suspended from April 18, 2020.

Kamikochi regulates my car all year to protect the beautiful natural environment and succeed to the next generation.
Please use a bus or taxi from Hirayu Onsen on the Gifu Prefecture side.
When coming by a car, you can get on the bus without transferring from the akandana parking (600 yen per car)

 Kamikochi is located on the upland area at the altitude of 1,500 m surrounded by the Northern Alps mountains and is one of the best mountain resorts in Japan. The magnificent Hotaka mountain range, clean and clear Azusa river, fantastic Taisho-ike pond and mystic Myojin-ike pond attract people to visit this area for all four seasons. From Kappabashi Bridge, a symbol of Kamikochi, you can view the picturesque landscape of the Hotaka Mountain Range. Enjoy leisurely strolling in the primeval forest filled with plenty of negative ions.
 About 90 minutes from Takayama via Hirayu Onsen and 30 minutes from Hirayu Onsen by shuttle bus. It is a popular sightseeing spot where you can fully enjoy marvelous sights of the Northern Alps.

Access Map

  • Akandana Parking Access Map(広域)

    Wide area map(Click to enlarge)

  • Akandana Parking Access Map(詳細)

    Enlarged map

Timetable

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Takayama Nohi Bus CenterHirayu Onsen

Due to the impact of the spread of COVID-19 infection, All buses will be suspended from April 18 to May 31, 2020.

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0 Takayama Nohi Bus Center
H32 Honokidaira
HO37 Hirayu Onsen
6:00 7:00 7:40 7:50 8:40 9:40 10:10 10:40 11:40 12:40 12:50 13:40 13:50 14:40 14:50 15:40 16:40 16:50 17:40 18:40
6:38 7:43 8:23 9:23 10:23 11:23 12:23 13:23 14:23 15:23 16:23 17:23 18:23
6:53 7:58 8:38 8:40 9:38 10:38 11:00 11:38 12:38 1338 13:40 14:38 14:40 15:38 15:40 16:38 17:38 17:40 18:38 19:35

Please change buses at Hirayu Onsen(HO37) if you come from Takayama by bus.
★...Drop off only
The 6:00 bus from Takayama to Hirayu Onsen operates from July 23 to August 23

Akandana ParkingHirayu OnsenKamikochi

■April.17~November.15, 2020

k51 Akandana Parking
HO37 Hirayu Onsen
K26 Nakanoyu
K28 Taisyoike
K29 Teikoku Hotel
K30 Kamikochi
○4:50 ▲5:20 ▲5:50 6:20 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 16:50 ○17:20 ○17:50
○5:00 ▲5:30 ▲6:00 6:30 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:00 ○17:30 ○18:00
○5:10 ▲5:40 ▲6:10 6:40 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:10 ○17:40 ○18:10
○5:16 ▲5:46 ▲6:16 6:46 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:16 ○17:46 ○18:16
○5:21 ▲5:51 ▲6:21 6:51 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:21 ○17:51 ○18:21
○5:25 ▲5:55 ▲6:25 6:55 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:25 ○17:55 ○18:25

○…Operation on April.29~May.6, July.23~August.23
▲…Operation on April.29~May.6, July.23~August.23 / Every weekends and National holidays and August.29~October.18

KamikochiHirayu OnsenAkandana Parking

■April.17~November.15, 2020

K30 Kamikochi
K29 Teikoku Hotel
K28 Taisyoike
K26 Nakanoyu
HO37 Hirayu Onsen
k51 Akandana Parking
○7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:00 ○17:30 ○18:00
○7:02 7:32 8:02 8:32 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:02 ○17:32 ○18:02
○7:07 7:37 8:07 8:37 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:07 ○17:37 ○18:07
○7:13 7:43 8:13 8:43 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:13 ○17:43 ○18:13
○7:25 7:55 8:25 8:55 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:25 ○17:55 ○18:25
○7:35 8:05 8:35 9:05 ← The bus runs every 30 minutes → 17:35 ○18:05 ○18:35

○…Operation on April.29~May.6, July.23~August.23
▲…Operation on April.29~May.6, July.23~August.23 / Every weekends and National holidays and August.29~October.18

Hirayu OnsenTakayama Nohi Bus Center

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HO37 Hirayu Onsen
H32 Honokidaira
0 Takayama Nohi Bus Center
6:55 7:35 8:30 9:25 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:30 11:30 12:30 12:40 13:30 14:30 14:40 15:30 15:40 16:30 17:30 18:40
7:51 8:46 9:46 10:16 10:46 11:46 12:46 13:46 14:46 15:46 16:46 17:46
7:51 8:36 9:31 10:15 10:31 11:01 11:31 12:20 12:31 13:31 13:30 14:31 15:31 15:30 16:31 16:30 17:31 18:31 19:30

Bus Fare

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【Fare for oneway yen】Children's(6-12) fare are half price

 
Hirayu Onsen
Nakanoyu Taishoike Teikoku Hotel Kamikochi Bus Terminal
570 910 1,110 1,180

【Fare for round trip yen】Adults 2,090 yen Children 1,050 yen(Hirayu Onsen~Kamikochi)
※The round trip ticket is valid for 7 days.

Takayama~Hirayu Onsen~Kamikochi Round trip set ticket You can go and back once between Takayama and Kamikochi via Hirayu Onsen with this ticket. Valid for 7 days. Adults 5,130 yen
Children 2,570 yen
Takayama~Hirayu Onsen~Kamikochi Oneway set Ticket This includes oneway ticket from Takayama to Hirayu Onsen, and from Hirayu Onsen to Kamikochi. Adults 2,650 yen
Children 1,330 yen
Gero~Takayama~Hirayu Onsen~Kamikochi Oneway set Ticket This includes oneway ticket from Gero to Takayama, from Takayama to Hirayu Onsen and from Hirayu Onsen to Kamikochi. Adults 3,160 yen
Children 1,580 yen

Tourists spots

  • Taisho-ike Pond

    Very close to the bus stop Taisho-ike Pond
     Taisho-ike Pond was created when the Azusa River was banked up with the mudflow generated by the major volcanic eruption of Mt. Yakedake on June 6, 1915, and it is one of the representative sceneries of Kamikochi with its fantastic view of withered trees on the glassy beautiful lake surface. The walking path arranged along Azusa River is flat and walkable, this hiking trail from Taisho-ike Pond to Kappa Bridge (Kappa-bashi) is the most popular walking course in Kamikochi.

  • Kappa Bridge

    About 5 minutes on foot from Kamikochi Bus Terminal
     Kappa Bridge is a suspension bridge constructed over the Azusa River, with water so transparent that you can see the river bed, and it is one of the famous and popular spots in Kamikochi. From Kappa Bridge which bustles with many tourists through the seasons, you can enjoy beautiful scenery, such as Mt. Yakedake or the Hotaka Mountain Range. An author, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, wrote about Kappa Bridge in his novel "Kappa" and the scene of Kamikochi at that time was conscientiously described.

  • Weston Memorial Plaque

    Fascinated by the Japan Alps, English missionary Walter Weston introduced the magnificence of the Japan Alps to the rest of the world in his book "Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps" in 1896. The Japan Alpine Club placed his relief in the open space along the Azusa River as a meritorious person who instilled the idea of "climbing as a fun" in Japan. The Weston Memorial Festival is held every year on the first Sunday of the month when the mountain-climbing season starts to honor his accomplishments.

  • Mt. Yakedake

    2,455m
     Mt. Yakedake is the only active volcano in Northern Alps, located on the border between Gifu Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture. It is designated as one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan for its beautiful fuming figure and reflection on Taisho-ike Pond. An old crater and several small craters are on the mountaintop and it is also popular for climbing.

  • Tashiro-ike Pond

    About 20 minutes on foot from Taisho-ike bus stop
     Tashiro-ike Pond is a wetlands like a rice field in a primeval forest, and it is said that it was formed with a heap of withered waterweeds over a long time. Tashiro-ike Pond is always beautiful whenever you visit, you can enjoy the changing scenery every season. It is also known as a non-freezing pond, even in midwinter with the temperature below zero.

  • Myojin-ike Pond

    About 60 minutes on foot from Kamikochi Bus Terminal
     Myojin-ike Pond consists of 2 ponds, a large one and small one called Ichino-ike (first pond) and Nino-ike (second pond) respectively. They are in the sacred area where the rear shrine to Hotaka-shrine is located and are called "Kagami-ike Pond" and "Kami-ike Pond."
     Its water is quite clear as the riverbed water from Mt. Myojin-dake constantly flows out, and you can easily find chars swimming in the clear, mirror-like pond.
    ※As Myojin-ike Pond is in the sacred area of the rear shrine to Hotaka Shrine, an admission fee is charged (300 yen).

  • Food in Kamikochi

     You can enjoy the tastes particular to this area, from a graceful lunch at a first-rate hotel to a local delicacy or take-out. Please enjoy luxurious sweets after hiking and teatime after strolling through mother nature.

  • Staying in Kamikochi

     There are accommodation facilities which relieve the weariness of traveling in Kamikochi, from a resort hotel to a guest house, lodge, resort inn or mountain villa. Early preparation of your summer plan is recommended since it is difficult to reserve during the summer season.

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