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)
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【Fare for oneway yen】Children's(6-12) fare are half price
|Nakanoyu||Taishoike||Teikoku Hotel||Kamikochi Bus Terminal|
【Fare for round trip yen】Adults 2,050 yen Children 1,030 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 5,040 yen
Children 2,520 yen
|Takayama～Hirayu Onsen～Kamikochi Oneway set Ticket||This includes oneway ticket from Takayama to Hirayu Onsen, and from Hirayu Onsen to Kamikochi.||Adults 2,600 yen
Children 1,300 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 3,100 yen
Children 1,550 yen
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Adult 4,300 yen～
Funasaka Sake Brewery has a history of 200 years since its establishment, in the historic old town of Takayama. You will relish dishes made with Hida beef and local vegetables that match our local sake.
Adult 5,200 yen～
Experience traditional outdoor spa at Suimeikan Karukaya Sanso.
Feel the breath of nature and enjoy the views of surrounding peaks of the Northern Alps.
Adult 7,500 yen～
Go and Visit Mount Fuji taking an express bus from Takayama.
This bus package includes express bus from Takayama to Kawaguchiko,
Kawaguchiko to Shinjuku and Sightseeing bus 2 days ticket.
Adult 2,900 yen～
Bus tour to the Ice Festival at Hyotenka no Mori.
The Ice Forest is illuminated beautifully during the evening and it changes to rainbow color.