I introduces international tourists to Japan Alps Kamikochi 上高地 in Nagano 長野 Prefecture.
Kamikochi 上高地 is one of the most beautiful scenic hiking places in Japan. It is a part of the Chubu Sangaku National Park 中部山岳国立公園. Kamikochi is located about 1500 meters above sea level and around the bottom of mountainous area of Northern Japan Alps.
The hiking trails in the park of Kamikochi are for beginner hikers, because the trails are well maintained, go along Azusa River (Azusa-gawa River) 梓川, and mainly flat in the forest. This park is also known for a sightseeing resort, a camping place and one of the entrances of tall mountains about 3000 meters.
You can enjoy not only hiking but also hot springs and nice restaurants there. Some types of hotels, lodges, cottages and camping sites are available.
If you like beautiful nature and adventurous experience, you shouldn't miss Kamikochi during your trip in Japan!
Map of The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan 国土地理院の地図
I have ever been to Kamikochi a few times, because Kamikochi always makes me relaxed and comfortable very well. I wanna go there again!
If you are interested in Japanese nature, don't miss Kamikochi.
Recommended Guidebook (eBook)
If you are not a beginner hiker, please take a look another trail in Japan.