NIGHT AND DAY
Color delights the visitor with rich, opulent Opened in 1933 as an exclusive 5mountain resort for affluent Japanese and resident foreigners wanting an escape from the din and rush of the nation's big cities, the inviting, timber-sided, 75 room lodge welcomes the adventuresome traveler with a surprisingly refined array of comfortable accommodations and flawless Imperial Hotel service. The picturesque lodge is now celebrating its 85th year in business.variety and depth -- at all times of year. Kamikochi is reached by express train from Shinjuku in Tokyo to the castle town of Matsumoto, where guests transfer to the Shinshima Line local train and bus service high up into the mountains, where private vehicles are happily prohibited for the sake of the environment. Come and rejuvenate with us., At the Top of the World.