Sightseeing Spots / Local Area Guide

Kamikochi welcomes some 1.2 million people a year. The Kamikochi Imperial Hotel opened in 1933 as Japan's first mountain resort.

Kamikochi is home to a number of places worth seeing on walks to enjoy its natural beauty. These include the famous Kappa Bridge located in the central part of Kamikochi and a symbol of the area, Taisho Pond, with its impressive decayed trees still standing in the pond, and the mystical Myojin Pond, which has Hotaka Shrine Inner Alter on the side. On your way, you can also catch a glimpse of the area's history as you pass by the relief portrait of Walter Weston, the English missionary who spread the beauty of the Japan Alps to the world.

Here, you may immerse yourself in nature, enjoying the views of the Hotaka Mountain Range, Mt. Yakedake, and other famous peaks from Kappa Bridge, at an elevation of 1,500 m, the pure waters of the Azusa River, and the verdure and flowers of the different seasons.

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