Kamikochi is the highland located on Hida mountains and Kita-Alps of Nagano Prefecture. The altitude of the highland is 1500m above the sea level. Therefore, it is very cool even in summer. Even though Kamikochi is the highland, the entire site is very flat which is very rare in Japan. Therefore, the hiking trails are very easy to walk. It has the best view of Japanese nature, especially the view of Mt. Okuhodaka from Kappabashi bridge is breathtaking and the symbol of Kamikochi.
...is one of the main feature of Kamikochi. It was created by the eruption of Mt. Yake in 1915. The ash and rocks from the mountain stoped Azusa River and created this pond. It is very quite pond that mirrors the mountains of Kamikochi.
...is another beautiful pond of Kamikochi. It was also created by the eruption of Mt. Yakidake in 1915. The water is very pure and it is surrounded by beautiful marsh.
... is the sacred pond of Kamikochi. There is the upper shrine shrine of Hodaka Shrine. There are two ponds that has views of natural Japanese gardens. Mt. Myojin is located right next to the ponds. It has a very strong view of mountain and quiet ponds. It is highly respected by the poeple of Matsumoto.
... is the camp site surrounded by forest and pure water.