Recommended tourist spots in Autumn
Kamikochi is the most scenic spot in Japan located at 1,500 meters above sea level in Matsumoto City.
Kamikochi is a cultural property which has been registered as a part of Chubu Sangaku National Park.
The gracious scenery you can view from the famous Kappa Bridge over pure Azusa River might be one of the most celestial scenery of Japan.
More than 1.5 million people visit this area over a year.
The expressway bus for Kamikochi is in operation only from May through November.
It is more fun to visit Matsumoto City or Hirayu Onsen on the way to Kamikochi.
Recommended Route via Matsumoto
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Expressway bus Reservation) → Matsumoto Station (Kamikochi Line : Approx. 30 minutes / 700 yen) → Shinshimashima Station (Local Bus : Approx. 65 minutes / 1,950 yen) → Kamikochi
Please note that making a reservation for the bus between Shinjuku and Matsumoto is recommended.
Recommended Route via Hirayu Onsen
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Expressway bus Reservation) → Hirayu Onsen (Local Bus : Approx. 25 minutes / 1,160yen) → Kamikochi
Please note that making a reservation for the bus between Shinjuku and Hirayu Onsen is recommended.