Model Course

1 hour hiking course(for beginners and family)

Taisho-ike Pond → Kappa-bashi Bridge → Kamikochi Bus Terminal

Please get on the bus bound for Kamikochi from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal and get off at Taisho-ike Pond instead of Kamikochi Bus Terminal. After enjoying trekking, we would recommend that you take a highway bus from Kamikochi Bus Terminal as Taisho-ike Pond Bus Terminal gets very crowded.

Taisho-ike Pond

Get off at Taisho-ike Pond

Taisho-ike Pond

Taisho-ike Pond was formed by a
volcanic eruption over one night in 1915.

20-minute walk

Tashiro Marshland & Tashiro-ike Pond

Tashiro Marshland & Tashiro-ike Pond

Within a minute

"Azusagawa Course" or "Forest Course"

15-minute walk

Tashiro-bashi Bridge & Hotaka-bashi Bridge

Perfect view spot of Hotaka mountain ranges.

Within a minute

Weston-Relef

Weston-Relef

English man who explored Japan Alps and
spread the beauty of Japan Alps to the world.

Kappa-bashi Bridge

Kappa-bashi Bridge

This is one of the best place to take a
picture of panoramic view of Japan Alps.

5-minute walk

Kamikochi Bus Terminal

Kamikochi Bus Terminal

2 hour hiking course

Kappa-bashi Bridge → Myojin-ike Pond → HotakaShirine Okumiya → Kamikochi Bus Terminal

Get off at Kamikochi Bus Terminal and walk to Kappa-bashi Bridge to start hiking.

Kappa-bashi Bridge

Kappa-bashi Bridge

This is one of the best place to take a
picture of panoramic view of Japan Alps.

5-minute walk

Takesawa Shitsugen (Marshland)

Breeze in beautiful air and feel the energy of the nature.

15-minute-walk

Azusa River Right Side

Azusa River Right Side

Walkway to enjoy the forest and the river.

45-minute walk

Hotaka Shrine Okumiya

Hotaka Shrine Okumiya

Climbers visit here to pray for
safety of climbing Japan Alps.

Within a minute

Myojin-ike Pond

Myojin-ike Pond

It is known as "a pond that God lives"
and located by Hotaka Shrine.

Within a minute

Kamonji-goya

Kamonji-goya

Recommended for lunch break.
(Tasty grilled fish and soba noodle are served.)

5-minute walk

Myojin-bashi Bridge

Myojin-bashi Bridge

Enjoy the spectacular view of
Mt. Myojin from this bridge.

Within a minute

Azusa river left side walkway

Azusa river left side walkway

Walkway through the beautiful forest.

50-minute walk

Konasi-daira

Konasi-daira

A camp site surrounded by Northern Alps.
It is known as a base camp for climbers.

Kamikochi Bus Terminal

Kamikochi Bus Terminal

3 hour hiking course

Taisho-ike Pond → Kappa-bashi Bridge → Myojin-ike Pond → Hotaka Shirine Okumiya → Kamikochi Bus Terminal
*3 hour hiking course is just a combination of 1 hour and 2 hour hiking courses.

Please get off the highway bus at Tasho-ike Pond to start hiking and get on the bus from Kamikochi bus terminal when you go back to Shinjuku just like the 1 hour hiking course.

Taisho-ike Pond

Get off at Taisho-ike Pond

Taisho-ike Pond

Taisho-ike Pond was formed by a
volcanic eruption over one night in 1915.

20-minute walk

Tashiro Marshland & Tashiro-ike Pond

Tashiro Marshland & Tashiro-ike Pond

Within a minute

"Azusagawa Course" or "Forest Course"

15-minute walk

Tashiro-bashi Bridge & Hotaka-bashi Bridge

Perfect view spot of Hotaka mountain ranges.

Within a minute

Weston-Relef

Weston-Relef

English man who explored Japan Alps and
spread the beauty of Japan Alps to the world.

Kappa-bashi Bridge

Kappa-bashi Bridge

This is one of the best place to take a
picture of panoramic view of Japan Alps.

5-minute walk

Takesawa Shitsugen (Marshland)

Breeze in beautiful air and feel the energy of the nature.

15-minute-walk

Azusa River Right Side

Azusa River Right Side

Walkway to enjoy the forest and the river.

45-minute walk

Hotaka Shrine Okumiya

Hotaka Shrine Okumiya

Climbers visit here to pray for
safety of climbing Japan Alps.

Within a minute

Myojin-ike Pond

Myojin-ike Pond

It is known as "a pond that God lives"
and located by Hotaka Shrine.

Within a minute

Kamonji-goya

Kamonji-goya

Recommended for lunch break.
(Tasty grilled fish and soba noodle are served.)

5-minute walk

Myojin-bashi Bridge

Myojin-bashi Bridge

Enjoy the spectacular view of
Mt. Myojin from this bridge.

Within a minute

Azusa river left side walkway

Azusa river left side walkway

Walkway through the beautiful forest.

50-minute walk

Konasi-daira

Konasi-daira

A camp site surrounded by Northern Alps.
It is known as a base camp for climbers.

Kamikochi Bus Terminal

Kamikochi Bus Terminal


  • Shinjuku
  • Kamikochi

Adults 6,200JPY - 9,200JPY
Children 3,100JPY - 5,500JPY
(Travel time: Approx. 4h 44min)

  • Shinjuku
  • Kamikochi
    (*Night Bus Only)

Adults 6,200JPY - 9,200JPY
Children 3,100JPY - 5,500JPY
(Travel time: Approx. 6h 55min)

  • Kamikochi
  • Shinjuku

Adults 6,200JPY - 9,200JPY
Children 3,100JPY - 5,500JPY
(Travel time: Approx. 4h 42min)

Adult fare (4 seats in one row): low season 6,200 yen / high season 7,400 yen
Adult fare (3 seats in one row): low season 8,000 yen / high season 9,200 yen
*Child fare is half the price of adult fare (4 seats in one row).