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(Tokyo)
Shinjuku / Shibuya
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Kamikochi
(Entrance of Japan Alps)
The expressway bus for Kamikochi is in operation only from May through November.

 The service between Shinjuku and Kamikochi is no longer operated in 2017.

  • Shinjuku
  • Kamikochi

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

  • Shinjuku
    (*Night Bus)
  • Kamikochi

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).

 The service between Shibuya and Kamikochi is no longer operated in 2017.

  • Shibuya
    (*Night Bus Only)
  • Kamikochi

Adults 7,400JPY, Children 3,700JPY
(Travel time: Approx. 7h 20min)

  • Kamikochi
  • Shibuya

Adults 7,400JPY, Children 3,700JPY
(Travel time: Approx. 4h 50min)


About Kamikochi area

Kamikochi is one of the most popular mountainous resorts in Japan. It is located in Nagano prefecture and known as the entrance to Japan Alps.
The recommended way to enjoy a day in Kamikochi is by hiking the trails along Azusa River from Taisho Pond to Myojin Bridge. It does not require advanced hiking skills or experiences, compared to climbing the surrounding peaks. Kamikochi is particularly beautiful during the autumn foliage season, which usually peaks in mid-October. If you would like to climb challenging mountain such as Nishihotakadake (2,909 m), Okuhotakadake (3,190 m), Maehotakadake (3,090 m) and the active volcano Yakedake (2,455 m), it is recommended between mid-June and mid-September.
Enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery in Japan.


The route to Kamikochi is open only from mid. April through November 15.

Buses and hotels are not available during the winter.

Best Season to visit
  • Kamikochi
    from end of May to mid. June
    Fresh new green leaves
  • Kamikochi
    from July to August
    Flowers
  • Kamikochi
    from early October to late October
    Autumn foliage
 To Kamikochi from other areas

 The service between Nagano and Kamikochi is no longer operated in 2017.

  • Nagano
    (Nagano Station East Exit)
  • Kamikochi

Adults 2,900JPY - 3,400JPY,
Children 1,450JPY - 1,700JPY
(Travel time: Approx. 2h 40min)

  • Kamikochi
  • Nagano
    (Nagano Station East Exit)

Adults 2,900JPY - 3,400JPY,
Children 1,450JPY - 1,700JPY
(Travel time: Approx. 2h 40min)


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 reservation is required for expressway bus.

Reserve a ticket for Matsumoto


Recommended Route via Hirayu Onsen
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Expressway bus Reservation) → Hirayu Onsen (Local Bus : Approx. 25 minutes / 1,160yen) → Kamikochi

Please note reservation is required for expressway bus.

Reserve a ticket for Hirayu onsen


Special Package Deals To list

We are introducing the latest special package deals which include round trip fare and unlimited ride vouchers and so on. Please check it out!

Three-Star Route Tickets

 Three-Star Route Tickets (4 types)

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"Three-Star Route Tickets" are special packaged tickets which allow you travel popular tourist spots including Matsumoto, Takayama, Hirayu Onsen, Kamikochi, Shinhotaka Ropeway, Shirakawa-go, and more, departing from Shinjuku.

4 different types of tickets are available.
(Destinations differ depending on the ticket type.)

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Kamikochi area

 Kamikochi Yu Yu Tickets

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Kamikochi Yu Yu Tickets is no longer be sold in 2017. Please come and visit again next year!

A package deal with an highway bus round trip ticket between Matsumoto and Kamikochi. Travel reasonably to Kamikochi via Matsumoto!
The tickets include :
• Round trip ticket of highway bus (Shinjuku - Matsumoto Bus Terminal)
• Round trip ticket of Alpico Railway (Matsumoto station - Shinshimashima station)
• Round trip ticket of local bus (Shinshimashima - Kamikochi)

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