Kamikochi stretches along the Azusa River, which collects snowmelt from Mt. Hotaka. It is a mountainous scenic spot that attracts people with its beautiful mountains and waterside scenery such as the Azusa River, Myojin Pond and Taisho Pond. A variety of accommodations such as hotels, mountain lodges, and camping sites are available, and the most popular way to spend your time here is to relax and enjoy hiking around the ponds and wetlands that reflect the Hotaka mountains.
The Northern Alps (Japan)
The Hida mountain range, popularly known as the "Northern Alps" is 150 km long from north to south and 25 km long from east to west, and is lined with mountains over 3,000 meters high, including the 3,190-meter-high Okuhotaka-dake. The Hida mountain range is loved by climbers for its variety of attractions, from difficult routes that require advanced climbers to spectacular views that can be enjoyed easily by ropeway.