The Official Tourism Site of Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
Weather

My Time in Matsumoto (Guest's Blog)

>> Sign guestbook <<  
The guestbook has 632 messages     


632 2017/12/7 Takayama - Komikochi - Matsumoto
Stell 
AUSTRALIA
Hello you have such a great info on the region.

We will be travelling from Takayama to Matsumoto on 10April 2018. I wonder if Kamikochi is open for visitors then.
Do you think we need to book the bus for this journey? April is a cherry blossom time so is a peak tourist time. We also like to visit Kiso valley - Nara and perhaps Tsumago- Magome if you think we can get accommodation without booking? Your advice will much appreciated.


Note of webmaster: Hi Stell,

Kamikochi opens mid-April, so the park will not be open for regular visits when you come on the 10th. If you would really like to visit the park, you can enter Kamikochi on foot preferably by reserving a tour with a private guide or travel agency.

Tickets cannot be reserved for the Takayama-Matsumoto Route (not so crowded). Seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis (standing not allowed). The buses are operated jointly by Nohi https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/english/highwaybus/ and Alpico https://www.alpico.co.jp/tourists/en/kamikochi/route08/.

Since April can be a busy time and smaller lodgings need time to prepare for guests, we recommend booking an accommodation in advance.
Tsumago Accommodations: http://tumago.jp/english/infomation.html
Magome also has a few minshuku (guest houses).
There is a luggage transport service between the two areas.

More information about the Kiso Valley and Nakasendo Road is available here: http://www.go-nagano.net/killer/kiso

Have a nice trip!
-Paige