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Otherworldly, serene and breathtaking

It's inside the shrine and you have to pay to get in. It could be a bit too crowded when there are... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Hong Kong, China
A place of serenity

This is such a peaceful place . One has to pay 300 yen to enter but its worth every yen! It’s a... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto 390-1516, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

It's inside the shrine and you have to pay to get in. It could be a bit too crowded when there are big tourist group arriving. Otherwise, you can take your time to soak in the scenery and the aura of this beautiful place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaylowe
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is such a peaceful place . One has to pay 300 yen to enter but its worth every yen! It’s a fairly long walk , about an hour from kappa bridge . The beauty of God’s creation is seen here .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Angela5656
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

It's just a minute off track when you do the kamikuchi circle route, but worth the 300 yen or so.. The color s of the pond are beautiful .it looks magical.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IditT4
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spectacular scenery and some amazing photo opportunities, very relaxing and worth the 300 yen entry. Limited walkways and would imagine it can get pretty crowded at peak times.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 11 August 2018

After walking for 4KM from Kappa bridge, there is Myojin pond with its bridge. There is small hut restaurant in the area, good place for rest after long walk from Kappa bridge. You should take a walk on the right side of Kappa bridge to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ucartech
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This place was just magical and I don't know how to explain it. The pond, with plants growing out of it, looks like a Japanese garden. It is just beautiful. There were a fair number of tourists but the place felt tranquil and serene. I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pengapa
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is a must-go attraction that you won't be able to imagine how spectacular it can be. The water is so clear that you can assume as a mirror. The vapour from the water make it become mysterious. The weather is usually good. However, it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank issacloch
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Kamikochi is regarded as a "sacred place" for the Japanese. To preserve this area, cars and suitcases are not allowed. Suitcases or bags can be kept near the tourism office (rates depend on the bag size and they can keep your bags for days). You...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I was trying to look from near the shrine if entering the lake area is really worth it for those couple of yens but it definitely is! Once we entered we found a peaceful lake which was so picturesque that not even light rain could...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank laylalae
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Visited here while hiking around Kamikochi area and enjoyed some hot sake at a small inn/café near here.

Date of experience: May 2017
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