Kamikochi lies in the Azusa-gawa valley at the end of the road, surrounded on all sides by the high mountains of the northern Japan Alps.
There are walks of all grades and lengths possible using Kamikochi as a base, with the easiest keeping to the river valley and more strenuous options leading up to the summits of nearby peaks. Decent footwear is a must as there are patches of year-round snow and the going can be rough.
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