One of Japan’s most picturesque mountain areas – Kamikochi
Kamikochi is part of Chubu Sangaku National Park, proudly having the two designations of “special place of scenic beauty” and “special natural treasure.” It is one of Japan’s most picturesque mountain areas, with 1.2 million visitors annually.
Akandana Parking is the starting point from Gifu Prefecture to Kamikochi. Due to year-round restricted private vehicle access, visitors are required to transfer into a shuttle bus or taxi at the Akandana Parking station. A shuttle bus takes you to Kamikochi via the Hirayu Bus Terminal, and requires approximately 35 minutes.
It may be a good idea to walk along the promenade from the parking to explore the town around Hirayu Onsen. You can fully enjoy the local cuisine, such as Hida beef and Takayama ramen noodles, as well as hot springs touring the day spas and footbaths.
Address: 791-38 Hirayu, Okuhida Onsengo, Takayama City, Gifu
Contact: 0578-89-2351 Nohi Bus
Open: April 17 – November 15
Business hours: 4:00 – 19:00; varies slightly depending on the shuttle bus timetable
Parking: 850 standard-sized vehicles
Parking fee: 600 yen per day for one standard-sized vehicle
Bus fare: Adults 1,180 yen one-way, 2,090 yen round-trip between Akandana Parking and Kamikochi Bus Terminal