Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 currency conversion
  2. 2 Airport taxis in Bangkok
  3. 3 Trip Report K2 Base Camp- Concordia Gondogoro La Trek, Unforgettable Experience
  4. 4 One day in Saigon
  5. 5 Advice for treks/Peak climbing in ladakh end of June
  6. 6 Vietnam - Sa Pa
  7. 7 Bali private driver recommendation
  8. 8 North India Itinerary advice
  9. 9 Myanmar:Domestic flights and transport :cash :guide/travel agency i
  10. 10 Do I need the rabies jab for bali?
  11. 11 6 nights / 5 days Japan itinerary
  12. 12 The Indian money crunch.
  13. 13 The truth about elephant tourism
  14. 14 Article on assistance for US citizens with difficulties abroad
  15. 15 Travel agent for custom tour of Japan
  16. 16 20 things to think about when interacting with animals in Thailand
  17. 17 Chiang Mai hotel with sweet attentive staff
  18. 18 3 weeks: solo travel to Thailand (with stop in Hong Kong and Tokyo)?
  19. 19 DC to Dubai 3 nts, Tokyo 6 nts. Kyoto day trip? Itinerary thoughts?
  20. 20 Kerala trip
  21. 21 E Visa for India?
  22. 22 1-2 months South East Asia
  23. 23 6 weeks: Thailand & Laos. Itinery review?
  24. 24 Help - India.
  25. 25 Nice article on Macau in the NYT
View next 25 » Back to the top

Kamikochi Hiking Questions

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone. I am now officially just two months away from my 17-day trip to Japan and am very excited. I am planning to spend one day hiking in Kamikochi during the middle of my trip. I will be there on November 13, so two days before Kamikochi closes for the season. As I will be staying in Matsumoto for two days, my plan is to hop a direct bus from Matsumoto to Kamikochi early that morning, make a bee line to the Kamikochi visitor center to get maps, hiking suggestions, etc. and then set out. Ideally, I'd like to spend 3-4 hours of easy hiking. If I can make it work, I'd then like to visit the Daio Wasabi farm that same today, before getting back to Matsumoto in time to catch the late afternoon van back to the ryokan.

I have a few questions:

1. Do I need to look into hiring a guide for my Kamikochi hiking or with maps and advise from the visitor center, can I easily do it on my own devices?

2. Is 3-4 hours sufficient?

3. If I get an early start, is it feasible to catch some sort of public transportation to the horseradish farm in the early afternoon? If so, has anyone visited the Daio horseradish farm and is it "worth it"?

Many thanks in advance for the input.

MB

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement