Getting Here and Around in Kamikochi

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Getting Here and Around

No cars are allowed in Kamikochi. Take the Matsumoto Electric Railway from Matsumoto Station to Shin-Shimashima, the last stop. The ride takes 30 minutes and departs once or twice an hour. At Shin-Shimashima Station, cross the road for the bus to Naka-no-yu and Kamikochi (¥1,900, or ¥2,400 for a bus-and-train combo ticket). There are also buses from Matsumoto to Kamikochi, departing twice daily when the road is open (late April–November; ¥2400). To get here from Takayama, take a bus to Hirayu Onsen (one hour; ¥1,530) and change to another bus for Kamikochi (25 minutes; ¥1,130). There are some direct buses in summer from Takayama.

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