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Kappa Bashi

Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture
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A bridge!

IT is just a bridge in a picturesque village that is the setting off point for Alpine walking. I'm... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
The Real Start of Your Kamikochi Experience

Once you walk the 300 meters from the bus terminal (take the "river" not the "forest" path), you... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

IT is just a bridge in a picturesque village that is the setting off point for Alpine walking. I'm afraid it isn't spectacular in any way, although it is useful for crossing the river!

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Once you walk the 300 meters from the bus terminal (take the "river" not the "forest" path), you will arrive at the main juncture of the valley. Most tourist lodges are within a few meters and on both sides of the bridge. There is a...More

2  Thank speninosmith
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Must-go bridge. It is a busy bridge that many people walk back and forth & take photos. The surroundings are very nice - blue and clear river + mountain view.

Thank mwfwinnie
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This wooden suspension bridge known as a symbol of this mountain resort. From this point you can see Mt. Hodaka range and the scenery is so bueatiful at any time. I used to take photos at 6am with the early mist over the river.

Thank 930nihalp
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Kappa Bashi, a symbol of Kamikochi, is a starting point of Kamikochi trail. It was named after a famous novel "Kappa", written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 15 June 2016

There are quite a few restaurant options as well as other services around this bridge, which itself is nothing special. But, it does alow for a great photo opportunity with the Dakesawa valley and its surrounding mountain peaks in the background. For this though, head...More

Thank Sydney-TD
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Spectacular bridge. As you start your walk along one of the many trails in the Kamikochi national park, after deboarding at the bus terminal, the first thing that catches attention is this suspension bridge across the river. Spell binding.

Thank Sayantan G
Reviewed 12 November 2015

It was really really beautiful,You can take many photos with the beautiful background and also it was breath taking.But the place is getting crowded.So visit there in the morning.Make sure to bring your own bag to collect your litter.There is no garbage disposals in this...More

Thank Nidushahw
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This bridge is nice to take pictures but gets so overcrowded. Should visit it early in the morning before crowds get in.

1  Thank Irene Mulia T
Reviewed 14 October 2015

My host explain to me the meaning of this bridge and the story behind it.I'm glad i listened to his advice and delayed my trip to Tokyo and visit kamikochi instead.Amazing mountain view and the weather was nice for a hike.

Thank MiaMB357
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Jeremy G
We will have a private car. I have the following questions: How close can we drive to Kappa Bashi before we must park the car and take a bus to Kappa Bashi. How often does the bus run in mid-May? Thank you!
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