How do i plan Kawaguchiko – Kanazawa?

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Nadia Hudson Male Singapore 2019/09/06

Hi all,

I will be travelling Japan for the very first time from Oct 29 to Nov 13


Will be spending 3 nights in Tokyo before heading to Kawaguchiko for 2 nights.


After Kawaguchiko, i would like to do:


1. Kamikochi

2. Kurobe Gorge

3. Takayama Kurobe Trans Alpine


before heading to Kanagawa and then Kyoto and Osaka (flying back from Osaka).


Anyone can help with my plan?

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/09/06

Hi Nadia,

Thank you for your question. Here is an overview of how I would structure a tour of Kamikochi, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, and Kurobe Gorge while traveling between Kawaguchiko and Kanazawa:

Traveling from Kawaguchiko, you would take the Fujikyu Railway and JR Chuo line train to Matsumoto, which takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes. Since it is a long journey, I recommend traveling in the evening and staying two nights in Matsumoto City. On your first day in Matsumoto, visit Kamikochi for the day and return to Matsumoto in the afternoon and see Matsumoto Castle.

On your second day, take the JR Oito line to Shinano Omachi Station, change to the Ogizawa bus getting off at Ogizawa and do the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Stay in Toyama and visit the Kurobe Gorge the following day. After that, head to Kanazawa.

I hope that helps answer your question. Let me know if I can help with anything else.


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