Kamikochi in mid November

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elaine low Female Singapore 2019/06/26



Will it snow in mid Nov in Kamikochi?

I plan to drive on 10 November. Do I need snow tyre?

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/06/25

Hi Elaine,

Thanks for your question.

It probably won’t snow in the valley during early to mid-November, but I can’t say for certain this far in advance. You may want to reserve snow tires just to be safe.

As you may already know, you can’t drive directly to Kamikochi as it is closed to private vehicles. I recommend parking at Sawando Bus Terminal and taking the bus from there. Here’s the timetable for the Kamikochi line bus.

Let me know if you have any other questions.


Guest 2019/08/27

Hi Blair,

Does public bus still operating by 16-17Nov ?





Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/08/28

Hi Winarto,

The last day for buses to Kamikochi is November 15th. After that, Kamikochi is closed until mid-April.

I hope that helps.


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