We loved the trip to Kamikochi, with steep hills and valley and beautiful rivers – it was absolutely marvellous.
Seeing monkeys was a bonus, and there were lots of signs of bears, but we didn’t see any. It all really reminded me of the Rocky Mountains in Canada or the European Alps, but with less people, huts and cows.
The contrast of the landscape with bamboo groves, rivers and snow-capped mountains was amazing, and the village was really cute to visit.
We were the only westerners at the hotel, which was an amazing traditional experience. The staff were so welcoming and went out of their way to help both with our stay and our travels.
The pond is a must see!