AUTUMN STYLERecommended ways to spend your time in Kamikochi in autumn

When you’re staying overnight, you have the liberty of enjoying the peace and quiet of Kamikochi’s evenings and early mornings.
Relax and leave the everyday routine behind in this wonderful place where golden leaves glitter in the sunlight.
It’s okay to treat yourself once in a while, isn’t it?

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Making a leisurely afternoon arrival in Kamikochi, you find a relaxed mood with tourists few and far between

Thanks to your timing, you can enjoy a quieter Kappa Bridge.
The warm sunshine feels nice.
The height of the sky above and the vivid fall colors on the Hotaka Mountain Range give you a very real sense that winter is coming, and soon.

Kamikochi’s fall foliage starts with maples and white birch, with the golden tones of the larch making an appearance at the end of the season. The best time to see them is usually from mid- to late October.



Staring out from the terrace as you take in the sinking sun and the fall leaves

Gazing from the terrace while having a cup of coffee.
You probably haven’t had this much time to yourself in a good long while.
While a bit cold, Kamikochi’s air is incredibly fresh, and you’ll be astonished at just how good the coffee is.

Chair One (Helinox)
THE PARKLODGE Kamikochi lets you borrow these chairs free of charge. Since they’re easy to carry, they come in handy if you want to take a little break in the middle of a stroll.

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Oh, well, they do say that Autumn is for eating
Your diet can take a hike!

Eat as much as you like of whatever you want at THE PARKLODGE Kamikochi’s buffet. Since you’ve come all the way out to Kamikochi, take a break from your diet just for today and indulge in the delicious food and sake without guilt.

This is the first time you’ve ever had iwana (char) cooked over charcoal, but you’re surprised that it tastes even better than you’d imagined.
It’s a great time to take a picture that really screams, “I’m in Kamikochi!”



An early morning stroll through golden leaves lit by the sunrise

After eating breakfast, take a short jaunt around the area.
Few people will cross your path in Kamikochi in the early morning. Time itself seems to slow down in the morning calm.
Not all gifts reserved for those staying in Kamikochi are material in nature.
Enjoy the luxury of having nothing to do.

O.D. Multi Skirt (Montbell)
This multi skirt can be enjoyed two ways: worn as either a long skirt or as a dress. The stretchy fabric makes this a versatile piece for a variety of situations.

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Enjoy TROIS CINQ’s apple pie in the peaceful sunlight

A slice of apple pie in the peaceful sunlight and fresh mountain air even gives grandma’s home cooking a run for its money!
Next time, you might finally be able to get around to reading that book you’ve been meaning to check out.

Shinshu Ripe Apple Pie
Using six whole Nagano-grown Fuji apples rich with the juices that show they’re fully ripened, TROIS CINQ’s apple pies are the most popular.

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Kamikochi’s trails in autumn
Showered from head to toe with golden leaves

You’ll experience autumn in Kamikochi with all five of your senses.
Yellow leaves from larch and other trees are borne on the windAll of Kamikochi seems to sparkle. Enjoy a wonderful break from the everyday routine.

Larch leaves carried on the wind are said to look like “a waterfall of gold” as they fall.



The Herculean struggle of deciding on souvenirs?

You were just going to pick up souvenirs for everyone else, but the next thing you know, you’re focused on what to get yourself.
After all, they all look so delicious!
As you and your friends make your selections, your conversations blossom into recounting your experiences during your stay.
Before you know it, you might even be making plans to visit in the spring!

Baked Cheese Tart
Making unstinting use of such carefully selected ingredients as cream cheese from France and the freshest eggs is Gosenjaku Hotel Kamikochi’s rich cheesecake. It can be purchased at the souvenir shop in Kamikochi.

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