Rounding off the trip, we visited Kamikochi, a beautiful area containing hotels, campgrounds, hiking trails, a nice lake, and just stunning views.
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Kamikochi really is amazing. Like many other places we visited, while the whole corona virus situation is unfortunate, it really made these places more enjoyable to visit when there were less people. Kamikochi is so beautiful I have to imagine it’d normally be packed to the brim, but it wasn’t. Still saw a lot of other foreigners there though.
And I can see why. The whole area is just amazing and well worth a visit. The water is so blue it reminds me of Lake Louise in Canada. I think you can even climb the mountains here. Just a great place.
And that was the last touristy destination on the trip.
Hopefully these posts have given you a good idea of what it’s like to travel in the mountainous regions of Japan! Plenty of stunning views and rivers.
We enjoyed many onsen, indoor and outdoor, on the trip as well as some good food. I’m not much of a instagram-esque “take pictures of my food” type of guy, so I didn’t get any pictures of the meals. Mind you on the trip a lot of lunches were just from convenience stores (the cheese burger at 7-11 is pretty good in a pinch).
The only thing really missing from my summer now is some festivals, and the beach. I’m not really sure if I’ll be able to experience either of those though, might have to wait till next year, post virus.
Anyways hope you enjoyed these posts on my travels, I felt like these pictures were too good to keep to my self. And I missed a week of posting, so this makes up for it.
Until next time,
Thanks for reading.