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Matsumoto Welcomes You!

A portal with a vast amount of information about and around Matsumoto, including Kamikōchi. Plenty of English pages.

Matsumoto Official Site

The official website of the city Matsumoto. Its Tourism Guide section includes some useful travel information; among others it introduces Kamikōchi. Several English pages.

Kamikōchi Official Site

A site operated by the Kamikōchi Resort Hotel Association. Complete information on Kamikōchi, including hotels, popular spots and area maps. Much of the information is also available in English.


“Go!Nagano” is Nagano Prefecture’s official foreign language site. Its goal is to provide foreign visitors with information and it has many-many articles written by foreign bloggers. In English.



travel guide

A gateway to official hotel websites throughout Japan!

Japan Tours

You like traveling on your own? Discover Japan at your own pace! JapanVeo
handles your flights, hotels and JR Pass (unlimited train).

Japan Hiking

This site is for anyone who is interested in hiking in Japan.

World's Largest Hiking Trail Database.

Japanese Guest House

helping travelers discover Japanese Hospitality by staying at a Ryokan (Japanese inn).

J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse 

<Backpackers hostel / guesthouse in Hida Takayama>  Just 3 minutes walk from JR Takayama Sta. Many historical houses and craftman's workshops nearby. You can also go to other sights and do some activities such as Shirakawago, hot springs, hiking, ski sports with beautiful nature scenary.
It provides you a
half-day trip to Shirakawa-go, which is designated as World Heritage!


In this website you can get information about the entire country and also you can read about the main city destinations.

Gary J. Wolff

Gary J. Wolff, a Tokyo-based corporate trainer, university lecturer, and model/actor.



Japan travel guide and Information.


Kansai's Only English Magazine.

Japan Today

Japan Today publishes original content, including interviews with celebrities and business executives, and translations of pop culture articles from popular Japanese magazines and newspapers.


Rough Guides is a leading publisher of travel and reference information, respected for their accurate, up-to-date content and informed contemporary writing.