Today you will head to the Japanese Alps and the mountain pass town of Kamikochi which is part of Chubu Sangaku National Park. This area is only open to the public from April 15 to November 30 due to the heavy snowfall in the winter months. It has only been moderately developed and private cars are not allowed. The idea is to keep the natural beauty and to allow travelers to enjoy it. There are many hiking trails for you to explore. The bus from Matsumoto Station to Kamikochi will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.