Events of Kamikochi throughout the year 2019

Date Event
April 27 The 51st Kamikochi opening ceremony (lodges open on this day).Kamikochi opening ceremony
June 1 & 2 The 73rd Weston Festival (includes music and speeches)
Walter Weston was a missionary who helped popularize recreational mountaineering in Japan at the turn of the 20th Century.
October 8 Hotaka Shrine festival and memorial service for the dead at Myojin pond.
At Myojin pond.
Hodaka Shrine festival
November 15 Autumn festival (Kamikochi closes).
Autumn leaves of Japanese larch
April 27 to Nov. 4 Kamikochi open season (Enjoy nature! Various activities become available during this time.)

Note: Avoid the most crowded seasons.
May 3 to 6 (Golden Week), July 14 to 16, and July 28 to Aug 26 (Summer peak season).
The best time to enjoy Kamikochi is from May 15th to June 10th.