midday in Kamikochi, Nagano, Japan
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Perhaps a bit over the top but Kamikochi is a spectacular place. In an afternoon there, it's the grandeur that catches your eye - and there is plenty to catch your eye. Bus load on bus load of climbers, hikers, campers, walkers, and strollers. I'd been to the Northern Alps before but that was about 10 years ago and I'd forgotten how spectacular it is. Pretty easy to see why people make a trip up here several times a month. I left feeling it wouldn't be long before I'd be coming back as well.