Kurobe Gorge Railway

Sightseeing information about Kurobe Gorge Railway in Japan.

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The Kurobe Gorge Railway extends about 20km along the V-shaped ravine in the rugged mountains of the Northern Japan Alps. Completed in 1937, originally used to transport materials for an electric utility, the railway connect between Unazuki and Kyakidaira for 80 minutes. The train passes through 22 bridges and 41 tunnels, and you can get off at three stations in between the route.

The main attractions include the 60m-high Atobiki-bashi bridge near Kuronagi Station, and the observation deck to view perpetual snow, 3 minute on foot from Kanetsuri Station. From the Keyakidai terminal, a 20-minute walk takes you to a viewing deck for strange-looking boulders. There are 8 hot spring resorts along the line. The railway is in service from mid-April through November.

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5.011 months ago

Beautiful sights. A must see and must do route.

5.0a year ago

One of the best and most enjoyable train ride ever, via the Kurobe Gorge, up to the Keyakidaira Station. Every moment was an excitement and the scenery were simply gorgeous. The passing scenes unfolded new adventures ahead.
Loved the many moments:
-Watching the deep Gorge and the rushing waters below
-Waterfalls falling off from the mountains afar
-huge but yet serene Dam
-meeting of the two trains
-this RED bridge
-refreshing forest
-cute furry, red faced monkeys
And many other moments- memorable!!!

5.010 months ago

One of the best spots for autumn.

5.0a year ago

This train ride is amazing!!! Great little station with an amazing staff. So friendly and busy. The start of a n incredibly beautiful railway ride. I highly recommend this little journey.

4.02 years ago

Great ride to the top. Worth spending a good hour+ at the top. Fabulous views and pleasently cool going through the tunnels. The relatively long (80 minutes) trip passes in no time in both directions.

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