In the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, this point is the highest at 2450m. The famous snow walls flanking the bus road, as tall as 20m, are located here, and you can command a great view of mountains standing at 3000m or higher. There are various hiking trails to enjoy the nature and scenery.
One trail goes around Mikuri-ga-ike pond where there is an inn with a small restaurant and Japan's highest hot spring. Another leads you to a valley with rising steam, a spring with pristine water, and Japan's oldest mountain lodge dating back to the 18th century. You may encounter some grouses, a bird registered as a Special Natural Monument.
Purposeelderly,experience,nature,family,mountain climbing,winter in Japan,mysterious lands of Japan,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Toyama Airport (about 36.9km) Google Transit
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5.02 months ago
I arrived here at the end of summer (mid September) and this area was one of the most beautiful places I got to see in Japan! I strongly recommend to give yourself about 2-4 hours to explore the area.
On the weekend this place is packed with people, but it is still worth the views.
All the paths I used were very well paved and marked, and were not much challenging.
5.07 months ago
Place was beautiful, serene with blue skies and white snow blanketing the mountains.
3.04 months ago
Not much food on this station.
5.0a year ago
Highest terminal in Japan, beautiful scenery, kind people, great omiyage!
3.0a year ago
Strong snow in this timing.