Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route4.8
This 90km-long seasonal route passes over a 3,000m lofty peak by varied means of transportation including a train, a rope way, cable-cars, tunnel trolleys, busses and your own feet. The route connects Tateyama (elevation 475m) in Toyama Prefecture and Shinano-omachi in Nagano Prefecture (elevation 713m) with a straight-line distance of 25km and passes an area at an altitude of 2,450m. The one-way trip takes at least 6 hours.
The route, open from mid-April to mid-November, offers an exciting scenery of mountains, a deep dam and alpine plants. One of the most famous spots is the highest point Murodo where you go through a 500m-long bus road flanked with snow walls, which remains as high as 20m in spring. A short trek from here takes to Japan's highest onsen. Private cars are not allowed for the trolley and bus sections.
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Airport/Sta.Toyama Airport (about 31km) Google Transit
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5.04 weeks ago
Once a lifetime experience; it is a full day trip from Toyama to Ogizawa. Time your visit well, best when the snow corridor is still standing tall.
5.0a month ago
If you’ve ever played MarioKart 64 and the circuit Frappe Snowland then this may look familiar. Pretty sure this is the real life version.
5.0a month ago
Beautiful place, fresh air. I just can say wowww
4.03 months ago
Beautiful view of the mountain Alps. The route has been changed and visitors are no longer allowed to go down the highland bus. Everything is viewed from the bus.
5.03 months ago
Beautiful and amazing too see such thick snow walls. Kurobe dam is gorgeous. Place a bit too crowded because it is opened to the public for less than 2 months. The agonising thing is the waiting, queueing and of course the transportation. Tourists had to cramped in the small cable car and trolley bus which is a bit ridiculous. One can't even lift up a hand let alone enjoy the scenery. Lunch too had to wait and queued