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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5.0a month ago
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a mountain sightseeing route between Tateyama, Toyama and Ōmachi, Nagano, Japan.
If you come on the winter, the snow is very high and cold. You can have some spot to take photo in the snow. In between the road there’s high build up snow. Very nice place if you like the nature.
5.03 months ago
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is amazing. Everything throughout the route is well organized. Dam, views, stamp collecting, everything is very well worth the money. We had nice weather so we had beautiful views everywhere.
1.03 months ago
The route is really pretty, but the fact that we couldn't see a thing ruined our trip. The Option Pass (9800¥) that we bought is valid for 5 days & is one way. We started the trip on Monday from Nagano, with a night halt at Shimano Omachi. Tuesday when we began our route, from Kurobe Dam - Daikanbo - Murodo - Midagahara - Tateyama, it was raining so heavily it was impossible to step out of the stations. We had no option but to end our journey at Tateyama early. Even though the pass is technically valid for another 3 days, a partial return trip is not allowed, so we'll have to spend a lot more money again to go back, since we really want to go see Midagahara & Murodo. People should be allowed to use the pass again partially when it's due to horrible weather, this is really unfair to visitors. Thanks.
5.06 months 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.
5.06 months 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.