Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Tateyama-machi

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Enjoy a spectacular journey through the northern Japanese Alps at Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Accompanied by the picturesque scenery of the Tateyama mountain range along the way, you’ll switch between various modes of transport, including a cable car and ropeway. In the winter, the route boasts a towering snow corridor for pedestrians, with walls up to 13 m (43 ft) high. As you near the end of the trip, you can't miss the gigantic Kurobe Dam. At 186 m (610 ft) high, Japan’s tallest dam discharges up to 15 tons of water per second from June to early November. Amenities along the way include restaurants, gift shops, and restrooms. Plan to visit Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route during your Tateyama-machi vacation using our convenient Tateyama-machi trip itinerary builder app.
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  • We stayed in Toyama for 5 days and this was one of our many day trips. Its starts with the ride on the train from Toyama (Dentetsu Toyama Station) and note JR Rail Pass does not cover this or any....  more
    We stayed in Toyama for 5 days and this was one of our many day trips. Its starts with the ride on the train from Toyama (Dentetsu Toyama Station) and note JR Rail Pass does not cover this or any....  more »
  • It was snowing on the day so we got very limited visibility. Some of the scenic pts are closed due to heavy snow and they cut short of the bus back down the the train station due to safety. 
    It was snowing on the day so we got very limited visibility. Some of the scenic pts are closed due to heavy snow and they cut short of the bus back down the the train station due to safety.  more »
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  • A gorgeous part of Japan - so incredibly scenic. It's a lot of fun switching from one form of transport to another all along the route, and the scenery is beautiful…had a beautiful cool day with bright blue skies…seeing the snow wall and the great view of the plateau was worth it.
  • So amazing views are AWSOME, and the staff is amazing. Don’t miss out on this, go now and have fun!!!

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