What to Expect
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has seven stations Between Tateyama in Toyama Prefecture and Ogisawa in Nagano Prefecture. We can move about 37km-roure using three vehicles such as cable cars, trolley buses, and a ropeway. Tateyama is one of the few mountains that glacier remains, so you can enjoy a panoramic view of snow-covered Tateyama mountain range.
Let me show you the tour from Tateyama Station. First we use a cable car to Bijodaira Station. You can see Japanese ceder with a height of 28 meters. Then we move to Murodo Station using a bus. Murodo plateau is about 2,450 meters above sea level, the highest station in this route. It is a lave plateau created by eruption. We can enjoy walking through 400-meter "Yuki-no-Otani", or "Great Valley of Snow" from April to mid-June. And we use a ropeway to go to Kurobedaira Station. From ropeway you can enjoy a magnificent snowy landscape of Tateyama mountain range. Lastly we go to Kurobeko Station. Kurobe Dam is 186 meters high, of course the highest dam in Japan, You can watch water with an amount of 10 to 15 tons discharging every second from July to October.
The operating period of "Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route" is from mid-April to mid-November.
I propose this tour on the asumption that the start point is JR Toyama station and we move to Tateyama and we make a round trip between Tateyama and Kurobeko and return to JR Toyama Station.
For your information, it is OK that you go through the Alpine route from Tateyama to Ogisawa one way, or you go through the route from Ogisawa to Tateyama one way．In these cases please send me questions. Thank you.