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How to enjoy Tateyama-Kurobe Alipine Route

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Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route is a collective name of the tourist areas, which consist of 3,000m high mountain range called Tateyama Rempo, Kurobe dam and high land area of Murodo and other attractive natural places.

In Spring, many tourists come to Murodo to see a huge snow wall known as Yuki no Otani.

Summer is the best season for trying mount climbing and Autumn for foliage excursion.

2 types of ticket for Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

Which type of the ticket should you buy?

That depends on your next destination after Alpine Route.

To and fro travelers between Toyama and Alpine Route
Please choose your wished destination in Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route and buy the round-trip ticket between your destination and Dentetsu-Toyama station or Tateyama station.

Travelers heading to Nagano prefecture
Please buy the through ticket to Ogizawa. In order to go to other places in Nagano such as Nagano city, Matsumoto and Karuizawa, you need to arrange your transport in Ogizawa station.

How much time is needed for the travel?

Here’s the estimated travel time either from Toyama or Nagano.

Please refer to Fares | Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (alpen-route.com) for more information.

 From Dentetsu Toyama sta. 
Tateyama sta.1h3h30min.
Midagahara1h30min.180 min.
Murodo1h50min.2h40min.
Daikanbo2h2h30min.
Kurobe dam2h15min.2h
Ogizawa sta.2h45min.1h45min.
  From Nagano sta.

And please add your travel time from your original departure point.

Where to buy the ticket

Rount-trip ticket and through ticket are available at below locations.

  • Dentetsu-Toyama station
  • Tateyama station.
  • Web site of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

Please refer to Fares | Place to visit in Alpine Route

Midagahara

Midagahara is a wetland registered under the Ramsar Convention. Located at an altitude of about 1,930 meters, it is a treasure trove of alpine plants. It is a wetland which is admired as a fantastic place where you can see about 3000 ponds (puddles).

Murodo

Murodo is a plateau area with an altitude of 2450 meters. It is also the starting point of the trail to the summit of Mt. Tateyama (Mt. Oyama). In addition, there are more places to see, such as Yukino Otani (Limited to April to June) and the glittering Mikurigaike Pond.

Daikanbo

Daikanbo is a cliff area at an altitude of 2316 meters, which is almost the same as Murodo. This is the place where you can take the ropeway that leads to the Ushiro Tateyama area.

The view of the Ushiro Tateyama mountain range and the emerald green Kurobe Lake that spreads out from the ropeway is breathtakingly beautiful.

It is also attractive that various events are held there, such as a tour where you can see the sunrise from Daikanbo and a tour where you can see the backyard of the ropeway.

Kurobe-ko (Kurobe-dam)

Kurobe Dam is the largest dam in Japan, located at an altitude of 1455 meters. The highlight is the spouting of 10 tons of water per second from a height of 186 meters!

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