Kurobe Gorge Railway Timetable

Kurobe Gorge Railway Timetable


Open to the public from mid-April to late-November, the Kurobe Gorge Railway can be accessed directly from Unazuki Onsen. The timetable varies throughout the year so it is best to refer directly to the Kurobe Gorge Railway timetables.


Running 20km from Unazuki Station to Keyakidaira Station, the railway is one of Japan’s most scenic train-rides. Taking approximately 80 minutes to complete the journey between Unazuki and Keyakidaira, the line follows the Kuronagi River along the heavily forested gorge and in doing so, passes over 20 bridges and through around 40 tunnels.


There are several stations/platforms along the line but only Unazuki, Kuronagi, Kanetsuri and Keyakidaira are open to the public. From Unazuki Station, expect the following times/fares*:


to Kuronagi: 25 min / JPY660


to Kanetsuri: 60 min / JPY1410


to Keyakidaira: 80 min / JPY1980


*Please note, in April and May, some services also stop and allow passengers to disembark at Sasadiara Station.


Further information about stops and highlights along the line can be found on our ‘Highlights of the Kurobe Gorge Railway’ page.


Private Charters to/from the Kurobe Gorge Railway


For guests wanting to visit the Kurobe Gorge in the comfort of their own vehicle, we can arrange private charters to and from the railway in combination with any other nearby destinations.


Operating all year round, we are Nagano’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator. We have the expertise and experience to help you get the most out of your time in the region, including transport to and from railway, lunch at local restaurants and accommodation at a ‘ryokan’ (traditional guesthouse), where you can enjoy Japan’s renowned attention to service and local cuisine.


Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations, in combination with any activity that suits your interests and schedule.


We can arrange a visit to the Kurobe Gorge in combination with any activity or destination in the nearby region, and should you wish, also include an accompanying English-speaking guide.


Why choose us?


Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – Snow Monkey Resorts is Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator. Locally-based and operating all year round, we offer the local knowledge, support, and service that you need to get the most out of your adventure in Central Japan.



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