Unazuki Station is a small station and terminus of the Kurobe Gorge Railway. Located in Unazuki Onsen, the station is a brief walk from Unazuki Onsen Station – the terminus of the Toyama Chiho Railway.
As a hot spring town, visitors have many accommodation options located around the station with the main attraction being the nearby Kurobe Gorge using the Kurobe Gorge Railway.
Kurobe Gorge Railway
The Kurobe Gorge Railway is a narrow-gauge rail line running along the beautiful Kurobe Gorge from Unazuki Station to Keyakidaira. Along the 20km track, the line passes over more than 20 bridges and through 40 tunnels stopping at: Unazuki / Kuronagi / Sasadaira* / Kanetsuri / Keyakidaira.
From Unazuki Station, the following stops can be reached:
to Kuronagi: 25 min / JPY660
to Kanetsuri: 60 min / JPY1410
to Keyakidaira: 80 min / JPY1980
*Services stop at Sasadaira Station only in April and May. There are also other stations along the line however they are not open to tourist.
Open-air carriages allow visitors an intimate experience of the surrounding landscape with stations along the route allowing access to walk trails, onsen, restaurants and accommodation.
The line is open to the public from the second half of April until the end of November. For daily train schedules, refer to our ‘Kurobe Gorge Railway Timetable’ page.
Accommodation around Unazuki Station
Situated at the entrance of the beautiful Kurobe Gorge, Unazuki Onsen is the largest hot spring town in Toyama Prefecture. Home to many guesthouses including traditional ‘ryokan’ and large hotels, the hot springs of Unazuki Onsen are known for the clarity of their water, known to aid healthy and vibrant skin.
Located close the coast, the guesthouses of Unazuki Onsen are known for the quality of their seafood and with a local craft beer brewery nearby, this is a great place to stay when wanting to enjoy the best of Toyama. For accommodation and booking options, please refer to our ‘Unazuki Onsen & Kurobe Gorge Area’ hotel page.
Discover the beautiful Kurobe Gorge
Long known by Japanese for its immense beauty, Kurobe Gorge is quickly emerging as a popular destination for international visitors. Regarded as one of the three most beautiful gorges in Japan, Kurobe is best experienced riding the railway which covers a meandering and winding 20km span in approximately 80 minutes.
The open-air carriages allow visitors an intimate experience of the surrounding landscape with stations along the route allowing access to walk trails, onsen, restaurants and accommodation.
The rail line includes several spectacular bridges and truly beautiful hot springs including Kuronagi Onsen and the riverside Kanetsuri Kawara Onsen.
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