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Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway

Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway

Enjoy the Open-Air Carriages of Kurobe

Key features

  • Sightseeing Train
  • Seasonal Beauty
  • Stunning Photography
  • Walking Trails
  • Natural Hot Springs
  • Guesthouses
  • Restaurants

Public Transport

Unazuki Stationimmediate
Unazuki Onsen Station<5 min walk
Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station<30 min

Popular Attractions

Unazuki Onsenimmediate
Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route120-140 min
Kanazawa<120 min

Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway

Enjoy the Open-Air Carriages of Kurobe

Key features

  • Sightseeing Train
  • Seasonal Beauty
  • Stunning Photography
  • Walking Trails
  • Natural Hot Springs
  • Guesthouses
  • Restaurants
Running 20km from Unazuki Station to Keyakidaira Station, the Kurobe Gorge 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. Open to the public from mid-April to late-November, the Kurobe Gorge Railway can be accessed directly from Unazuki Onsen.
The line was constructed as part of the immense undertaking of the Kurobe Dam in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the narrow-gauge train line is one of Central Japan’s most popular and scenic tourist experiences, best enjoyed from the train’s open-air carriages. Along the line, passengers have the option of disembarking at different stations from where they can walk or enjoy an ‘onsen’ (hot spring) with several restaurants and guesthouses nearby the stations.

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  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway
  • Ride the Kurobe Gorge Railway

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One of Japan’s Most Scenic Train Lines

One of Japan’s Most Scenic Train Lines

Enjoy the splendor and beauty of Central Japan riding the Kurobe Gorge Railway.

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Highlights of the Kurobe Gorge Railway

Highlights of the Kurobe Gorge Railway

The open-air carriages allow passengers to savour the beauty of the gorge before exploring on foot along walking trails leading to outdoor hot springs and guesthouses.

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Unazuki Onsen: Stay & Enjoy a Hot Spring

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Unazuki Onsen

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Amenities

Open-air Sightseeing Train
Tourist Information
Hot Springs
Walking Trails
Viewing Spots
Restaurants
Accommodation
Public Toilets

Access

Public Transport

Unazuki Stationimmediate
Unazuki Onsen Station<5 min walk
Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station<30 min

Popular Attractions

Unazuki Onsenimmediate
Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route120-140 min
Kanazawa<120 min