- SNOW MONKEY PARK
- YUDANAKA & SHIBU ONSEN
- SHIGA KOGEN
- OBUSE & MATSUKAWA VALLEY
- NAGANO CITY
- TATEYAMA KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE
- KISO VALLEY
- IIYAMA & MADARAO
”Yuki-no-otani” Snow Wall
With an average of 7 meter high snow walls, the alpine pass experiences some of the heaviest snowfall in the world
At 1500 meters above sea level, Kurobe is the the highest arch dam in Japan. Its 186 meter walls are an impressive sight set against the mountain backdrop
The "moving observatory" of Tateyama's ropeway and gondola allows tourists enjoy the spectacular views across a 1.7 km journey and 488 meters elevation
Fall foliage of Murodo Plateau (Raichozawa)
Autumn foliage is another seasonal attraction and highlight of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Lake Kizaki (Omachi)
Known for its beautiful lakes and mountain backdrop of Japan's Northern Alps, Omachi is an ideal getaway for those seeking the tranquility of nature
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TATEYAMA KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route connects Tateyama (Toyama) and Omachi (Nagano) and is famous throughout Japan for its spectacular landscape and heavy snowfall. Known as the "Roof of Japan", the route passes over the Northern Alps, approximately 2400 meters above sea level using a variety of transportation including a ropeway, cable cars, and trolley bus.
Open from mid-April to late-November, its most famous feature is the grand Snow Walls. With average height of more than 7 meters, the walls dwarf visitors in a spectacular landscape you will not experience anywhere else in the world! As the snow slowly recedes through spring and summer, the mountains turn to green with many rare flowers into bloom. Autumn is equally spectacular as leaves turn to red, gold, and orange. This is an amazing, living landscape.
The Alpine Route and nearby Omachi are highlights of central Japan and should not be missed by those who want to explore the country's most iconic landscapes and natural wonders.