Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

A scenic mountain crossing in the Northern Alps

 By Yunxuan Koh   Apr 9, 2016

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a scenic mountain crossing in the Northern Alps. Spanning between Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture and Omachi Town in Nagano Prefecture, the route can be traversed from either ends using various modes of transport. Be prepared to take about 6 hours to traverse the route one way.

The alpine route offers vastly different sceneries across seasons. When I went in April, the mountains were capped with snow. In autumn, the landscape evolves into a vibrant scene filled with autumnal colours.

Do note that the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine is closed during winter. In 2016, the full route between Dentetsu Toyama and Shinano Omachi will be open from 16 April to 30 November in 2016.

Photography by Yunxuan Koh
Japan Travel Member

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One of destination that I want to visit! Snow all year, what a perfect place!^^
Yunxuan Koh Photographer a year ago
It's definitely worth a visit! Do note that there might not be a lot of snow left from end of june till the start of winter. So if you wanna see lots of snow, april - early june is a good time to go!
Relinda Puspita a year ago
What I see on the picture of snow wall is the same experience when I got there 2 years ago. It's amazing though.
Yunxuan Koh Photographer a year ago
yeah the towering snow walls were really majestic! coming from a tropical country, i haven't seen so much snow in my life before. That was really an amazing experience