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Tateyama's Snow Wall Walk

Stroll through Tateyama's snow valley in spring

By Christina Nunotani    - 1 min read
Venue: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route When: Mid Apr - Late Nov 2021


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Visit Toyama's snow corridor of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, near Murodo Terminal. It is a place where you can feel as if you have truly gone to another place. We can surround ourselves with walls of snow, breathe the crisp mountain air, and enjoy a walk down the snow valley. The snow walls near Murodo are open for walking each spring.

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In 2012 the walkway officially closed on June 10th, but you can pass through other areas with snow throughout June. I went up there on May 12th.

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Christina Nunotani

Christina Nunotani @christina.nunotani

Having lived in Toyama for over 10 years, I have come to cherish this place. I want to share Toyama's cultural and sightseeing treasures with as many as I can. I am an American born hiker, photographer, mother, English teacher, environmentalist, and cross-cultural communicator. From the magnificent Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to the delicious seafood from Toyama Bay, there are so many things you should come here to experience. The quiet vast rice fields with traditional homes and residents following traditional ways of living, may also intrigue you.christina.nunotani@japantourist.jp

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Elena Lisina 2 years ago
Does this snow melt in summer?
Kim 2 years ago
Christina Nunotani, how did you get to Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route? I have no idea regarding my visit next month to Tokyo and I hope that I would visit to Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route but not much info for one day trip. Anyone can help me? Thanks.
Christina Nunotani Author 9 years ago
A friend said they went to Shoumyo Falls today (June 17th). Shoumyo is the highest waterfall in Japan, and it is also part of the Tateyama- Kurobe Alpine Route. Since there was so much snow this year, it is a great time to see the waterfall. The snow is rapidly melting, but there is still some snow for you to enjoy around Murodo. Each year the chance to see the snow depends on the amount of snow fall for that year, as well as the weather.