Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route


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The Alpine Route is a spectacular scenic passage over the Japanese Alps connecting Nagano Prefecture’s Omachi with Toyama Prefecture and the Sea of Japan. This is an area of immense snowfall, and when the road opens in mid May, it is surrounded on both sides by walls of snow 10 meters tall. Special hybrid busses carry amazed passengers from the Toyama side to Murodo, which is the starting point to climb the peak of Mount Tateyama, one of Japan’s Three Sacred Mountains. From Murodo, the route conveys people on an exciting variety of transportation including cable car and ropeway to massive Kurobe Dam then through a 6.1 km tunnel (an amazing engineering feat) to the Omachi side.

Location Omachi City Map
TEL 076-432-2819
FAX 076-442-3431
Mail hanbai@alpen-route.co.jp
URL http://www.alpen-route.com/en/
Business hours Please check from the web site.
Usage fee (One Way) Shinano Omachi to Dentetsu Toyama St. : 10,850 yen (One Way) Ougisawa St. to Tateyama St. : 8,290 yen (Round trip) Shinano Omachi St. to Murodo : 11,550 yen (Round trip) Ogisawa to Kurobe Dam : 2,570 yen
Date(s) Open thru: 4/10 to 11/30 (Shinano Omachi St. thru Murodo and Toyama St. thru Amidagahara till 4/16) Opening festival: 4/10 Full Open: 4/17

Access and Parking


By Train:40 min bus ride from Shinano Omachi Station (JR Oito Line)
100 min bus ride from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
By Car:60 km / 70 min from Azumino IC
60 km / 90 min from Nagano IC


Nature Observation

Superb Views

Things to do

Mountains and Rivers

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