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“A place that worths the long journey !”

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
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Day Trip to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Nagoya
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Hong Kong
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“A place that worths the long journey !”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Very scenic with different sorts of excitement including 6 different types of transportation along the route, chance to see a dam to very scenic mountains and tourist spots in 1 trip.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Lolofans
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“Amazing journey”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We did the route from the Nagano side, going through Kurobe Dam, then up Murodo station and down to the Tateyama side. It is one exhilarating journey to the eyes as you land on one magnificent view to another...and another.

Started from the Ogizawa station on a trolleybus into the belly of the mountain. Strange to be traveling in a convoy of buses through a tight tunnel into the mountain...but exciting. Coming off the bus 15 mins later at Kurobe Dam Station and climbing long flight of stairs (feels like forever), we exited the tunnel to an amazing view that greeted our eyes...Kurobe Dam. The dam, the snow capped mountain range and the greenery were just absolutely beautiful.

Walk across the dam and reached Kurobeko station for a cable car ride to climb even higher to Kurobedaira. The tight confines and fluorescent lighting gives an impression of bomb shelters!

A quick shuffle from the cable car to a rope way car at Kurobedaira to climb even higher to Daikanbo Station. From the rope way station, we can barely see the other end of the rope way station up the mountain. It's that high up. Once we reached the top, we managed to turn back and look down in where we came from...OMG...it's high! And beautiful at the same time.

A short trolley bus ride later from Daikanbo to Murodo station, we were greeted with the ice walls...WOW! Nice doesn't begin to describe it. Spent the time walking through the snow wall and taking a bus down to Tateyama. Amazing views as you descend the mountain.

Truly an unforgettable journey.

6 Thank foocy2001
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Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best of Japan, second to their food”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

We left Nagoya at 7:30 to omachi with spectacular views. Then we travel a combination of buses, electric bus, cable cars.

Been twice to Japan and this is the best by far.

Return trough Toyama back to Nagoya

Unforgettable experience especially in running to get the transport back to Nagoya while travelling with children and elderly parents.

1 Thank SolidDynamics
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Awesome place!”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

It was absolutely an awesome trip. Overnight at Tateyama is the best decision I've ever made! You can have more time to explore and enjoy around.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Alfred L
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Unique and Great Experience”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

We embarked from Tokyo at 7.30am to Nagano then to Shinano Omaichi by bus.As such we only arrived at about 12.30pm.However we forgot to check the timing of the luggage forwarding service and to our horror, the service was only till 11.30am! Even though we only had a 4D3N small luggage with us but still,lugging it across half the Alpine route can be troublesome!Lucky we had planned to stay 1N at Midagahara Hotel.As all visitors to the Alpine Route would agree,the Japanese Alps were breathtaking.Kurobe Dam and Daikanbo's views were magnificent! Snow capped mountains complemented by greenery in the lowlands,this was the scenery in June. Maybe it was because we started the journey from Ogizawa or because it was mid June, there weren't too many tourists and we really got to enjoy the scenery in much peace and quiet.We had the popular Kurobe Dam curry rice and it was delicious!We stayed 1N at Hotel Midagahara and got to enjoy the scenery of the wetlands in evening and morning.Then we checked out of the hotel early next day and returned to Murodo to visit the snow wall and walk the trail around Mikurigaike Pond.Same thing,we practically had Murodo to ourselves as there were very few visitors before 10am!It was really fun at Murodo and we enjoyed walking the snow covered trail round the pond very much and saw a few thunder birds along the way.After Murodo then we came down to Bijodaira and did a short forest hike to see the cedar trees. So it was really an unique and fun experience-walking along snow covered trails in the highlands in the morning and hiking on dry forest trails in the lowlands in the afternoon.After that we ended our Alpine Route in Toyama. So we really recommend if visitors have the time to stay 1N on the route and slowly enjoy the beauty of the Japanese alps.

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