The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a 40-kilometer sightseeing route on the border between Toyama Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture. The course passes through six mountains up to 3000 meters tall.
The highest point of the Alpine Route is “Murodo,” at 2450 meters, and it is an area that receives some of the heaviest snowfall in the entire world. The snow drifts accumulate particularly heavily in the area “Otani,” located a five-minute walk from Murodo Terminal.
An enormous wall of snow, called “Yuki no Otani,” covers this part of the Alpine Route, and it takes a month to clear the path from the snow that closes it down in the winter. From mid-April through mid-June, just after the Alpine Route has reopened after the winter, an approximately 500-meter section is opened, and visitors can walk “Yuki no Otani.”
Large numbers of tourists from around the world every year come to see this unique, one-of-a-kind enormous wall of snow.
Kurobe DamRead Later
Boasting a height of 186 meters, the Kurobe Dam is one of the top-class dams worldwide!
A popular tourist spot, the Kurobe Dam is visited by over 1 million tourists each year!
From the dam’s new viewing platform, you can watch the powerful sight of over 10 tons of water draining out per second.
(Please be aware that water drainage only occurs from late June through mid-October.)
Overwhelming view at “Kurobe Dam” (Tateyama Hurobe Alpine Route). (Nagano Prefecture · Toyama Prefecture)Read Later
Today we would like to introduce you the best attraction “Kurobe Dam” of “Tateyama Hurobe Alpine Route” and other beautiful points around the area.
Visit the scenic Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route at a good price with the Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket!Read Later
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a mountain sightseeing route that spreads through the Northern Alps range, 3,000 meters in elevation. As a sightseeing spot, it not only appeals to Japanese people, but also is quite popular among foreign visitors to Japan.