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About the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Promotional Video

This video, titled "(TKAR010) Long Version 'Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Promotional Video' Japan" ((TKAR010)立山黒部アルペンルート long version "Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route promotional video" JAPAN), was released by "[Official] Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Video Channel" (【公式】立山黒部アルペンルート絶景動画チャンネル).

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a popular mountain sightseeing route with a series of 3,000-meter tall mountains.
It offers observation decks with incredible views of the Tateyama Mountain range, a sightseeing route through a massive snow wall that appears at 0:48 in the video, and the stunning scenery of the Northern Alps. Check it out in the video!

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Sightseeing Route

Image of Kurobe-daira, cable car
Photo:Kurobe-daira, cable car

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a 37 km long mountain sightseeing route that starts from Tateyama Station in Toyama Prefecture and ends at Shinano-Omachi (信濃大町, Shinano-Omachi) in Nagano Prefecture.
The route starts by taking the cable car from Tateyama Station on the Toyama Prefecture side, seen at 0:58 in the video, to Bijodaira (美女平, Bijodaira), and then to Tateyama Murodo (立山室堂,Tateyama Murodo) via Midagahara (弥陀ヶ原, Midagahara.
Murodo is known as the highest station in Japan.
You'll be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the Northern Alps from the sightseeing observation deck on Mt. Murodo (室堂山, Murodo-Yama).

Explore the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Using Local Transportation!

Image of Kurobe Lake and a ropeway
Photo:Kurobe Lake and a ropeway

Take the Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus from Murodo to Daikanbo Station, which can be seen at 1:42 in the video.
The Tateyama Ropeway takes you to Kurobe-daira (黒部平, Kurobe-daira) from Daikanbo (大観峰, Daikanbo) in just 7 minutes.
Take a ride on Japan's longest ropeway, a single-span ropeway with no aerial lift pylons, and experience the beautiful scenery.
You can also take the Kurobe Cable Car from Kurobe-daira to Kurobeko (黒部湖, Kurobeko).

The Highlight of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - The Great Snow Corridor

image of Toyama Prefecture, Yuki no Oya
Photo:Toyama Prefecture, Yuki no Oya

The area around Snow Corridor of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has the most snowfall on the route.
The snow that falls in winter forms two massive wall of snow, and even in mid-May, visitors can walk through a wall of snow more than 10 meters tall.

The buses that run through the snow corridor were discontinued in April 2019, but you can still enjoy touring the sights on an environmentally-friendly hybrid bus.
The bus may be cancelled depending on the weather, so be sure to check ahead of time and make reservations before your journey.
After passing through the Kurobe Dam area of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, you'll be heading to Shinano Omachi, passing through the scenic landscape of Ogisawa (扇沢, Ogisawa) and the Hinatayama Plateau (日向山高原, Hinatayama Kougen).

Summary of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Image of the Kurobe Dam and Tateyama
Photo:Kurobe Dam and Tateyama

Tourism on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route peaks from winter through spring.
You should expect there to be a large number of visitors on the route during the peak of the season, as many people will come to see the massive snow corridor.
When the weather is nice in the summer, try the sightseeing route from the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to the summit of Mt. Tsurugi (剱岳, Tsurugi-dake).
We also recommend sightseeing in the fall when the Northern Alps are covered in beautiful autumn colors.

As shown in the video, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife that can only be seen here will make your trip unforgettable.

【Official Website】Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Official Guide

【Tripadvisor】Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

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Last Updated : Jan. 21, 2023
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