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Kurobe Gorge

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Address: Kurobe, Toyama Prefecture
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Absolutely Gorgeous!! Time it right!!

Went here mid October and oh my god - absolutely best time for the most amazing shots of the gorge. Though it was EXTREMELY crowded on the train - where isn't in Japan? If you go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here mid October and oh my god - absolutely best time for the most amazing shots of the gorge. Though it was EXTREMELY crowded on the train - where isn't in Japan? If you go all the way to the last stop though and hike 1 hour to the last "onsen" practically nobody else would have hiked up so... More 

Thank DeliKIZ
Hong Kong, China
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

after reaching Unazuki onsen, take a Toroko train ride to Keyakidaira in about 90 min, which is the farthest pt into the Kurobe gorge the train can reach.

Thank DLi_hk
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Kurobe Gorge from Toyama. It was easy to get there with just two trains. We arrived to Onazuki onsen at lunch time and went walking along the river. Have spent considerable hours there, so started off the train ride quite late. It is a long train ride and was very cold in an open car, but the... More 

Thank Carolka112
Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have beautiful bright sunny weather when we arrived at Unazuki onsen before 9 am on a Sat but the crowd was already there. Missed sitting on the right side but can still appreciate the beautiful views. The train journey cut through bridges and mountain sides and each corner is a photo opportunity. We bought the tickets to the last... More 

1 Thank SpringinApril
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me preface this by saying that Unazuki-onsen might not be the easiest place to get to, the views and the experience are definitely worth the trouble. The train ride up into the gorge was absolutely gorgeous and a really great experience as you see the scenery slide past you. Take the standard coach by all means because it guarantees... More 

1 Thank wesley95
Nanao, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I took the train from Toyama to explore the Kurobe Gorge. It was a cool day so we brought lots of layers and I'm glad we did! We packed a lunch too, so that we could eat it once we arrives to Keyakidaira. Get your tickets early to Keyakidaira. Make sure you check the weather. Sit on... More 

Thank Ellen A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I was here late October this year and it was very early autumn , the leaves were not yellow enough but it was still unreal! The scenery was so beautiful, I did a short walk at keyakidaira after getting off from the railway. It reminded me very much of New Zealand. It's so beautiful and peaceful and the colours of... More 

Thank Vivian H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stayed overnight in Unazuki Onsen town to catch the early morning train. We booked the standard coach, because as a photography enthusiast, I did not want a glass panel between my camera and the scenery. The rail route goes through many tunnels and over many bridges, some of which are painted bright red, making them very photogenic amidst the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

For the best view, you should sit on the right side of the train (from Unazuki to Keyakidaira) and opposite side on your way back to Unazuki station. I only made it to Kanetsuri station this time. The river-side hot-spring bath is a great attraction. You can bring your own towel and enjoy hot-spring foot bath there.

Thank Gracehsy
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Go in the fall for the full Autumn foliage experience, parts of the ride can be noisy (screeching from the train) and cold going through the tunnels. Bring a jacket and ear plugs. I wish we had more time to visit the different onsen areas on the train line.

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