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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

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How to get from Toyama to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route - NOTE: baggage transfer service has finished for the season

1. Take the train from Toyama to Tateyama (you cant use your JR Pass). It costs about ~1200 yen... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Not sure how we got there, but, gorgeous natural beauty of Japan is the reward!

We had a local guide who got the many tickets we needed to get to Kurobe Dam via the Tateyama... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1. Take the train from Toyama to Tateyama (you cant use your JR Pass). It costs about ~1200 yen. Use the ticket machine in English. NOTE: The Alpine route counter at Toyama station has closed for the season and so has the luggage service! The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ndiscovers
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We had a local guide who got the many tickets we needed to get to Kurobe Dam via the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. We started from Toyama station, took a small train, a cable car, a bus, a trolley, and a ropeway and a cable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JanHana
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, the scenery was great. We managed to catch the amazing autumn foliage near the Toyama side before heading up to Tateyama. And it had already snowed in the higher altitude areas so it was quite beautiful to see. The Kurobe dam is also very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Holidaymoody
Reviewed November 3, 2018

It was snowing the night before. Weather forecast said it will be wind nos. 9, 1% rain, sun coming out. When we arrive, we are unable to go up from Tateyama. We waited till they have cleared he snow. It is around 7.50am when they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Chivory
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Some who have planned to visit there might wanna find out if you need to exchange for ticket at every station with your A-T-M Area Tourist Pass issued by JR. Fortunately, the answer is no. You do not have to worry about taking the trouble...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Chubby_Jimmy
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We started rather late on this part of our trip to Japan. If you planning to include this as part of your itinerary while visiting Japan, I highly recommend you travel light or if not it is imperative to start early so that you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank RULIZAH
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I would recommend travelling the route from east to west meaning to start at Shinano-Omachi and end at Tateyama. Most of the beautiful sights are on the east side such as Kurobe Dam, Kurobedaira and the mid point of the route Murudo. The west side...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Creation sings anthem in harmony in this beautiful route! This is a MUST-GO for anyone who is in Japan for more than 2 days. So much to talk about in this trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route is one of the most visited attractions and crowded mainly by the foreign tourists. It welcomes millions of visitors through out all three seasons beginning around mid-April when this route is opened, through entire summer to the late fall and end at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank unescotravelbug
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic landscape with stunning view,well kept the whole alpine. You need to start early to enjoy the whole trip and make sure you don't miss the last bus!

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 11, 2018|
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Response from MadamJosephine | Reviewed this property |
If you read my review of the Alpine Route, you will see that I recommend not buying the ticket in advance as this trip is totally weather dependent. There is no point doing it if its rainy and clouded in. That said, from... More
October 18, 2018|
Response from Onyib | Reviewed this property |
You would take a cable car from Tateyama station to Bijodaira, then the bus from Bijodaira to Murodo. The intervals between cable cars and bus trips are published in the official site, there are also leaflets at every stop... More
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Darwin, Australia
Train travel in japan (5 Replies)
Hi We are visiting japan for the first time for 13 days in June , we arrive at Kansai in the evening and plan to go to Kyoto first for 3 nights then Tokyo (Shinjuku) for 3 nights and then up to Omachi for 1 night prior to travelling the Tateyama Kurobe alpine route . We then plan to stay in Takayama a night before heading to Osaka for our last 4 nights and do a day trip from their to Hiroshima and Myajima Island We plan on getting a 14 day JR pass as this seems the way to go ... unless...More
March 21, 2017|
Response fromNao H|
7 day pass suffices, so far D1 Kyoto to Tokyo D2 Tokyo D3 Tokyo D4 Tokyo to Omachi D5 Alpen route to Takayama(or Kanazawa) D6 Takayama(or Kanazawa) to Osaka D7 Hiroshima/Miyajima Day trip from Osaka
Chew Y
Singapore, Singapore
Crossing the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route (13 Replies)
Any suggestions for a good deal for just 2 people leaving from Tokyo, planning a 1-3 days trip.
May 10, 2013|
Response fromChew Y|
I have checked the link(JapanGuide) you have provided, it says 10000yen to cross the Alpine Route. After further checking, the 10000yen ticket price is only valid between Toyama and Shinanoomachi. How much does the ticket cost from Tokyo to Toyama and from Shinanoomachi back to Tokyo? According to your suggestion to start from Matsumoto, how do I go from Tokyo to Matsumoto? Do I end my trip back at Matsumoto?
Ash K
Honshu (2 Replies)
Hi all, I'm looking for some recommendations on the order to visit these places to minimise the amount of backtracking and travel time. Also comments on how much time to spend at each place is highly appreciated. Beginning from Nara on Tues 17 Oct 2017, we have 10 days before we fly out from Tokyo on Fri 27 Oct 2017. In between we'd like to go to: Nakasendo trail, walking from Magome to Tsumago Kanazawa Shirakawa-go Takayama Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Kamikochi Yamanouchi ...More
August 27, 2017|
Response frommabei0123|
Oct 17: KIX Oct 18: Nara Oct 19: Nakasendo Oct 20: Takayama Oct 21: Takayama: Shin-hotaka Ropeway Oct 22: Karuizawa Oct 23: Matsumoto via Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Oct 24: Kamikochi Oct 25: Shibu Onsen(Snow Monkey Park) Oct 26 Tokyo This itinerary looks too rushed. It might be better to cut some places.