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Peter R. wrote a review Jun 2020
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions70 helpful votes
If descending out of the clouds to Kurobedaira on the Tateyama Ropewy wasn't exciting enough, yet another treat was in store in transferring to the funicular at the Kurobedaira interchange. The Kurobe Cable Car is the only completely underground cable car in Japan, which allows it to remain unaffected by snowfall. Although only 0.8km in length, you drop 373m in elevation in that distance, hence the slope is very steep with a maximum incline of about 30 deg. Ideally , get a position in the front of the car and watch the ascending car approaching, seemingly on a collision course, until the passing loop materialises out of the darkness. Not exactly scenic, but nevertheless quite exciting. When you arrive at the lower Station (Kurobeko), you exit back into the sunshine at top-of-dam-level at the Kurobe Dam.…
Date of experience: July 2019
Andy S wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide79 contributions27 helpful votes
After travelling from Toyama to Tateyama we caught the cable way to Murodo with the last section by coach. Stunning part of the Japaneses Alps at 2450 meters high
Date of experience: November 2019
Noelle O wrote a review Jun 2019
Cavite City, Philippines723 contributions175 helpful votes
I admire how organized the ride is up to the Kurobe Dam and the alps via cable car. Staff are efficient and always guiding the tourist. Pur safety is their concern.
Date of experience: June 2019
phalanxye wrote a review Feb 2019
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan660 contributions105 helpful votes
This ride is essential in making it to the top of the alps, the view of the snow-covered mountains is amazing!
Date of experience: June 2018
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26waynew wrote a review Aug 2018
Melbourne, Australia168 contributions53 helpful votes
We took this trip with a couple of friends and really enjoyed the experience except for the crowds. When the weather is good and the Alpine Route is open it gets really busy. Be careful near the edge of the platform while waiting for the cable car as crowds may knock you over.
Date of experience: April 2018