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Yuki no Otani

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The most attractive site on Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route is one of the top attractions in Japan for it seasonal beauties and... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Wooster, Ohio
Impressive snow wall

We went there on a rainy day and the snow corridor was closed. But we were able to walk to back of... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama Prefecture
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route is one of the top attractions in Japan for it seasonal beauties and characteristic Snow Wall corridor. The best period to witness the gigantic man-made snow walls through 500 meters corridor, Yuki-no-Otani, is during mid-April, to May. By late June, July and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank unescotravelbug
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We went there on a rainy day and the snow corridor was closed. But we were able to walk to back of the Tateyama Hotel to see the smaller snow wall. Not to be misled by the word small, it was huge. There were also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SK H
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Its the purpose for our visit. No regrets. Outside of Japan, we got a 5 day JR Pass which included free and unlimited transport within the alpine area. Signages are in english and very clear. Just know your general direction, you can only go up...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank narniasg
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

It was freaking cold at 5*C coz it was raining n the wind was blowing. That didn't stop us from enjoying the short walk we had at the corridor to reach 2390m n snowwall at 15m. Great experience for all who visited.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Main attraction of the Alpine Route in April. However there were wayyyyy too many tourists for you to actually enjoy yourself. Most of our time were spend squeezing into trolleys, buses and ropeways. This took up around 1 hour of our 10 hour commute across...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We went to snow corridor in early june. Thank God the weather was good and we could walk along the snow corridor. I have friends who visited before and did not manage to see snow corridor due to bad weather condition. It is quite a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Seraphin C
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I went there in mid June. Luckily, in a sunny day. The site only opens for visit from April to November each year. The snow wall melted from 20m high in early April to 12m in mid June. The only problem is you need to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank Silverwagon
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Wall was still up to 12m at some parts. Not the best but still a beauty. A light sweater would suffice. We spent 2.5hrs here. Try the snow slide....a novelty and really fun...both for kids and the elderly.

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank BertSG
Reviewed June 13, 2017

This particular spot (snow corridor) is our only reasons why we both decided to visit Japan this time where we spent less time in Tokyo and traveled around Japan instead. For me, this was my 2nd visit to Tateyama after the 1st one back in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Bambang S
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Beautiful and awesome experience. It took a number of different transportation to arrive at this scenic sight. The journey was easily managed by the efficiency of the transport system. It was a sunny day hence it was not too cold for us. Please go on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from SK H | Reviewed this property |
On second thought I think there is no Snow Wall in September because the snow melts in summer. The opening time of Yuki no Otani seems to end in mid June. Sorry for not mentioning this in my previous reply.
November 7, 2017|
Response from Partyof42014 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is only open from April to June period. You may want to check out the Japan Travel site to confirm
Jeannie T
February 25, 2015|
Response from HarumiA39 |
In mid of Mar, the route called "Tateyama Kurobe Alpen route" is still closed by snow. Just preperation to open the route in Mar. Best season of Yuki no Otani Is from mid April to June. From around July, the wall is lower... More