Tateyama Kurobe Alpen route

Cross the roof of Japan:

The very large mountain route is across the mountains of the Northern Alps. Tourists can pass high mountains, a huge dam and ravines by cable car, trolley bus, tunnel, ropeway while seeing the typical Japanese mountainous beauty. It may be said that it is a highlight of the Japan Alps.

The autumn leaves are approaching.




Access and Getting Around

It is impossible to pass the whole route by car because of the preservation of nature, so tourists have to move by public transport except some parts of the route. The reachable part by car is between Nagano Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture, which is 90 km long. The route may be crowded in sumer, so in case that a one-day passing impossible, staying at Murodo etc,on the way is recommended.


Toyama Station—Toyama-chihou Line train—Tateyama Station—Cable Car—Bijodaira Station—Bus—Murodo—Trolley Bus—Daikanbo Station—Ropeway Kurobe Station—Kurobeko Station/Kurobe Dam/Walk/Kurobe Dam Station—Trolley Bus― Ogisawa Station—BusーShinanomachi Station.


Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Timetable(Japanese)

Tateyama Kurobe Alpen route


Kurobe Dam

-Specific Nature 

It is the biggest arch-type dome-shaped dam in Japan of 186 meters high, 492 meters long,which was built overcoming much difficulty in the nature.It is reachable by bus, cable car, trolley bus or rope way.It is really a great dam in the mountain.The sightseeing drainage of the dam is more than ten tons per second, which looks perfect.   Information ...

>> Read more


-Mountain View 

Murodo is a plateau of 2450 meters above sea level on the way of Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route,and the basic spot getting to Kurobe Dam, Mountain climbing and hiking, and there are some accommodations.Magnificent mountains of 3000 meters high can be seen in front of the eyes.There are some beautiful marshes in the neighborhood where tourists can feel the superb viewand the splendor of nature. ...

>> Read more

Mikurigaike Pond

-Mountain View 

Mikurigaike is the most beautiful crater lake in the Northern Alps region , located a 10-minute walk awayfrom the Murodo bus terminal with 600 meters around and 15 meters deep.It is clearly transparent, and on the surface of the legendary lake,what is splendid is that the majestic figure of the mountains of 3,000 meters high is projected....

>> Read more

Shomyo Water fall

-Specific Nature 

A four-stepped waterfall, it has the biggest drop of 350 meters, 500 meters in spring,and is designated as the national beauty spot and natural monument.The red leaves in autumn is really fantastic....

>> Read more

Snow Corridor

-Outdoor Activities 

Along the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, it is the heaviest snowfall areawhere the accumulation of snow is 10 to 20 meters high even in the middle of May.A walk ,a several hundred meter long ,along the dynamic snowy corridor in the Snowfall of Otaniafter the whole opening to the traffic from April 15 to May20~31 is most popular....

>> Read more

Accommodation around Tateyama Kurobe Alpen route


Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama Town

Toyama Prefectural Tourism Association

Omachi City Tourism Association