The Best Guide of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 2020

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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is famous among tourists all over the world in the spring season. Today, I will talk about Tateyama Kurobe alpine route 2020 with the information of access and sightseeing spots around Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

What is Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route?

The featured attractions are unique and spectacular routes along the Northern Japan Alps. Visitors can enjoy varying vistas during different seasons of the year. You can traverser by some hands of transportations such as a ropeway and trolleybuses. Especially, in 2020, the entire route is opening from 15th April to 30th November.

How to go to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto


About the access from Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, from Tokyo, it takes 4 hours by shinkansen and highway bus.

Firstly, you take Hokuriku Shinkansen between Tokyo station and Nagano station. And from Nagano station, you take Alpiko highway bus. (watch out that the bus is available from 4/16 to 11/30).

From Osaka and Kyoto, it takes 4 hours by shinkansen, rapid train (local train), and bus.

Firstly you take Tokaido Shinkansen to Nagoya for about 1 hour. And you take a rapid train called wide view Shinano to Matsumoto for about 2 hours. Finally, it takes 1 hour from Matsumoto to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route by local train and bus.


Things To Do in Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

In the spring season, you can see a majestic snow corridor whose high is 20 meters. A section of the snow corridor around Murodo is open to pedestrians usually from the middle of April to the end of June.

Moreover, tourists in the summer and autumn season can enjoy seeing the floor in the mountain and autumn leaves. Around Murodo and Daikanbo from late September to early October, the color of leaves is changing.

Murodo offers a variety of hiking trails for both high-level people and beginners of trekking. For beginners, I recommend the model course that you walk from Murado terminal until to the observatory, and walk around Mikuriga pond. It takes about 2 hours of hiking.

Sightseeing spots around Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

In this part, I introduce sightseeing spots on the side of Nagano along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Kurobe Dam is one of the famous spots around Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. The scale of this dam is said to be the largest in Japan.

The story of contractions are handed down. From the observatory at the Kurobe dam, you can see the panorama of Tateyama Alps.

Let’s go to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route!

Why don’t you go to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route 2020? There, you can enjoy while a season. If you want to know more information and sightseeing spots in Nagano. please visit other sites.

→The Best 10 Things To Do in Nagano In Spring



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Nice to meet you. I’m Karina, a university student. Now I’m living in Nagano, Ueda, so I’ll introduce very much about Nagano, Japan! I also have been to study abroad twice in Italy and Greece. This is why I could write traveling articles in English. My favorite things are to go to a cafe and book shop whose buildings are renovated! After you read my articles, I’d like you to know about Nagano and be interested in many popular spots there.