• Address

    Tateyama Kurobe Alopen Route, Ashikuraji, Tateyama, Nakaniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
  • Opening hour

    From April 10, the route opens partially (Tateyama Sta – Midagahara and Murodo – Ogizawa). The entire route is open from Apr 16 until the end of Nov. (in the case of 2013)
    The route is closed from Dec until early-April.

    Murodo Snow Corridor (7-20m of snow wall): Impressive views can be seen just after the road is opened at the end of April until May. After June the walls of snow become shorter but some snow remains even in August.
  • Price / Fee

    Full traverse, 1 way: Tateyama Sta - Ogizawa (6-8 hours): 8,060 yen
    Round Trip: Tateyama Sta - Kurobe Dam (8-9 hours): 10,490 yen
    Round Trip: Ogizawa - Murodo (5-7 hours): 8,800 yen
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The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine (pronounced “Alpen”) Route is known as the “Roof of Japan”. The route passes through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama in the Japan Alps. It is traversed using a variety of vehicles with an elevation change of 2400 meters from Toyama Prefecture to Nagano Prefecture.

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Questions and Tips

Opening hours and best time to visit Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route?

How to get to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route?

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

From Toyama
Dentetsu Toyama Station to Tateyama Station (1170 yen, 70-90 mins)
Departure time (Direct): 06:26, 07:21, 07:57, 08:40, 08:54, 09:49, 10:37

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Other Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Travel Tips

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

Web Ticket Reservation: http://www.alpen-route.com/ticket/e..
from 2 days to 30 days before boarding date
Pay online with Credit Card, print Web Ticket; On date of boarding, show reservation number (proof of identification, e.g. password) at Web Ticket Office to collect ticket

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Money Saving tips

Desmond Lua
  • 6 years ago

JR Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Ticket (Train Ticket + Alpine Ticket + Conditional "Unlimited Travel")
Travel Period : Tuesday, April 16, 2013 through Saturday, November 30, 2013 (Excluding April 27 - May 6, August 11 - 20.)
On sale :Monday, April 1, 2013 through Saturday, November 23, 2013 (holiday)
Alpine Route Validity: 8 days (no extensions even if valid term falls on "unavailable" days indicated above)

Source: http://english.jr-central.co.jp/tic..