• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Mail

The article has been added to your clip.

The article has been deleted from your clip.

Visit the mountainous zone located deep in Japan's Northern Alps
Short trip from Tokyo to Tateyama

I recommend this course!

Kim Joo-Hee / I'm from Seoul, Republic Of Korea / I have lived in Japan for 5 years.


I’m Kim Joo-Hee, a Coordinator for International Relations of the Toyama Prefecture. I’ve been working for three years in Toyama Prefecture’s international division. Toyama is not a very familiar place to overseas visitors. It wasn't familiar to me either, as I first visited when I became an international relations coordinator. The day I arrived in Toyama, I felt as though the cherry blossoms in full bloom along the Matsukawa River were greeting me with the flowers.

Toyama is located in the direct center of the island of Honshu. The prefecture is home to Mount Tate (Tateyama), regarded as one of Japan’s three holy mountains along with Mount Fuji and Mount Haku. There is no single mountain named Tate, however, people use the name to collectively refer to three mountain peaks 3000 meters above sea level: Oyama, Onanjiyama and Fuji-No-Oritateyama. In addition, Mount Tate is designated as a section of the Chubu-Sangaku National Park. The Hida Mountains, which form the center of the park, boast such exquisitely beautiful scenery that they were named Japan’s Northern Alps.

  • Day Trip

Tokyo Station

JR Hokuriku Shinkansen, Kagayaki / Hakutaka / Asama (1hr 22min)

JR Hokuriku Shinkansen

Nagano Station

Walk (5min)

Nagano Station East Exit Stop

Alpico Bus (50min)

Ogizawa Station Stop

Kanden Tunnel Trolley Bus (16min)

*suspended Dec.- mid. Apr.

Kurobe Dam Station

Kurobe Dam

  • Estimated time:1hr
  • Estimated cost:Free

Watch sheets of spray cascade down like waterfalls

Look at details


  • Estimated time:1hr

Deep-fried white shrimp rice bowl, Kurobe Dam curry, and more

Look at details

Walk (15min)

Kurobeko Station

Kurobe Cable Car (5min)

*suspended Dec.- mid. Apr.

Kurobedaita Station

Tateyama Ropeway (7min)

*suspended Dec.- mid. Apr.

Daikanbo Station

Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus (10min)

*suspended Dec.- mid. Apr.

Murodo Station

Walk (10min)

Mikurigaike Pond

  • Estimated time:1hr

The setting for the anime movie "Wolf Children"

Look at details

Walk (10min)

Murodo Station

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Set out on a mountain tour via various modes of transportation

Look at details

Tateyama Highland Bus (50min)

*suspended Dec.- mid. Apr.

Bijodaira Station

Tateyama Cable Car (7min)

*suspended Dec.- mid. Apr.

Tateyama Station

Toyama Chihou Railway (45min)

Toyama Chihou Railway

Dentetsu Toyama Station

Transfer (48min)

Toyama Station(JR Hokuriku Shinkansen )

JR Hokuriku Shinkansen, Kagayaki / Hakutaka / Asama (2hr 13min)

Tokyo Station

Look at map