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  1. Japan
  2. Nagano Prefecture
  3. Nagano
  4. Kurobe Dam

From Nagano: Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

Product ID: 237272
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Visit the "Roof of Japan" and marvel at the snow walls of the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, one of Japan’s most iconic and unique experiences.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at of one Japan's most iconic sights
  • Admire the dramatic mountain landscape of the Chubu Sangaku National Park
  • Experience a unique variety of mountain transports to reach the summit of 2450 meters
  • Visit the iconic Kurobe Dam, an immense engineering feat and source of national pride
Full description
Meet your guide at JR Nagano Station and board the tour bus to begin your journey to the fabled Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. Arriving at Ogisawa Station around 10:15, prepare for your ascent before boarding the Kanden Tunnel trolley bus at 11:00, the first of a variety of mountain transports you will utilize to reach the summit.

Your first stop is the Kurobe Dam. Constructed between 1956 and 1963, this immense structure required the labor of up to 10 million people and is Japan's highest dam. A source of national pride and emblematic of man's attempts to conquer nature, enjoy some time to admire the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains before starting the next leg of your journey toward the summit.

Next, head to the Tateyama Ropeway. Spanning 1700 meters, you will be transported upward to the final stop of Daikanbo, before taking the final trolley bus to Murodo. At 2450 meters, this is Japan's highest station – an isolated outpost in an inhospitable, dramatic landscape. Stroll through the iconic snow corridor which rises up 20 meters above you. Enjoy 1.5 to 2 hours of free time to stroll around the area, with enough time to visit the museums before beginning the journey back to Nagano.
Includes
  • Return transportation from Nagano Ogisawa
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ticket (including all transport to/from the summit)
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Additional food, snacks, and drinks
  • Shinkansen/bullet train tickets

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at JR Nagano Station at 08:30. The meeting point is in front of the Information Board, directly opposite the shinkansen/bullet train ticket gates.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please wear suitable shoes for walking on possibly snowy trails.
• Please bring sunglasses as the snow in combination with sunlight is quite blinding.
• The itinerary is based on optimal traffic conditions. The itinerary may be slightly adjusted according to traffic conditions and pace of the group on the day of the tour.
• In case of extreme weather conditions, routes to the snow corridor may close. In such cases, the tour will be canceled and a full refund offered.