• Tateyma-Kurobe Alpine Route


    A mountain sightseeing road joining Toyama and Nagano via the Northern Alps.


    The Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route is one of the world’s few mountain sightseeing roads from which sightseeing can be enjoyed from elevations of as high as 3,000 meters. The road is 37.2 kilometers in length and has an elevation difference of 1,975 meters. Virtually all of the route falls within the Chubu Mountain National Park. Travel from Tateyama Station, in Tateyama city in Toyama Prefecture, to Funazawa Station in Nagano Prefecture to enjoy magnificent views of nature for as far as the eye can see with Mt. Kurobe proudly rising above the clouds.


    When traveling from the Nagano Prefecture side

    Ougisawa à Kurobe dam (Electric Tunnel Trolley Bus)

    Kurobe Dam à Kurobe Lake (Walk)

    Kurobe Lake à Kurobedaira (Cable Car)

    Kurobedaira à Daikanbō (Tateyama Ropeway)

    Daikanbō à Murodō (Tateyama Tunnel Trolly Bus)


    * Snow wall can be seen from Murodō


    Murodō à Tengudaira à Midagahara à Bijodaira à Bijodaira Tateyama Highland Bus


    Bijodaira à Tateyama Station (Tateyama Cable Car)

  • Norikura Kogen【Norikura Highland】


    A mountain range sightseeing area that boasts four hot springs.

    It is famous for clear viewing of the Milky Way and is often frequented by Milky Way viewing tour visitors in the summer. As the snow wall can be enjoyed from this route as well, in recent years bus tours have become popular.


    For more information, please view the official website.


  • Asama Hot Springs


    Asama Onsen is a hot spring with a rich history of over 1300 years. It is believed that Asama Hot Springs were well-known as the area is also the location of tombs of famous powerful historic figures. It was frequented by the lord of Matsumoto Castle in the Edo period and in the Meiji period, loved and frequented by many writers, from Akiko Yosano to Yumeji Takehisa.


    Surrounded by nature and steeped in history and culture is Asama Onsen, an onsen as familiar to locals as Matsumoto Castle.


    Enjoy a physical and psychological moment of relaxation away from daily hustle and bustle in this hot spring that has been flowing for over 1,000 years.

  • Yohashira Shrine (4 Pillar Shrine)


    As the name implies, this shrine is believed to be occupied by four gods. The first god Amenominakanushi, is said to harmonize the power of the second two gods. The second two gods, Takamimusubi and Kamimusubi are said to have powers of uniting and making flourish. The fourth god, Amaterasu-ōmikami, is an all-powerful god who is said to inhabit Ise Shrine and the grounds of the home of the emperor. The power of this god is said to be what enables the other three gods to inhabit this 4 pillar shrine harmoniously.


    This type of shrine, believed to be inhabited by multiple gods of power, is extremely rare in Japan and is, as such, a place where people from around the nation gather to have their wishes heard and granted.


    For more information about the shrine, please visit the web site.



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