Tateyama Travel Guide

  • Tateyama
    by RoseAmano
  • Tateyama
    by RoseAmano
  • Tateyama
    by RoseAmano

Tateyama Things to Do

  • Outlet Side of Kurobe Dam

    A rainbow made on this sunny day on the treacherous-looking outlet side of Kurobe Dam, while we marvel at this massive scale of artificial construction.

  • Lake Side of Kurobe Dam

    The blue waters are calm, and if you have a little time you may take a 30-min. pleasure cruise upon this lake.

  • Kurobe Dam, Toyama-ken, Japan

    This is a dam built in mass scale which was constructed in the mid-1960's, and is one of the most popular destination sights in Japan.You will arrive here by cable car or trolley bus running under a mountain, and will walk across in the Alpine Route Journey.


Tateyama Transportation

  • Now take the highway bus

    At the top end of the cable car, you continue along the Alpine Route Crossing by taking a 23-km highway bus. The altitude here is from 1000-2500m. The buses are comfortable, the scenery is spectacular, and (this is small detail, but nice..) in case of heavy clouds or rain, there is a TV monitor at the front of the bus which has simultaneous DVD...

  • From Tateyama, transfer to the Cable...

    ..along the Alpine Route journey. The cable car will lift you 500m in altitude. Be aware that in high-peak season, it is possible to face very long queues (2 hours or so) to ride up the double cable cars. The ticketing process is orderly however, and don't forget to take a number ticket, even if you already have pre-paid tickets in hand.

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Tateyama Tourist Traps

  • The real story behind the lovely...

    As beautiful and efficient as Alpine Route is, to be honest, this just has to be mentioned, or rather shown here.It's just like being at Tokyo Central Station on a Monday Morning!!

  • OK! This will be my last rant on the...

    the Toyama-Kurobe Alpine Route!At least they try to make it as efficient as possible wit h taking paper stubs with a number ,etc.

  • Behind the idyllic scenes at...

    I don't know if it was because of the season or if it is always like this, but a recommendation to avoid is to take the less travelled route in reverse, i.e. from Omachi toward Toyama.


Tateyama What to Pack

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    This is actually an "Unpacking List...

    by RoseAmano Updated Sep 11, 2004

    Miscellaneous: but if you decide to drive your car for Alpine Route, there is a span of area where cars are not permitted, between Tateyama and Ogizawa Stations. You may, however, commission one of various car courier companies who will drive your car from one point to the other while U enjoy your Alpine Route Trek.

    ALSO! Along various stations between Tateyama or Omachi Stations, you may also similarly commission courier services to ferry to your heavy rucksacks in the morning and have your stuff waiting for you at the other side at the end of the day! We used this service and was glad to be free of burden during our trek. Except, please be aware that closing time for the pick-up points is around 17:00-18:00 so please confirm your transport schedule accordingly.

    Have your car and stuff couriered, while U enjoy
    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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