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Japan, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - Watch the video

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a unique and spectacular route through the Northern Japan Alps, which is traversed by various means of transportation, including cablecars, trolley buses and a ropeway. The route is particularly famous for the high snow walls that line some of its roads in spring.

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route was completed in ...1971, and connects Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture with Omachi Town in Nagano Prefecture. The section between Tateyama Station and Ogizawa is closed to private vehicles.

The route is open from mid April through November. In 2012, the entire route is scheduled to be open from April 17 to November 30 (a part of the route is scheduled to open from April 10). The snow corridor in Murodo is scheduled to be open to pedestrians to walk from April 17 to June 10.

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