A magnificent mountain route that links the Northern Alps from east to west
Straddling Toyama and Nagano Prefectures, the Northern Alps at 3000m soar high into the sky. And the traffic route that joins Tateyama Town in Toyama and Omachi City in Nagano is called the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. The route is included within Chubu Sangaku National Park and has become an internationally famous mountain sightseeing route which has plenty of sights to see such as the picturesque scenic area of Kurobe Dam and the Yuki-no-Otani snow corridor in winter.
Enjoy the mountains from individualistic vehicles that are easy on the environment
The Tateyama cable car which goes from Tateyama Station to Bijodaira Station over 1.3km climbs 500m, and you can enjoy the changing forest scenery from the ground into the mountains. Also, on the Tateyama Ropeway which links Daikanbo and Kurobedaira, the scenery and the environment have been taken into consideration as there are no pillars along the way so that you have a grand panoramic view of 360 degrees. As well, there are distinct transportation routes that you can enjoy such as the Kurobe cable car which runs underground at a maximum incline of 31 degrees for 400m, the Tateyama Kogen buses which use green diesel and hybrid vehicles, and the electrically-operated Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus.
Very charming walking trails enveloped in Mother Nature
There are various walking trails that show off the beautiful landscape such as the Bijodaira Trail which has been selected as one of the Top 100 Forests for Therapy, the Mikurigaike Pond Course which goes around an azure pond formed from a volcanic eruption, the Midagahara Trail which has been registered in the international treaty of the Ramsar Convention for its wetlands conservation, and the Barrier-Free Course which allows for the natural scenery to be enjoyed by wheelchair. During a climb up the mountains, try reaching the peak of Mt. Tateyama itself since it is an object of mountain worship. At Oyama Shrine at the 3003m top, you can undergo a purification ceremony.