Thursday, March 13, 2014

Travelogue: Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - Part 2

So the last place we been to was Murodo. Then we headed to Daikanbo to board the Tateyama Ropeway. My cousin Lala and I who dislike the heights, we were not impressed to see that the ropeways spanned the valley between two mountain peaks. But we managed to face our fears and continue our Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route journey. I tend not to describe a lot on my travelogues since words will not do any justice. So again, enjoy the pics and see how spectacular the views are!

Like I said before, this journey was amazing. I would go back here one day.

You can see the Kurobe river from Daikanbo. 

Sorry I don't know how to rotate this pic on , anyways that's the Daikanbo station. There are actually no support towers along the length of the ropeway and the entire structure is supported by the two stations at either end.The length of this one span is an impressive 1.7km which makes is the longest single span ropeway in all of Japan.

Fresh water from the nature. 

Considered as Japan’s tallest dam, with a total height of 186 meters and currently owned by Kansai Electric Power Company , the discharge of the water could only be viewed between the months of late June to mid October.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine tips:

  • Stay overnight at Toyama or Matsumoto and go up early in the morning to start Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Journey. 
  • It is best to start the journey from Toyama. 
  • Must try foods: The restaurant at Kurobe Dam rest area. 
  • If you want to experience the snow walls at Murodo, you have to visit around April to Mid May. But if you want to see the autumn foliage and snow, visit around September to October.  
  • At Shinano-Omachi Station, there is this small convenince store. They provide some very tasty local snacks and products, also the ladies at shop are friendly. They gave me and my cousins some free stuffs too! 
  • : so you'd know which train to take, at what time and on which platform.
  • My cousins and I recently opened a Tour and Travel agent, should you need our services please do not hesitate to contact us at info(at) We can create special itineraries for you to suit your needs and interest. Thank you! 

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