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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route located in the central area of Japan and a mountain ranging at altitude of 3000 m level is a popular mountain route where you can enjoy a picturesque scenery of the magnificent snow from winter to spring.
In addition to the beautiful snowy landscape, the itinerary offers many things to experience such as a natural hot spring, local food or a spot where you can explore the traditional Japanese culture.
- The huge snow wall, incredible snow canyons! Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
- World Heritage site of Japan! Shirakawago covered with thick snow blanket.
- From tradition to latest technology, must see hotspots in Nagoya.
"Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route" is the world's leading mountain sightseeing route connecting Toyama Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture through the northern Alps with mountains at the altitude og 3000 m level. Every season has a new highlight and you can enjoy magnificent nature from the top of the cloud at any season.
With the altitude of between 1600 and 2000m, you can see a stunning snowy landscape from winter to spring and observe unique mountain flora vegetation from summer to autumn. Trekking wearing snow shoes is popular among tourists.
You can also enjoy a panoramic snowy landscape at Tengudaira at the altitude of about 2300m. When the snow melts in spring, a variety of highland vegetation blooms so you can see it while taking a stroll on the well-managed cobblestone roads.
Murodo, which is known as the highest altitude railway station/bus terminal, is well equipped with hotel and commercial facilities as it is in the centre of the surrounding area. When you visit there, the mind-blowing sunset is a must-see. The sun slowly sets in a sea of clouds, phenomenally turning the sky from orange, pink, red through to purple.
Snow Corridor, stretching for about 500m around Murodo Terminal, offers many things to see such as a snow wall of 20m or a massive igloo. A walk to enjoy through towering snow walls is especially popular and attracts many international/domestic tourists annually. Open from mid-April to mid-June.
In Daikanbo, which is about a 10 minute bus ride from Murodo Terminal, there is an observatory on the roof of the station where you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Tateyama Mountain Range and Kurobe Lake's emerald green sheen.
Kurobe Dam, built at the Kurobe Lake, is well known as the largest Arch dam in Japan and when it is open for tourists in spring, people can enjoy the beautiful snow landscape. From summer through to autumn, periodically the floodgates are open for releasing the water, the tourists can also enjoy cruising around the lake.
The hot spring sightseeing spot "Omachi Onsenkyo" with majestic views of the Northern Alps, has a huge the hot spring facility ,washing away the fatigue from journey by relaxing in the hot springs can be enjoyed. Other activities such as sports or fishing are appealing too.
The village, Shirakawago, still preserves the exclusively Japanese architectural style, gassho-zukuri, intact and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The changing scenery of the seasons is very stunning and the area also offers tasty local food and a natural hot spring.
"Nagoya" which is Japan's third largest city is located at the center of Japan. With the Japan's rich history & tradition, it is a famous tourist spot . This unique and versatile food culture is fondly called as "Nagoyameshi" and loved by people all over the Japan.
At the museum run by Toyota, a leading Japanese auto company, you can learn how the cutting edge technology of current Japan was born from the progresses in textile and auto technologies.
At the museum complex Noritake Garden run by one of the biggest ceramics manufacturer, you can take a tour of the history museum and red brick building, which was formerly a factory, or enjoy a stroll at the garden full of nature.
Nagoya Castle is a prominent castle which was constructed on orders of Ieyasu Tokugawa. The castle is fabulously covered with cherry blossom in spring and coloured leaves in autumn, changing the look with the seasons. Honmaru Goten which is said to be the best masterpiece of the castle tower of modern times has finished a long restoration work and has been open to tourist, since 2018.
Oasis 21's most distinct feature is its huge glass roof whose design was inspired by the image of a sailing ship, earning it the name “Spaceship-Aqua.” It is packed full of things to see and do. Walk on the glass roof and take in the view of the city, or watch the building light up at night. On the basement floor, visitors can also enjoy shopping and dining.