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Keyakidaira 欅平

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Topping off the Kurobe Gorge Railway

With panoramic views and outdoor activities aplenty, the area around Keyakidaira Station rewards you for making the journey to the end of the Kurobe Gorge Railway .

Don't Miss

  • Hiking to Sarutobi Gorge to view the river scenery below
  • Braving the Hitokui Rock en route to Okukane Bridge for panoramic views
  • Taking a dip at the unique Meiken hot spring

How to Get There

Access Keyakidaira via the Kurobe Gorge Railway.

Start at Unazuki Station and take the Kurobe Gorge Railway to Keyakidaira Station.

From Tokyo, catch the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kurobe Unazuki Onsen, about two and a half hours away. Then, take the Toyama Chiho Railway to Keyakidaira Station.

From Kyoto or Osaka, take the JR Thunderbird limited express to Kanazawa , then transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen and to Kurobe Unazuki Onsen Station.

A Mountainside Playground

Keyakidaira's main attraction, Sarutobi Gorge , overlooks the point where two mighty rivers converge. From the station, follow the scenic riverside course through cool forest glades.

Okukane Bridge and Hitokui Rock

You'll also want to visit Okukane Bridge and the famed Hitokui Iwa, or “Man Eating Rock”. This icon looms menacingly over a section of the course, as if waiting to devour those passing through.

Meiken hotspring

If you need a place to rest at the end of your Kurobe Gorge exploration, check out Meiken hot spring. This inn offers outdoor pools set in the cliffside. Rest and relax in this fantastic area.

When to go

The railway runs from mid-April to the end of November, with autumn marking the peak of tourist season. Summer is also an ideal time to visit as higher altitudes provide an escape from the heat.


Near Keyakidaira

Keyakidaira Nature
Keyakidaira Kurobe-shi, Toyama-ken
toyama & around Nature
Sarutobi Gorge Kurobe-shi, Toyama-ken
The Tateyama Range Nature
Tateyama Mountain Range Toyama-ken
Kurobe Dam Attraction
Kurobe Dam Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken
tateyama & kurobe Nature
Murodo Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama-ken
toyama & around Nature
Kurobe Gorge Kurobe-shi, Toyama-ken

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