Opened in 1971, the Kurobe Alpine Route is a 37km route that follows a spectacular path through the Northern Japanese Alps. Completing the whole route involves a number of different forms of transport, including trolley bus, cable cars and a ropeway. Along this adventure you will see not only Japan’s most incredible views of wildlife and landscape, but also see some of the Chubu Sangaku National Park, full of fantastic alpine vistas – regardless of the time of year.
Other highlights along the route include the Kurobe Dam, which was completed in 1973 and is Japan’s tallest dam, at a whopping 186 metres tall. Part of the Kurobe Alpine route involves a 15 minute walk along the top of this remarkable feat of engineering. Finally, if you take the route in April or May, you will have the opportunity to walk through the Tateyama Snow Corridor, a section of road with walls of snow on either side up to 20 metres tall!