Tateyama Mountain Roof Of Japan

Tateyama Mountain Roof Of Japan

Mt. Tateyama

Located in Chubu Sangaku National Park, Toyama, packing with wilderness forests, impressive snow wall, high peaks,hot spring, majestic ponds and the highest dam in Japan, Mt. Tateyama, one of the 3 sacred mountains in Japan along with Mt. Fuji and Mt.Haku attracts tons of tourists and mountain climbers to touch the spellbinding, different vistas during the varying seasons of this spectacular mountain. Every year during April and November, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route welcomes thousands of visitors heading to the same destination, Mt.Tateyama. Connecting Toyama City in Toyama and Omachi Town in Nagano, this route traverses the Mt. Tateyama and Northern Alps, a breathtaking sequence of 3,000m peaks. To cross the incredibly beautiful alpine scenery, seven types of vehicles including cable car, ropeway and trolley bus are prepared to comfort visitors. It boasts a variety of recordholding attraction, such as Japan’s tallest dam, Japan’s oldest hut, Japan’s highest waterfall, as well as Japan’s highest train station.

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To witness the pure white corridor at its highest range, you should visit during April and May.

Start the route at Tateyama station, hop on the cable car to Bijodaira, and grab a route bus to Midagahara. Take a rest, dine at restaurant or continue the route to Murodo, the highest peak of Mt. Tateyama by trolley bus. At each stop spot, spend the time to enjoy and admire the separated offbeat sceneries. The hotels above the cloud and fine dining restaurants are well prepared to serve you at Midagahara and Murodo point.

Start the route at Tateyama station, hop on the cable car to Bijodaira, and grab a route bus to Midagahara. Take a rest, dine at restaurant or continue the route to Murodo, the highest peak of Mt. Tateyama by trolley bus. At each stop spot, spend the time to enjoy and admire the separated offbeat sceneries. The hotels above the cloud and fine dining restaurants are well prepared to serve you at Midagahara and Murodo point.

On the way to Murodo, one of the must-see attractions and a sign of spring season on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route will be spotted. Formed by clearing snow from the road, the white snow corridor or Yuki no Otani that some years is higher than 20 metres offers the majestic experience.

At the highest point, there are many places that take a short stroll to. You can walk back to snap pictures with the pure white corridor or take the Mukurigaike course to a lake having the same name with the course. During July to October, when snow melts down, the cobalt blue surface of lake reflecting Mt. Tateyama awaits to witness. The ideal plants spring around the lake and also make it a great place for a leisure walk.

Walk further to Mikurigaike hot spring to bath and relax after the long journey and Emmadai, an observation deck to view Jigokudani, the area of numerous holes, steaming clouds of mist and sulfur smell. There’s a walking path to walk around the area but it quite danger due to the eruption of volcanic gas.

Along the course, other intriguing places including Chinoike, deep red ponds whose colour comes from the high concentration of iron oxide in the pools and Tateyama Murodo, the oldest mountain hut in Japan are waiting to be explored

Along the course, other intriguing places including Chinoike, deep red ponds whose colour comes from the high concentration of iron oxide in the pools and Tateyama Murodo, the oldest mountain hut in Japan are waiting to be explored

For the mountain climbers, they will surely fall in love with this route as it has myriad levels of difficulty from the easy walking trails around the Murodo bus terminal to the wider network of trails featuring more challenging hikes. Several base camps and huts are also arranged to console every climbers.

Rest at Murodo for a nights before continuing the route. Hop on the trolley bus through the tunnel in Mt. Tateyama to Daikando, take the ropeway to Kurobedaira and then grab a cable car to Kurobeko where the highest dam in Japan situated in.

From May to June at Murodo, if you are lucky enough, you may spot Raicho or Ptarmigan which is the ancient bird surviving from the ice age.