Visit the scenic Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route at a good price with the Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket!

Written by Editorial department
6 Oct 2015
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The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a mountain sightseeing route that spreads through the Northern Alps range, 3,000 meters in elevation. As a sightseeing spot, it not only appeals to Japanese people, but also is quite popular among foreign visitors to Japan. From mid-September to the beginning of October, visitors can enjoy brilliant autumn leaves there. For travelers with a limited amount of time, we recommend the course from Tateyama Station to Ogizawa, which is full of highlights from beginning to end, or the Ogizawa to Tateyama Station plan.

The Tateyama Station to Ogizawa course allows travelers to enjoy trekking amid changing autumn leaves in the Midagahara Highland. Next you will go to Murodo, the most bustling base for sightseeing and mountain climbing. The scenery looking out over 3,000 meter class mountains here is the best part! The scenery from the ropeway of Daikanbo Peak, from whose rooftop observation deck can be seen the grand panorama of Lake Kurobe and the Ushirotateyama mountain range, is excellent and should not be missed.

After that, you will finally head for the main attractions: Lake Kurobe and Kurobe Dam. At Lake Kurobe, fully enjoy the beautiful scenery made up by the sparkling emerald green waters and the colorful autumn leaves. We recommend taking a cruise on the Lake Kurobe pleasure boat Garube. At Kurobe Dam, an impressive release of water for tourists can be seen up close through October 15. There is an observation deck, too, where you can enjoy the great panorama of the Northern Alps, so by all means pay it a visit.

To get around the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, where you can fully enjoy nature's dynamic scenery, the Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket is a great bargain! It can be used for the one-way trip from Nagano to Dentetsu Toyama or the one-way trip from Dentetsu Toyama to Nagano. (You cannot make a round trip nor turn back midway on either.) Compared to an adult fare, 3,090 yen is a bargain! The period of validity is five days, so you can take your time seeing the sights, staying overnight in the vicinity if you like. It is available for a limited time, until early November, but it is a ticket you should definitely try if you're coming to Japan this autumn!

【Summary of Tateyama Kurobe Option Ticket】

Sale Period: September 1 – November 11, 2015
Period of Use:September 1 – November 15, 2015
Validity Period:5 days
Where to Purchase:JR EAST Travel Service Center (Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station, Narita Airport Terminal 2・3 Station, Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport International Terminal Station, Tokyo Station, Shinjuku Station) / JR Ticket Office (Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station, Narita Airport Terminal 2・3 Station) / Travel Service Center (Nagano Station)
Prices:Adults (aged 12 and over) ¥9,000, Children (aged 6 to 11) ¥4,500
* Please present your passport when you purchase the ticket. This offer is limited to foreign visitors whose period of stay is no more than 90 days.

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