Trekking along the Alpine Route

* Total time is the average time.

One way trip

①Tateyama Sta ⇒ Ogizawa / 6-8 hours (including 1 hour for lunch)

This is a course that allows you to walk the entire Alpine Route from Toyama to Nagano in a single day.

Tateyama StaBijodaira (optional stroll)(Option: get off the bus at Midagahara, stroll)Murodo (lunch, stroll, experience the snow corridor in mid-April – early-June) DaikanboKurobedairaKurobeko – dam sightseeing – Kurobe Dam StaOgizawa Sta

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②Ogizawa ⇒ Tateyama Sta / 6-8 hours (including 1 hour for lunch)

The same course as above, but in the opposite direction (Nagano to Toyama).

Ogizawa StaKurobe Dam Sta – dam sightseeing – KurobekoKurobedairaDaikanboMurodo (lunch, stroll, experience the snow corridor in mid-April – early-June) (Option: get off the bus at Midagahara, stroll)Bijodaira (optional stroll)Tateyama Sta

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Round trip

③Tateyama Sta ⇔ Kurobe Dam / 8-9 hours (including 1 hour for lunch)

This is the course from the Toyama side to Kurobe Dam and returning. It passes through Murodo and the other major points along the route. It will take 5-7 hours if you don’t go as far as Kurobe Dam, but instead return from Murodo.

Tateyama StaBijodaira(optional stroll)(option: get off the bus at Midagahara, stroll) Murodo (lunch, stroll, experience the snow wall in mid-April – late-June) DaikanboKurobedairaKurobeko – dam sightseeing – Kurobe Dam Stareturn to Tateyama Sta

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④Tateyama Sta ⇔ Bijodaira / 1-3 hours

This is a less strenuous return course from the Toyama side, visiting Bijodaira for forest bathing.

Tateyama StaBijodaira (stroll)return to Tateyama Sta


⑤Ogizawa ⇔ Murodo / 5-7 hours (including 1 hour for lunch)

This is the return course from the Nagano side to Murodo, the highlight of the Alpine Route. It also visits Kurobe Dam.

Ogizawa StaKurobe Dam Sta – dam sightseeing – KurobekoKurobedairaDaikanboMurodo (lunch, stroll, experience the snow corridor in mid-April – early-June) return to Ogizawa Sta

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⑥Ogizawa ⇔ Kurobe Dam / 2-3 hours

This is a less strenuous course from the Nagano side for those that only wish to visit Kurobe Dam.

Ogizawa StaKurobe Dam Sta (lunch, Kurobe Dam Curry etc., is available, stroll)return to Ogizawa Sta