Suggested Courses within the Alpine Route

* Total time is the average time for a day trip.

Walking along the Alpine Route

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

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

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

Ogizawa Sta Kurobe Dam Sta – dam sightseeing – Kurobeko Kurobedaira Daikanbo Murodo (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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Return Courses

Tateyama 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 Sta Bijodaira(optional stroll (option: get off the bus at Midagahara, stroll) Murodo (lunch, stroll, experience the snow corridor in mid-April – early-June) Daikanbo Kurobedaira Kurobeko – dam sightseeing – Kurobe Dam Sta return to Tateyama Sta

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Tateyama Sta ⇔ Bijodaira / 1-3 hours

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

Tateyama Sta Bijodaira (stroll) return to Tateyama Sta

Ogizawa ⇔ 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 Sta Kurobe Dam Sta – dam sightseeing – Kurobeko Kurobedaira Daikanbo Murodo (lunch, stroll, experience the snow corridor in mid-April – early-June) return to Ogizawa Sta

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