The operating period for 2020 is as follows,
- Full route (Dentetsu Toyama – Nagano) April 15th to November 30th,2020
- Partial route (Dentetsu Toyama – Midagahara) April 10th to 14th,2020
- The route is closed from December 1st to April 9th.
Introduction of Alpine Route
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine (pronounced “Alpen”) Route is known as the “Roof of Japan”. The route passes through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama in the Japan Alps. It is traversed using a variety of vehicles with an elevation change of 2400 meters from Toyama Prefecture to Nagano Prefecture.
The Alpine Route has two entrances, one starting from Tateyama Station, another from Ogizawa. Tateyama Station, located in Toyama Prefecture, is the entrance from the West, while Ogizawa Station, located in Nagano Prefecture, provides a similar function for passengers coming from the East.
The route is approximately 90 km long and you will be impressed by the variety of scenery that can be seen in different seasons.