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[Tour F] An Excursion on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Nature in Hakuba

The Panoramic View of the Wilderness from Kurobe Dam is the Highlight of this Tour

After a hike in the Hakuba area, known for ski resorts, head straight for Omachi Onsen to wash the fatigue away in the hot spring. On the following day, take an excursion along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

Trip Details

Tokyo Station

Hokuriku Shinkansen - 90 minutes

Nagano Station

Local bus - 65 minutes

 

 

 

Hakuba Station

JR Oito Line - 40 minutes

Hakuba - Alpine Flora

Tsugaike Nature Park is renowned for its fall color beauty
Tsugaike Nature Park is renowned for its fall color beauty

Hakuba is famous as a ski resort. And in the greener months, the 3,000–meter mountains provide great hiking. Tsugaike Nature Park is located in a wetland with planks laid for walking. The trek can be accomplished in about three hours. Hakuba is filled with natural alpine delights in every season.

Shinano -
Omachi Station

Local bus - 13 minutes

 

 

 

Accommodations:
Omachi Spa Vil

Local bus - 13 minutes

Tateyama Prince Hotel, a Green Highland Resort

Tateyama Prince Hotel, a highland resort
Tateyama Prince Hotel, a highland resort

Omachi Spa Vil is the entryway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, a popular sightseeing roadway. The Tateyama Prince is a newly constructed resort in an alpine setting surrounded by trees and other natural beauty. Take a relaxing soak in the hotel’s hot spring, enjoying the magnificent view of the Japanese Alps. Then on the following morning, take an excursion along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

Shinano -
Omachi Station

Local bus - 40 minutes

 

 

 

Ogizawa

Trolley bus - 16 minutes

 

 

 

Kurobe Dam

Local bus - 40 minutes

Kurobe Dam - Wilderness Panoramas

Water is released from the Kurobe Dam
Water is released from the Kurobe Dam

The Kurobe Dam is located in the Kurobe Valley, the deepest valley in Japan. This scenic site is located midway along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. In addition to lookout platforms, boat tours are available, offering a range of spectacular views.

Shinano -
Omachi Station

Resort View Furusato - 2 hours, 10 minutes

The Resort View Furusato, a Hybrid Train

The Resort View Furusato
The Resort View Furusato

This new-style resort train is equipped with a hybrid engine system and runs along the Oito Line with the majestic Northern Alps in the background. This environmentally friendly train is an experience not to miss.
The Resort View Furusato runs between Nagano and Minami-Otari Stations, stopping at Matsumoto Station along the way.

*The Resort View Furusato debuts in October 2010

Nagano Station

Hokuriku Shinkansen - 90 minutes

Zenkoji Temple, Symbol of Nagano

Zenkoji Temple, symbol of Nagano
Zenkoji Temple, symbol of Nagano

Nagano's symbol Zenkoji Temple has drawn a large number of people of any belief since ancient times. Today, some six million people visit the temple per year. In Nagano City, which flourished with Zenkoji as its center, travelers can see historical buildings worth visiting.

Tokyo Station

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