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With an early start and quick travel pace, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route can be covered in a day trip from the major cities of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. However, to allow for a more leisurely experience, staying overnight along or near the Alpine Route is recommended. In addition, the itinerary can be easily extended to include other popular destinations in the area. Below are some suggested itineraries:

Tokyo - partial route - Tokyo (via Matsumoto)

Tokyo - partial route - Tokyo (via Toyama)

Kyoto/Osaka - full route - Kyoto/Osaka

Nagoya - full route - Nagoya

Suggested Additions

Takayama

Kurobe Gorge

Kiso Valley

Getting there and around