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Tateyama Kurobe alpine route with Kids 2019/8/25 21:50
hi,
we are a famliy of 2 adults and 2 kids (age6 and 10 boys)
we would be in japan from 4-october 2019 till 10-oct 2019.
below is a brief itirenary i prepared .
please help me with any ideas of how to get on with using the kurobe option ticket+ JR Pass and completing the one way transfer from tokyo to kyoto via alpine route.( will it be that much tiring for the kids etc.)

3-10-2019 arrival narita 6 pm, rest at leisure
4-10-2019 tokyo east side
5-10-2019 tokyo west side
6-10-2019 mt fuji day trip from tokyo (using hakone pass)
7-10-2019 tateyama kurobe alpine route (earliest kagayaki-nagano-alpineroute-Toyama-Kyoto)
check in to kyoto hotel by 10 pm same day.
8-10-2019 kyoto important places
9-10-2019 osaka important places
10-10-2019 depart 10 am Kansai

i will be using JR pass, Option ticket and Kansai Thru pass

please guide me regarding the alpine route day plan.
thanks in advance
by Pradeep (guest)  

Re: Tateyama Kurobe alpine route with Kids 2019/8/26 08:19
You dont need a hakone pass to visit fuji 5 lakes only.

The tokyo to kyoto via alpine route is completely unrealistic with a 6 and 10yo.

You have no down time you whole itinerary. So a 16 hour day would be a killer.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tateyama Kurobe alpine route with Kids 2019/8/26 08:21
With only 6 full day. I'd forget anything other rhan tokyo and kyoto.

Or do tokyo and mt fuji and alpine route.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tateyama Kurobe alpine route with Kids 2019/8/27 09:38
Thank you for the advice. 16 hour days are good to us😊
by Pradeep (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Tateyama Kurobe alpine route with Kids 2019/8/27 09:50
i will be using JR pass, Option ticket and Kansai Thru pass

For this itinerary, JR pass will waste of money: Tokyo to Nagano via Shinkansen is 8400 yen for an adult and Toyama to Kyoto is 8470 yen (if you take non-reserved seat for Toyama to Kanazawa which is only 22 min ride. Kansai Thru Pass might also be inadequate. You may better buy single tickets or just use IC card.
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Tateyama Kurobe alpine route with Kids 2019/8/27 20:32
I would suggest moving tokyo east or west with the trip to Fuji, then after doing either travel to nagano at night and stay as close to the Alpine route as you can, cutting down on travel time.

The train for Toyama from the alpine route does not run very often, so make sure you can come down the mountain on time.

Also ship your luggage, do not try to carry it all day, they have a service from nagano station that can do it.

If your kids are troopers and have done long days before it shouldnt be a problem, but the alpine route because of its altitude tends to make you more tired than at sea level.
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