2017/09/26

2017/09/26 - Alpine Route Report

Today, I continue our chase for the autumn colors, heading to Murodo, the highest point (2450 meters) along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. The area is one of the first places in Japan to have changing colors thanks to its high elevation and is also a popular hiking spot...
2017/07/24

Remote Riches in Toyama

Toyama Prefecture is home to some of the most stunning attractions in the country. Mountains make up more than half of the prefecture and are even visible from the capital city of Toyama...
2016/10/19

2016/10/19 - Alpine Route Report

This year's autumn color season is now well under way, with a flurry of color in the process of sweeping down Japan from north to south and from high to lowlands. In continuing the reporting we've done so far this year, today I took a trip to see how the foliage was doing along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route...
2016/09/27

2016/09/27 - Alpine Route Report

It is that time of the year again when temperatures start cooling down signalling the change from summer to autumn. One of the events that many look forward to, is the changing colors of the leaves, also known as koyo...
2016/04/18

Alpen Route Snow Wall 2016

Yesterday I traveled the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to view this year's snow walls at Murodo. Murodo is the highest point on the route that connects Nagano Prefecture's Omachi Town with Toyama Prefecture's Toyama City through the spectacular Northern Japan Alps of the Chubu Sangaku National Park.
2015/10/14

2015/10/14 - Alpine Route Report

Today I embarked upon a follow up report from the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to check out the autumn colors along the popular highland traverse. It has been nearly three weeks since Raina came through here on...
2015/09/24

2015/09/24 - Alpine Route Report

A day after the long weekend, colloquially referred to as Silver Week, I headed off to Murodo, the highest point along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to check out the autumn colors. Murodo sits at around 2450...
2014/09/29

2014/09/29 - Tateyama Report

Today, Scott and I made a trip to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to see some autumn foliage and do a bit of...
2013/09/27

2013/09/27 - Tateyama Report

Today I made a trip to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which traverses the prefectures of Toyama and Nagano, through the Northern Japan Alps. The Alpine Route has spectacular...
2012/10/22

2012/10/22 - Alpine Route Report

Today I head out to the Northern Japan Alps to revisit the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, a series of buses, cablecars, electric trolley buses, and a ropeway that connect Toyama and...
2012/10/04

2012/10/04 - Alpine Route Report

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a spectacular way to cross the Northern Japan Alps by a combination of buses, cablecars and a ropeway...