Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - Hakuba Hospitality Group

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Hakuba is approximately 30 minutes away from the entrance to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, one of the most spectacular sights in all of Japan. The world famous Tateyama snow walls are a highlight of the tour, but there is so much more to see and the journey alone is an adventure.

How it Works

We will drive you from your Hakuba accommodation to Ogizawa Station which is approximately 30 minutes away and is the start of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. From there you can purchase your ticket and embark on your journey.

Dates & Availability 

This attraction is open from April 15th and the best time to visit is between mid April and mid June. The route is open throughout the Green Season and is especially popular for fall foliage in October.

Email [email protected] to secure your complimentary transportation. 

We recommend traveling from Ogizawa Station to Murodo Station to see the snow walls then returning the way you came. The whole journey will take about 6 hours, and we will collect you at Ogizawa station when you are ready. Below are the modes of transportation you will use while ascending into the mountains.

  • Electric Bus
  • Cable Car
  • Ropeway
  • Trolley Bus

Round Trip Tickets from Ogizawa to Murodo:

  • Adults: ¥9,210
  • Kids: ¥4,610


Fall Foliage

It takes approximately six weeks for the leaves to transition in color, starting from late September and continuing through early November. This transformation commences at higher elevations and gradually descends the mountain. This site stands out as one of the few tourist destinations offering such a remarkable shift in altitude. Depending on the time of year, visitors can witness the striking contrast of nature’s palette, from lush green foliage at the mountain’s base, to vibrant red autumn leaves in the middle, culminating in the pristine white snow at its peak.