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The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (立山黒部アルペンルート, Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route) is a unique and spectacular route through the Northern Japan Alps which is traversed by various means of transportation including cablecars, trolley buses and a ropeway. Completed in 1971, the route connects Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture with Omachi Town in Nagano Prefecture. The section between Tateyama Station and Ogizawa is closed […]

Niseko (ニセコ町 Niseko-chō) is a town located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Niseko is the most famous ski resort in Japan, known for having tons of light powder snow, spectacular backcountry and a large number of foreigners – especially Australians – who in recent years have been responsible for popularizing the resort area with the skiing/snowboarding community outside of Japan. As a result, Niseko’s […]

Matsumoto (松本市) is Nagano Prefecture’s second largest city after Nagano city, is a gateway to the Japan Alps for skiing and hot springs in the winter and hiking and walking in the mountains of Shinshu in the summer. Matsumoto enjoys cooler weather in Japan’s sultry summer. In winter, when it snows, there is a number of interesting hot spring resorts in and […]