Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route 2017 will open April, 15th!

Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route 2017
Full route opening period :Apr 15th – Nov 30th

Snow Wall Walk 2017
■Opening period
From Apr. 15th to Jun. 22nd (Fee: FREE)
■Opening hours
9:30am-3:15pm (visitors must enter by 3:00pm)


March 11th (Sat) -12th (Sun) Yamachosuji Hina-Dolls Festival in Takaoka

Dozo-zukuri houses transformed into Hina-dolls galleries!

This is a dolls festival that is held in the Yamachosuji area, a Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, where rows of dozo-zukuri (earthen-wall storehouse style) houses still remain. During the festival, traditional houses that are normally closed to the public, such as the Sugano House, the Dozo-zukuri Museum (used to be the Murosaki House) and the Ikadai House, are transformed into galleries displaying dolls. This is a chance to see the evolving styles of beautiful dolls and the interiors of old houses that you can’t normally visit.

■Event date
March 11th (Sat) ~12th (Sun) 10:00~16:00
The Yamachosuji area in Takaoka
Honmachi/Konmadashimachi/Kifunemachi/Moriyamamachi, Takaoka, Toyama
0766-20-0555 (Dozo-zukuri Yamachosuji Machizukuri)
15 minutes walk from Takaoka Station(JR, Ainokaze Toyama Railway)
36.747954, 137.011708


World Heritage Site Gokayama Winter Illuminations “ Gokayama Yukiakari ”

The World Heritage Site of Gokayama is lit up with decorative winter illuminations. Suganuma Village and Iwase Residence, the largest of the gassho-style houses, have a breathtaking beauty.

*More information can be found in the URL below.


Kansui Park Winter Fantasia

☆A winter festival of music and lights☆
This wintertime event matches music and lights with the romantic atmosphere of Kansui Park.
Over 1,000 fireworks are launched, adding a spectacular accent to the beautiful lights that illuminate this waterside park on Saturday, February 11.
Please enjoy the fantastic nights in Toyama!

*You also can enjoy wonderful night at the park on the other days.
*More information can be found in the URL below.


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Announcement of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is closed during the winter. Services are due to resume on April 10th.

The operating period for 2017 is as follows,
Full route (Dentetsu Toyama - Shinano Omachi) April 15th to November 30th, 2017
Partial route (Dentetsu Toyama - Midagahara) April 10th to 14th, 2017

*”Yuki-no-otani”snow wall” is scheduled from April 15th to June 22nd.


Invitation to ‘Kanayamachi Rakuichi in Samanoko’ (Arts and Crafts Event in Kanayamachi, Town of Vertical Lattices) September 19-20, 2015

‘Kanaya Machi Rakuichi in Samanoko’ is an event held in Kanayamachi town, the birthplace of Takaoka traditional casting that goes back 400 years. The townscape of Kanayamachi is characteristic of beautiful vertical lattices(samanoko in Japanese)which have been maintained since the Edo period. In this event, the town is designed as a museum, where manufactured art works or craft products are displayed and sold. There will be a special program, in which you can wear kimono, and enjoy yourself at a tea ceremony with craft works, so as to touch the essence of Japanese craft making. A workshop of basic casting will be held, too. This is the best opportunity to experience Japanese culture that is being lost in large cities. We really hope you will come along.

Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 Saturday, September 19, 2015 
10:00 − 17:00 Sunday, September 20, 2015
Venue: Kanayamachi, Takaoka, Toyama (No postponement for rain)
Admission Fee: Free


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Announcement of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Kurobe Cable Car(kurobeko-kurobedaira) of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route will not be operating all day due to technical difficulties.

But The walks("Yuki-no-Otani" Snow Wall Walk) The walks are scheduled to be held today.The walks are subject to cancellation due to sudden changes in weather.
(as of 5. 13, 7:00)


Destinations to Visit From The Toyama Station, 2

Travels in Toyama Update.
This time we will tell you how to get to the tourist spots in the east of Toyama Prefecture, which can reached from Toyama Station.


Sights for the Shin-Takaoka Bullet Train Station

Travels in Toyama Update.
This time we will introduce Shin-Takaoka Station on the newly opened Hokuriku Shinkansen and the tourist spots that can be reached from there.


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