Plateau Spots in Toyama Area

  • Murodou-Daira
    Travel / Tourism
    Tateyama cho Shimodo Toyama prefecture
    Murodou-Daira is a tourist spot located at an altitude of 2,450 meters above sea level. Located at the heart of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route area, Murodou-Daira is also a base for mountain-climbing. Visitors can view several peaks that rise to around 3,000 meters, including Mt. Tsurugi. There are plenty of great walks nearby, with the opportunity to view Mikuriga-ike Pond and Jigoku-dani (“hell valley”); in spring, when the snow has been cleared from Otani area, visitors can also experience traveling along a road with 20-meter high snow drifts on either side.
  • Bijodaira
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji
    This plateau is in the western area of Midagahara. You can see a virgin forest of Tateyama cedar and beech and the Joganji River. The forest overflowing with broad-leaved trees including beech trees that are over 200 years old is also famous as a popular bird-watching spot where many birds gather every year in the early summer. Chosen as one of Japan's Top 100 Forest Bathing Areas, there are many people who come to take in the forest atmosphere and for nature walks. In front of Bijodaira Station stand a couple of legendary Bijosugi (beautiful lady cedar) trees, which are known as a symbol for the fulfillment of love.
  • Midagahara
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji
    A plateau in Midagahara, Ashikuji, Tateyama, Nakaniikawa. Stretching two kilometers north to south and four kilometers east to west, it is Japan's largest plateau over 2000-meters above sea level. It offers beautiful scenery especially as the colors start to change during autumn.
  • Kurobedaira
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji
    This station is situated on the Tateyama Ropeway. The station's white building stands on a plain 1,828 meters above sea level. The Kurobe Teien garden can be found here and visitors can enjoy abundant natural scenery; an alpine plant garden is also a two-minute walk away. The station has a restaurant and menu highlights include Tateyama Black Soft Serve Ice Cream, and an original curry inspired by the area's wintertime snow corridors.
  • Tengudaira
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji
    This area, located along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route between Murodo Terminal and the Tateyama Kogen Hotel, is relatively flat and can be used to take a relaxing hike. Pleasant walking can be had here from around early July onward when the winter snow has disappeared. In addition, visitors can enjoy the sight of fields of Geum pentapetalum from mid-July to early August.

Toyama Areas

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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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