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Scenic Railway (Trolley, etc.) Spots in Toyama Area

  • Kurobe Gorge – Electric Trolley
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    Toyama Pref. Kurobeshi Kurobekyoukokuguchi 11
    The Kurobe Gorge electric trolley is a train running through the Kurobe Dam—selected as one of Japan’s Top 3 Gorges and Top 100 Hidden Locales—that lets you fully enjoy Kurobe Gorge according to your schedule and goals. There are three different passenger trains which draw your attention to sites along the way with announcements. They run from mid-April to November 30. Approximately 20 minutes by car via Kurobe Interchange on the Kan-Etsu/Joshin-Etsu/Hokuriku Expressway.
  • Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Beechzaka outside 11 national forest Murododaira Hei
    This underground trolley bus, the only one of its kind in Japan, operates in the 3.7 kilometer-long Tateyama Tunnel that runs right under Mt. Oyama, the main peak of Mt. Tate. It is notable for how it runs on electricity provided by overhead lines, just like a train. This prevents exhaust gasses from accumulating inside the tunnel and also helps protect the natural environment. The trolley bus departs every 30 minutes and reaches the next station in about 10 minutes. Riding inside the long tunnel that connects Daikanbo Station with Murodo Station almost feels like exploring a cave. Sightseeing information is broadcast on the intercom during the ride, which increases passengers' excitement for the upcoming parts of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route.

    Its a wonderful 1.5 hour backyard tour visiting the control room and service station of the Tateyama Tunnel trolley bus locate at Murodo station. Structure and parts of the bus were displayed...

  • Tateyama Cable Car
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Buna Slope Foreign Forest
    This cable car was once used to carry the materials used to build Kurobe Dam. Currently, it serves as a means of transportation between Tateyama Station and Bijodaira Station on the Kurobe Alpen Route. The cable car, which acts as the entrance to the Alpen Route, takes seven minutes to complete the 1.3 kilometer-long journey 500 meters up the mountain's surface. Passengers can enjoy watching the appearance of the forest dynamically change as the car climbs higher and higher up the mountain. In some places you can see pillar-like formations of exposed rock known as columnar jointing. Sightseeing information is broadcast on the intercom during the ride, which increases passengers' excitement for the upcoming parts of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route.
  • Toyama Light Rail
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    Toyama Toyama-shi Jogawara 3-3-45
    This trolley car runs through the streets of Toyama City. It's the first adoption of an LRT (light rail transit) system in Japan. It runs 7.6 kilometers from Toyama-eki Kita Station in Ushijima-cho to Iwasehama Station in Iwasetenjin-machi, taking 25 minutes one-way. There are day passes allowing use of the train and buses, making it perfect for sightseeing.
  • Ninja Hatry Kunressha
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    Toyama Pref. Himishi Iseomachi 1-12 (JR Himi Station)
  • Dora Emon Tram
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Shimozekimachi
  • Ninja Hatry Kunressha
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    The train in and out has the picture of Hattori. So cute. In the train, the speakers have some manga speaking, but all in Japanese, we dont really understand. Some parts It travels along the seas...

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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