Featured Photos: Autumn Views in Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan

Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan
Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan

On our recent Autumn trip to Japan a great day out which I planned and the weather helped to come to fruition was to ascend the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which links the Nagano prefecture with Toyama.

While you can traverse the full length, we decided to make a base in Shinano Omachi and then go halfway up to Murodo and return – mainly so that if the weather was not good that we had two different days that we could head off on this adventure.  Fortunately the weather was absolutely perfect on the day that I had planned and we had a fantastic day out exploring the route.  We were the only western faces along the way – everyone else was of Japanese appearance!

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These photos are from the top of the route around Murodo.  There are some great walks and we enjoyed getting out and exploring.  Hell Valley is a dangerous volcanic area which is off limits, but you can look down upon the are.  There was a strong rotten egg sulfuric smell on that area of the walk and warnings of lethal gases encouraged us to move through that area quickly.

Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan
Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan
Hell Valley in Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan
Hell Valley in Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan
Views near Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan
Views near Murodo on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan

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2 Comments

  • Fantastic combination of colours you’ve captured there Anne. Looks uniquely beautiful and an interesting place to walk in. Good weather and no foreigners sounds like a bonus too.

    Have never been to Japan but it’s near the very top of my countries to visit list.

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