The Kurobe Gorge is located around the middle and upper parts of the Kurobe River that flows into the city of Kurobe in Toyama Prefecture. A beautiful, forested ravine in the rugged mountains of the Northern Japan Alps.
It is considered as one of the three great gorges of Japan, one of the deepest gorges in Japan and one of the top one hundred hidden scenic spots in Japan.
The main attraction of the gorge is the Kurobe Gorge Railway that departs from Unazuki Station. The railway was originally created for transporting materials during the construction of a hydroelectric facility, but is now available for general sightseeing. The small train operates along a winding, 20 kilometer stretch between Unazuki and Keyakidaira Stations. It offers visitors a panoramic views of the gorge. The trains stop at a few stations along the way where visitor can get off and explore.
The best time of the year to view the autumn leaves at the Kurobe Gorge is mainly in mid-October to mid-November.
It's a 23-28-minute walk to the north west of Ikuji Station (Ainokaze Toyama Railway Line)
The Kurobe Gorge Railway opens at 8: and 16:30, last departure is at 15:40. It is closed during December to mid April. Fee is 1710 Yen for one way to Keyakidaira, 370-530 Yen supplement for more comfortable seats.
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