- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from
Toyama Airport -
The "Snow Corridor Walk" event, where you can walk through the snow walls, is held after the entire alpine route open i.e. from mid-April to mid-June. The 20 m walls of snow make quite an impact! The total length is 37.2 km, with a minimum difference of 1,975 m.
As general vehicles are not allowed, use the bus or ropeway/cable car for transportation.
July to August is the peak season for nature walks and hiking. There are many wild birds such as the "grouse," said to be messengers of the gods, as well as blooming flowers and alpine plants. Mount Tateyama reflects on the surface of the popular "Mikurigaike Pond," and a heart shape can be seen from a specific spot.
In Autumn, the trees turn red and yellow, and you can see beautiful autumn leaves. The first snow fall is in late October, and in December the alpine route closes for the winter.
Takaoka is the home of Fujiko・F・Fujio, author of "Doraemon." A "Doraemon Tram" runs in the town, and there are photograph spots with artwork and statues in the park and in front of the station.