Unazuki Onsen/Kurobe Gorge
Kurobe Gorge is surrounded by precipices. The securest way to visit there is using the tram, which was originally laid down to develop a power plant. Now a tram for sightseeing runs 20.1 km from Unazuki Onsen to Keyakidaira in 80 minutes at a slow speed. It runs through 41 tunnels and over 22 bridges, with a wide variety of scenery (outside the tunnels!). The gorge creates scenes of stunning beauty, regardless of the season. Atohiki Bridge is 60 meters high above the river; this is a place that used to scare foot travelers because of its precipitous height. You can enjoy famous places for autumn leaves and open-air hot spring baths along the riverbank. Sarutobi Gorge is a 20-minute walk from Keyakidaira Station. It is a very narrow gorge and the name “Sarutobi” indicates that a monkey can jump from one side to other side. The tram operation is from mid-April to November, but the exact date depends on snow depth. Please note that this area does not connect to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
1hour by train from JR Toyama Sta.
Unazuki onsen, Kurobe city, Toyama