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JR Central Tetayama Kurobe Alpine Route

over 1 year ago
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I prepared 8-day tinerary for our japan trip and i put alpine kurobe as one of the highlights. We will arrive at chubu on nov 12, 7pm and we plan to got to nagoya-takayama-shirawakag-village-takayama-toyama-tateyama alpine kurobe route-matsumoto-kisovalley then back to nagoya. I was supposed to buy JR pass tateyama alpine kurobe ticket but upon checking at alpen website, alpine route pass is only available from april to nov 9 while in my itinerary, we were supposed to get there by nov 16.

Would you know if that will still be made available by then? Or is it already closed by that time? If yes, what other tour you can recommend that can replace that?


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over 1 year ago
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Hi there,

Going by the information on this website I do indeed think that sales will be finished by the time you arrive.

I can't really find any other pass that would suit your itinerary, so the best option would be to buy normal tickets.

Hope this helps,

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