Oiwasan Nissekiji
The head temple for the Shingon sect, it is said to have been founded in the year 725 by the Buddhist saint Gyoki. Here you can see the figure of Magai, God of Fire, carved in the great wall of Oiwa. It has been designated a National Cultural Property.
20 minutes by bus from Kamiichi Station. Kamiichi.
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Anantan no Reijo
Known as a sacred place for ages, priests and ascetic devotees have used this hole in their religious training. People come from all over the country to visit and taste the pure spring water which bubbles up here. The water is said to be a cure for all kinds of diseases.
15 minutes by car from Kamiichi Station. Kamiichi.
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Lake Arimine - Arimine Furusato (nostalgic) Natural Park
Located at the foot of Tateyama (mountain range constituting a part of the Northern Alps) Lake Arimine lies at a height of 1,100m above sea level. It has a dam and is noted for its mysterious beauty. Arimine Natural Park has various amenities around the lake, such as a campground surrounded by a white birch forest, outdoor sports facilities and a hydraulic power station PR center known as the "Arimine Memorial Museum", allowing you to enjoy nature to your heart's content. A further drive south to the point where Toyama Prefecture borders Gifu Prefecture allows you to reach the observatory also known for its literature monument built in association with the novel "Ten no yugao" written with this area as its setting by famous novelist Nakagawa Yoichi.
60 minutes by car from Hokuriku Expressway Tateyama I.C. Tateyama.
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Shomyo-daki (waterfall)
As the tallest waterfall in Japan, falling over 350m, "Shomyo-daki" waterfall has been chosen as one of Japan's 100 best waterfalls. It is a special place where you can get a close experience with its overwhelming scale, its roaring sound and water spray. The waterfall has a promenade around it, allowing you to appreciate its surrounding beautiful nature to your heart's content.
076-463-1121 (Tateyama Tourist Association)
20 minutes by bus from Toyama Chiho Tetsudo Railway Tateyama Station. Get off at the terminal bus stop and walk 20 minutes. Tateyama.
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Tateyama/Kurobe Alpine Route
This course is designed for touring part of the Northern Alps (another name for the Hida Mountains running north to south in central Japan) which extend across Toyama and Nagano Prefectures, a distance of over 90km. This route allows you to cross part of the Alps focusing on Tateyama and Kurobe by using an environmentally-friendly hybrid bus, ropeway and cable car. Simultaneously you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Kurobe, the beautiful sight of alpine plants blooming with lovely flowers and "rai-cho" (rock ptarmigan) flying overhead, as well as the world above the clouds.
076-432-2819 (Tateyama Kurobe Sales Head Office)
This route is open for service from April 17 to November 30 (subject to change depending on snowfall in the winter)
Get off at Tateyama Station, which can also be reached by car from Hokuriku Expressway Tateyama I.C. in apporoximately 20 minutes. Tateyama.
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Tateyama Museum
This is an unique museum that allows you to learn about the relationship between people and nature while deepening your understanding of Mt. Tateyama. There are also a large indoor visual center, an outdoor garden with Japanese serows(mountain goats), and other attractions.
5 minutes by bus from Chigaki Station. Tateyama.
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Tateyama Sanroku Kazoku Ryoko Mura
Situated at the base of Mt. Tateyama, this family oriented village has an abundance of open grassy spaces, playgrounds, campgrounds, and cabins. Nearby are nature trails and a large activity area.
10 minutes by bus from Tateyama Station. Toyama.
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