Stunning 16-metre snow walls draw thousands to Japanese Alps

May 1 2019, 9:40 pm

Tourists flock to this mountainous region in Japan every year to marvel at these towering snow walls.

The Toyoma Prefecture in central Japan is the starting point of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, a 90-kilometer sightseeing course that stretches through the northern Japanese Alps.

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This beautiful towering wall is nicknamed the “Roof of Japan”, because it is 16-metres tall and sits at an elevation of 2,400 metres.

The “Yuki no Otani,” or “large ravine of snow,” is created after large amounts of snow that fell during the winter is removed from the route, according to the Japan Times. 

Last year, according to the tour operator the route saw nearly one million visitors.

The route passes through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama in the Japan Alps, which people can travel to using electric buses, cable cars, ropeways and trains.

Take a look below through some stunning pictures from the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

 

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The route is open from April 15 to November 30, 2019 and is closed from December 1 to April 9.

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