Kurobe / 黒部(Toyama)

About Kurobe

The city of Kurobe, located in Toyama’s east, boasts bountiful nature. A prime example of such natural bounty is Kurobe River, one of Japan’s most pristine rivers, which snakes through the city. Kurobe is famous for Kurobe Gorge, one of Japan’s “Three Great Gorges” and “100 Best Unexplored Areas.” Unazuki Hot Springs, known as the hot springs granting beautiful skin, is another of Kurobe’s attractions drawing in crowds from both Japan and abroad. Another attraction of Kurobe City is its proximity to the Sea of Japan, thus enabling visitors to enjoy their fill of fresh seafood.

Getting there and around


From JR Tokyo Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kurobe Unazuki Onsen Station (about 2 hours and 30 minutes).

From JR Nagoya Station, take the Shirasagi express train to Kanazawa Station (about 3 hours), and transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kurobe Unazuki Onsen Station (about 35 minutes).

From JR Osaka Station, take the JR Thunderbird limited express train to Kanazawa Station (about 2 hours and 40 minutes), and transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen bound for Kurobe Unazuki Onsen (about 35 minutes).

Top Attractions

A trip to Kurobe City just wouldn't be complete without going to see Kurobe Gorge. The sheer beauty of the gorge is bound to mesmerize you from your seat on the nostalgic trolley train, a relic from yesteryear that once served as a freight car for the transportation of materials. You can choose to alight at a station deep in the canyon and explore the rugged region on foot. After a full day of exploring the gorge, soothe your aching muscles in a relaxing hot spring bath at Unazuki Onsen, then recharge by dining on the delicious local cuisine.

Kurobe Gorge/黒部峡谷(Toyama)

Kurobe Gorge/黒部峡谷(Toyama)
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Kurobe Gorge in Toyama Prefecture is one of the most famous V-shaped gorges listed in the "Three Great Valleys" and the "100 Best Unexplored Areas" in Japan. It spans a total length of 86 km and an el...

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