Japan's Alpine sightseeing route featuring 17-meter snow walls opens english.kyodonews.net

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9¬†months, 1¬†week ago

A sightseeing route running through the Tateyama mountain range in central Japan's Northern Alps opened Monday, offering views at one point of snow walls as tall as 17 meters each side of the road.

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which connects the town of Tateyama in Toyama Prefecture and the city of Omachi in Nagano, is popular with its spectacles of mountains, valleys and waterfalls.