Kurobe Gorge Trekking Guide

Hello, I’m Mio! Today, I will introduce Kurobe Gorge, located in Toyama Prefecture. Known for its stunning natural scenery, Kurobe Gorge offers some of the most beautiful trekking routes in Japan. Here’s a 2-minute guide to trekking in Kurobe Gorge.

Course Overview

A popular trekking route in Kurobe Gorge is from Unazuki Onsen Station to Keyakidaira Station. This route is about 20 kilometers long and involves using the Kurobe Gorge Railway for part of the journey. It takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete​.


  1. Kurobe Gorge Railway: Part of the trekking experience includes riding the scenic Kurobe Gorge Railway. The train offers beautiful views of the gorge.
  2. Keyakidaira: Located at the far end of the gorge, Keyakidaira is known for its hot springs and stunning natural scenery. Several trekking trails start from here.
  3. Sarutobi Gorge: Along the trail, you will encounter beautiful waterfalls and streams, making it a perfect spot for a refreshing break.


  • As this is a mountainous area, be prepared for changes in weather and dress appropriately.
  • Wear trekking shoes with good grip to prevent slipping.
  • Take your trash with you to help protect the environment​​.


To access Kurobe Gorge, take the Kurobe Gorge Railway from Unazuki Onsen Station. From Toyama Station, it takes about 2 hours by train to reach Unazuki Onsen Station​.

Enjoy your trekking adventure in Kurobe Gorge and make wonderful memories!

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