Toyama Prefecture[Tateyama Museum]

  • TEL (076)481-1216
  • Tateyama Museum shows the connection between people and nature. It conducts comprehensive and scholarly research on local culture and nature and exhibits the results. First established in April 1972 as Tateyama Fudoki no Oka, it evolved into Tateyama Museum that opened in November 1991.

Toyama Prefecture Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum

  • TEL (076)481-1160
  • Opened on June 30th, 1998, the musem aims to publicize the lesser known things about Tateyama such as the Tateyama caldera and the almost 100-year erosion control project to protect the Toyama Plains from sediment disasters.

Hotel Tateyama

  • TEL (076)463-3345
  • Hotel Tateyama is in Murodo-daira, in the middle of the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route at an elevation of 2,450 meters. It is a resort hotel at the highest elevation in Japan.
    You can gaze at mountains 3,000 meters high right in front of you. Scenery that used to be reserved only for alpinists.
    Enjoy the grand nature by hiking, star gazing, or seeing the sunrise (bus tour).
    The hotel is in Chubu-Sangaku National Park, a special nature preservation zone. In accordance with strict regulations, the hotel's location and appearance were designed not to disrupt the surrounding scenery.

Toyama Prefecture Nature Preservation Department

  • TEL (076)444-3398
  • The Nature Preservation Department works to protect and preserve the natural environment of the Tateyama-Kurobe area including local wildlife such as the raicho grouse and Asian black bear.

Ministry of the Environment's Nagano Natural Environment Office

  • TEL (026)231-6572
  • The Nagano Natural Environment Office is the Ministry of the Environment's provincial office in the Chubu Region. It supervises the protection and management of the natural environment and wildlife in Toyama and Nagano Prefectures. It started in 1953 with a manager assigned to the Chubu-Sangaku National Park's Kamikochi district. In 1972, the Chubu-Sangaku National Park Management Office was established. In 2001, it became the Chubu District Nature Preservation Office. In 2005, it was reorganized as it is today. The district includes the Matsumoto Natural Environment Office and nature preservation offices in eight major areas.

Tateyama Town

  • TEL (076)463-1254
  • The town was established in January 1954. It spreads out east and south of the center of Toyama Prefecture. The town includes the Tateyama Mountains, Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, and Shomyo Falls.
    The mountains have very different formations, and the plains are rich.
    In 1989, the town declared to the world as being a "Greenery Revolution Town." In 2003, it attained the ISO 14000 standard for the town's environmental management. It has thus been very active in environmental preservation.

Tateyama Guide Association

  • TEL (076)482-1201
  • The Tateyama Guide Association was established in April 1991.
    "Tateyama Guide" is term from the Edo Period, referring to Tateyama alpine climbing guides.

    In 1921, the group was renamed as "Tateyama Annainin Kumiai."
    It is Japan's oldest alpine guide organization. In the past, the guides specialized mainly in the Tateyama and Tsurugi mountains. Today, they also have guides certified as international alpine guides for Europen Alps or the Himalayas.

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

  • TEL (076)432-2819
  • The Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route is a world-famous alpine sightseeing route along the Northern Alps at an elevation of 3,000 meters. The route is 37.2 km with a maximum elevation difference of 1,975 meters. Most of the route is within Chubu-Sangaku National Park. From Tateyama Station in Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture to Ogizawa Station in Omachi, Nagano Prefecture, you ride a variety of vehicles to see the grand natural scenery from above the clouds along Tateyama-Kurobe.

Toyama Prefecture Naturalist Association

  • TEL (076)491-2540
  • A group of nature guides certified by Toyama Prefecture. To improve the guides' knowledge, they conduct training, participate in events, and hold photo exhibitions and nature observation outings for the public.