The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a world-class mountain tourism destination, where visitors can enjoy the "Japan Alps" and the Tateyama Mountain Range through various modes of transportation such as cable car and rope-way.
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route was completed in 1971, and connects Toyama City in Toyama Prefecture with Omachi Town in Nagano Prefecture. The route was carefully built so that the surrounding environment is not damaged.
Consequently, three lines go entirely under tunnels among them, two are trolleybus lines. Trolleybuses have all gone from Japan, except for these two lines which are still used here as they don't exhaust gas.