TATEYAMA KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE: HOW TO GET THERE, WHAT TO PACK AND OTHER TRAVEL TIPS

It was my first time to see anything like it – a beautiful blend of landscape and adventure, like a scene lifted from my childhood dream.  I was in Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route in the Northern Alps, dubbed as the Roof of Japan.  The soaring gleaming snow walls (Yuki-no-otani) near Murodo that surrounded me dwarfed me.  According to anecdotes, Murodo-daira of …