This Gigantic Japanese Snow Corridor Looks Like Something From A Fantasy Story (15 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       27 Feb 2019       4974       GALLERY VIEW

Remember the great icy wall from Game of Thrones?

Turns out, reality can be as fascinating as fiction. Welcome to the majestic Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, just a few hours from Tokyo

It’s a part of the ‘Roof of Japan’, a mountain road across the Toyama and Nagano prefectures

Located North of Tokyo, on the so-called ‘Roof of Japan’, a 55- miles-long (90 km) route, the Snow Wall is easily the star of the show.

 

The season when the otherworldly mountain passage is open lasts only a few months

Curious travelers can visit the sight for a very limited time only. In 2019, the snow corridor is open to pedestrians from April 15 to June 22.

 

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Once here, tourists can indulge in an hour’s walk through the icy passages

Even though accessible for few months only, the Snow Wall Walk is a huge tourism attraction with approximately 5000 daily visitors

 

At its highest point the snow wall reaches as high as 55 ft (17 meters)

To put it into perspective, 55 ft (17 meters) is taller than an average three-story building.

 

And it’s only accessible by specialized tourists’ buses

An average round-trip ticket price for an adult costs around $40.

 

In order to prepare this road for visitors, the Japanese use special snowplow trucks that are created precisely for this location.

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But surprirsingly, that’s not the only snowy attraction that can be found in Japan

In the north of Japan there’s Aomori City, home to 300,000 people.

 

Blizzards and ice storms turn the nature surrounding Aomori into a unique viewing

Icy Siberian winds sweep into Japan by bringing massive amounts of snow that pile up in unusual formations, proving that nature is a one-of-a-kind artist

 

Even though annual snow-cleaning costs around $30 million, the frozen wonderland that the snow creates here makes it more than worth it



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