Would like your advice on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine ticket. Can I travel back and forth on the ticket or do I need to follow the route on the course? E.g. can I start from Nagoya -> Matsumoto -> Alpine route -> Matsumoto – Nagoya or do I need to follow the Nagoya -> Matsumoto -> Alpine route -> Toyama -> Nagoya route?
I am planning to visit Kamikochi and will spend more than 5 days in the region, hence the Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass will not work for my plan.
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine ticket websites:
Thank your for your question about Nagano.
It is possible to make round trips along the alpine route. You can see the fare table on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route website here. From Shinano-Omachi Station to Murodo and back would be 11,550 yen (plus 1,340 yen, the roundtrip fare between Matsumoto and Shinano-Omachi station).
I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.