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Alpine sightseeing route showcasing giant snow walls opens in Toyama

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A sight to be seen and enjoyed.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

This year will mark the end of a 3.7-kilometer trolley bus service that runs inside a tunnel piercing through part of the mountain range.

As can be the case in Japan, this is a mix of people being "komakai" and a bit melodramatic. The "trolley bus" is an electric bus that ran through a tunnel while being powered by overhead cables like a tram. It has tyres, so its not a tram. Anyway, its being replaced with a "denki bus", which I assume runs on batteries. So they are basically just replacing one kind of zero emissions bus with a near identical zero emissions bus, not really something that needs much of a fanfare or announcement. The bus service is very popular and will continue, regardless of what "end of a 3.7-kilometer trolley bus service" sounds like. Since people will still be served, so its probably incorrect to say the "service" is ending.

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I know it’s a wonder, but I can’t get interested in looking at walls of snow in cherry blossom season. I like snow in the winter. I like spring in the spring.

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So they are basically just replacing one kind of zero emissions bus with a near identical zero emissions bus, not really something that needs much of a fanfare or announcement

These are the last right hand drive trolleybuses still in active service in the world. So you're wrong there.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

One of the coolest spots in Japan. When I first went there in the early 2000s, it was not overrun with tourists and was not roped off. Japan wants tourism but overtourism is ruining the enjoyment of many nice places. Glad I hit them up years ago.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

that would trigger my claustrophobia

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The depth of snow is much lower than average. Almost as low as 2020.

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