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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a region in Japan, visited by thousands of people because of snow. Yes, snow is a sightseeing, especially when it is 300 m high above sea level. Take the next international flight and go to Japan to see this natural wonder. This phenomena is also known as the Japanese Alps because winter begins usually in November and ends in spring, in April.
The highway to Tateyama Kurobe mountain is about 20 m high during winter, and this made the Japanese consider it a sacred place. The numerous tourists coming here are taken by a special bus, surrounded on both right and left sides by 10 m high snow walls. The highest place on this route is Murodou plateau, which is about 2500 m high. Along Mountain Fuji, another attraction in Japan, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a 25 m route, linking Ateyama-Machi in Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama Prefecture and Omachi-shi in Nagano Prefecture by six means of transportation. Although, the winter scenery is like those in the movies, going to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine in summer is completely different – here you can watch and smell the beautiful flowers and nature, which is reborn immediately after the snow melts. There are several means of transportation available on this route, as private cars are not allowed in the area during winter. You can choose from Kogen Bus, Tateyama Tunnel Trolleybus, Tateyama Ropeway, Kurobe Cable Car in order to reach the highest point.
Hurry up, don’t miss this incredible landscape, so book a cheap flight and fly to Japan.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - Source periergaa.blogspot.com
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - Source periergaa.blogspot.com

Japan Radioactive Cloud Reaches Europe

The Nuclear Safety Agency delared that the radioactive cloud is bound to reach Europe this week. However, the risk of exposure to the radiations from Fukushina Nuclear Plant explosion will not affect the population. The Japan radioactive cloud is likely to reach France tomorrow, after having reached Iceland on Tuesday. The nuclear radiation at Fukushima goes beyond Japan‘s borders heading to USA and Europe. A person even outside the 30-kilometer zone could have an exposure of 100 millisieverts or more from radioactive iodine to thyroid gland if staying outside since an accident hit the plant on March 12, the commission said. The nuclear crisis in Japan is still present and residents living living within 20 kilometers to 30 kilometers of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been advised to stay indoors. The radioactive cloud from Japan is very likely to hit Italy, more precisely Rome and Vatican. Japan has finally admitted the seriousness of the nuclear radiation crisis as the country raised the alert level of the nuclear threat to Level 5, the highest rating of nuclear danger. Clouds are the most easiest way for the radioactive materials to reach Switzerland and its Alps.

Japan Nuclear Cloud Reaches Europe
Japan Nuclear Cloud Reaches Europe

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Japan 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami

A very powerful earthquake (8.9 magnitude) stroke the NE coast of Japan, today on March, 11th. The Japan earthquake also hit the capital, Tokyo. A 10 m high tsunami was noticed in Sendai harbour, which is situated in the NE of Japan. The tsunami in Japan also closed the main airport in Tokyo, taking into account that two days before, Japan was hit by another earthquake of 7.4 magnitude. After the tsunami, 6 fires outbroke. The authorities in Japan announced maximum degree alert. However, parts of Australia and Russia, New Zealand, Island Guarn, Hawaii and many others have been evacuated because of the high risk of tsunami in the following days and hours. The American specialists claim that the tsunami that occurred today in Japan was the most powerful that took place in the last century.


Japan 2011 Tsunami
Japan 2011 Tsunami

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