- Mt. Tateyama, located in the north of Northern Alps has been opened as a sanctuary of the mountain faith. There is even a legend which says that by following a white hawk, Saeki Aritomo, late Saint Jiko, would have met Amida Nyorai. The anecdote that Sasa Narimasa went over Harinoki Pass in winter is well known too.
- One day, the son of governor of Toyama prefecture, Aritomo was hawking when he saw his hawk fly away. When he advanced deep into the mountain by searching it, suddenly a bear attacked him. Immediately he shot an arrow, then the bleeding bear escaped into a cavern. When he followed it, he met Amida Nyorai (Buuddhist god) of whom chest is bleeding because of his arrow. The god says "Aritomo, open this sanctuary and become a priest".
- Mt. Tateyama is one of the 3 most famous mountains in Japan. It designates the chain of splendid mountains of 3000m high which tower in the east of Toyama prefecture. Nevertheless, usually, it designates 3 peaks of Fujino-oritate, Dainanji-san and O-zan. In a broader meaning, it includes the pass of Betsuzan-nokkoshi, located at the lowest part with Mt. Tsurugi to the north, and Mt. Jodo to the south.
- On June of the 46th year of Showa era, so called "most important construction of this century", Alpine route, was finally opened in its full extent. As a consequence, Tateyama's neighborhood has transformed completely and become a big mountain resort: now you can go through from Nagano prefecture to Toyama's by using, one after another, trolley bus, funicular railway and ropeway.