I realise this is very subjective but
We have one day tomorrow where we planned to go from kanazawa to matsumoto via alpine route. Wanted to see the dam and walk snow wall. We have been to hakone and miyajima on the 2 week trip so the modes of transport aren't that exciting.
However the official website says expect big delays this weekend. There was a bit saying 2 hour wait for cable car at 10 am this morn! ALSO it is set to rain most of the day... snow walk could close.
We also have big luggage so need to try and arrange luggage forwarding and have to make it the by 6pm or else it will close!
The alternate option we thought was maybe to go see the snow monkeys getting bus and leaving luggage at nagano.
Any tips and advice? Is this a good time of year for jigokudani? Nice walks views and def see monkeys?
I fear I'll regret queuing all day for the alpine route, miserable in rain, rushing for luggage other side, and snow wall may close!