We plan to visit Kurobe Gorge on April 23. Since we will be departing from Toyama after dropping our luggage off at the hotel we probably only will board the 2pm+ Romantic Train from Unazuki Station.
Is that time a good time to view the gorge or is it better in the morning?
Secondly, I plan to reserve by phone or buy the tickets from a travel agent prior to the trip. I checked in the main website which says it is possible to do this. However, I want to know, when we call to make reservation, do we pay at Unazuki Station on the actual date or we must bank in the money?
If we buy the tickets from a travel agency like JTB, is there any additional fee chargeable?
Finally, on the 23rd the Romantic Train only goes up till Nekomata. Is there anything to see in Nekomata or should we just take the same train back? Asking this now since I'm sure I need to provide all schedules for reservation/ticket sales.