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Kurobe Dam, Tateyama-machi
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Experience one of the most remarkable views of serene nature in the Northern Alps at Kurobe Dam. Listed as Japan's largest arch dam with a height of 186 m (610 ft), the graceful structure represents a daring engineering feat that claimed the lives of 171 people. Head out to the observation deck and hear the roar of gushing water as it creates a cloud of spray. Take a ride on an excursion boat to explore Lake Kurobe and observe the alpine plants, beech trees, and cold springs. The dam brings more than a million tourists each year between late June and mid-October, so plan your trip accordingly. Also, carry warm clothing, since the dam lies surrounded by 3,000 m (9,800 ft) tall mountains. Take a look at our Tateyama-machi vacation builder to schedule your visit to Kurobe Dam and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It took us over 4 hours by train and bus to reach the Kurobe Dam from Nagoya. The bus ride from Ogizawa to the Dam was about 15 minutes through a 6-Km tunnel. It was windy and cold on to of the dam. T...  more »
  • I went several times the Kurobe dam, often made by hand, and go every time. In dynamic tourist water is best, but unfortunately-I want to ride on the tram once because of Natsuki. It is a good place also has many dams and go again.
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  • Its a long way up to this Kurobe dam. Autumn is beautiful, recommend late oct tho! There were some small cafe to chill out and many different viewing points to capture the dam. Manage to spot a rainbo...  more »