Kurobe Dam, Tateyama-machi

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 trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Kurobe Dam and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Kurobe dam station waiting for the 220-step staircase. Exhilaration is pretty tight and I can't! Currently saved in the Kurobe dam, located 1,454 meters above sea level where the water used to generate electricity. Sunlight is awesome but not as worried about the cold, is cool. Of water per second over 10 tons mist turned the spraying. Without getting tired, take Rainbow chicken was very beautiful. You can learn about the history of Kurobe dam opened in the new Observatory. Was used to create the Kurobe dam concrete buckets, pulley was exhibited. From taking their own with the water cannon come at people in wheelchairs, or spot can be also packed. Surprised me was that there were many foreigners of Asian origin.
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  • The main point is the Kurobe dam! Was no fire events when I turned out a huge dam was impact hugely. And also the dam core and took this shot. Corridor of snow and Rock Ptarmigan nests have not thought, and that is the very best time.
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  • What a great dam. I went in Nagano access. Last saw Las Vegas Hoover Dam dam, is impressive for this one. I think next time I want access from Toyama. Damn card I got friends.
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  • The highest dam in Japan 186m was a historically difficult construction project. I was lucky that the floodgates were released to discharge gallons of water.l since it only happens between June and October. The plce is inspiring. However, to get here is a little expensive by public transportation.
  • There was a snow storm when I was there. But the dam still gorgeous. It's huge. The weather was so dramatic but so good.
  • Dam built in the 1960's to alleviate electricity demands after the world war. It took 7 years to build the dam due to rough terrain and weather condition. The dam has a very nice view from above. You can see the discharge water from the hydro power plant.
  • Impressive structure. There is some hiking to do. We approached from the east via cable car parking up.
  • Huge dam. Fresh air. Rainbow Fantastic view. Walking 1km

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