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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  • The highest dam in Japan 186m was a historically difficult construction project . Started in 1959April n was ready in 1963 . Climbed 220 steps up to the observatory deck to view the whole dam.  more »
  • Made many victims in buildings is a sight to see. Winter was required but may also still swathed snow, strong winds on the dam just over 15 minutes.
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  • I went on the tour. Snow cover the mountains, beautiful landscape also curious that while one starred even the beautiful emerald green of the grandeur of the dam and Lake. And dumb like people, look very attractive rounded dam itself and its history. I think it is every season, such as blue-collar appeal, so I've not visit take a look at.
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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.
  • Very stunning view in mid April. Must visit!
  • 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.
  • Cool Dam, you can try kurobe dam curry here.
  • 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.
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