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Kurobe Dam, Tateyama-machi

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • You have to walk pass this dam when you go on the alpine route. The views on both sides are awesome. If you fly drones, this is the place to fly free, winds can be a bit strong.  more »
  • light snow fall during passing the dam. a great view. cold and breeze. wear winter jacket during april, check the necessary clothing on their official website.  more »
  • This place must be seen, how deep is this Dam Aesthetics and architecture should be given a high score If the snow season then the water will freeze into ice  more »
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  • Kurobe dam in Japanese Alp offer you beautiful view over mountain scenery. You can walk over the dam, have a lunch in dam observatory.
  • A terrific 3 days journey to the Tateyama Kurobe route and Kurobe Dam is close to the end of my journey. Thanks for the rainbow reflection in the dam which gave my journey a perfect closing.
  • Great human effort to make a big dam...
  • A scenic place. To enjoy the full view of the dam, you will need to climb to to highest floor, which is really really tiring. If you are lucky, you will be able to see the dam release water during summer.
  • I have been here 3 weeks ago. Missed the timing of water gate open.it should be attraction point to view the significant moment of its open. Advise: check the timing before coming to this section.