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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  • October 3, 2017
    I went to the 10/1. Have begun already colored mountains, autumn was begun. 1-would have been the best two weeks after. Water from the dam, it is very dangerous! Ate at the rest house dam core staff!
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  • October 3, 2017
    There was Center of Kurobe dam water is powerfully emitted a rainbow. Go to the better weather in the morning and it is seen. After crossing the dam lake and boats. Mountain view from the boat in to the views of the fjords of Norway was. I was so happy, is seen watching from the boat fjord in the summer and was impressed just by the same Japan views.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Ōgisawa station head in their own cars, trolley buses in Kurobe dam. Trolley provides background explanation of Kurobe dam and tunnel, such as video was playing. Also, I would say Aloha to Kurobe dam and up the stairs quite so sneakers and tunnels below 15 degrees so that. Views overlooking the rose, keep up the stairs ahead of Kurobe dam up to reach that period of discharge is strongly recommended the! Water was spraying mist like at the height is, creating a rainbow and things were very beautiful. I personally is the mascot of the dam, "to let I ' is cute lol trolley round trip might be a reasonable ¥ 5,000-strong 2 adult tickets is so high, but see the views of Kurobe Dam for environmental purposes, including.
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  • May 12, 2017
    Kurobe dam in Japanese Alp offer you beautiful view over mountain scenery. You can walk over the dam, have a lunch in dam observatory.
  • July 2, 2017
    Beautifull landscap
  • November 21, 2016
    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.
  • May 16, 2017
    Great human effort to make a big dam...
  • July 24, 2016
    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.

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Where to stay in Tateyama-machi

Most visitors staying in Tateyama-machi opt for accommodations near the alpine route and Mount Tate, although a few options--mostly three-star hotels--lie in the small town, near the train station. A couple of mid-range and upscale hotels dot the foothills and slopes of the mountain, boasting onsite spas and hot spring bathhouses, as well as scenic alpine views. Alternatively, you can choose to stay in the nearby, larger city of Toyama, and make a day trip to Tateyama-machi.
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