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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 can see few of rainbow under the bridge, but its need and shine of the sun.. The sun is hot enough, but if you look to under the bridge you will fell so comfort because the air is so cold... And y...  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.
  • Beautifull landscap
  • 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.

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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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