Kurobe Dame, surrounded by the majestic Northern Japanese Alps, boasts a height of 186m to be Japan's tallest arch dam. From early summer to autumn, the dam releases 10 cubic meters of water every second, forming a dynamic scenery among the peaks upwards of 3000m. The site is one of the major points on the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, and you are more than likely to see a stunning rainbow on a clear day.
Take a deep breath to refresh yourself, while watching abundant nature that changes seasonally. There are a number of hiking trails leading to the higher areas of the Tateyama mountain range. It is highly recommended to take the cruise ship “Garve” to go around Lake Kurobe, or sample the local specialty, Kurobe Dam curried rice.
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The Kurobe Dam (黒部ダム) is Japan's tallest dam at 186 meters. It was constructed over a seven year period and was completed in 1963. Many difficulties were encountered in the process, and over 170 people lost their lives to the project. The dam has since been supporting a hydropower plant in its supply of electricity to the Kansai Region. It is also a major attraction along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, especially when water gets discharged spectacularly through its gates daily from late June to mid October.
5.02 weeks ago
So impressive. Has snow on the mountains even in June!
4.08 months ago
It is quite a beautiful dam. But only worth it if you take the complete alpine route. It is fun crossing the dam.
5.05 months ago
excellent scene of mountains n the reservoir, fresh air, comfortable temperature in May
5.06 months ago
Heavenly....Didn't have much time but will explore