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Kurobe Dam

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Great Majestic Kurobe Dam!

A trip really worth going for. Its a marvelous piece of work. The view from here is totally... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Summer season is the best time to witness the discharging of high volume water

We took the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route journey in early May. So, witnessing the high bank of... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

A trip really worth going for. Its a marvelous piece of work. The view from here is totally incredible. Take extra steps to go for the climb. You will be well rewarded

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank heego
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We took the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route journey in early May. So, witnessing the high bank of Yuki-no-Otani was the high point of all attractions. Nevertheless, the construction project to build Kurobe Dam is very impressive to say the least. It is the tallest and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Once you arrive at the Kurobe Dam from the Ogizawa side you will see a sign to the viewing platforms which give great views of the Dam from on high. There are many steps and are not for the faint hearted. So if you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MadamJosephine
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Kurobe Dam is the great example of Japanese marvel in civil engineering. Built in the middle of Tateyama Mountain range, the view is very beautiful and the construction is very solid even after more than 40years. As traveller we can see this great dam with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ucartech
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Visited the dam in the afternoon. Still could see the rainbow. I think the rainbow formed will be better in the morning.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Breath taking views that captivated us. It was unbelievable to come to this area thinking that we are still in Asia.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Such a surprising and heartwarming walk on a most incredible feat of engineering! The grand Kurobe Dam welcomes you to its history and endeavor to serve amidst the majestic mountain ranges! ...From JR Nagano Station East Exit, take Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Bus (¥2600 one...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Micey C
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Visiting months after July, it is covered in the alpine route ticket, Beautiful view of lake, Really appreciate the innovative work done

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pritim127
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We were informed by friends being here before to not just walk along the dam, but also get to the observatory deck which we did. The extra view afforded by the higher place is worth it, especially since when we were there, snow still aplenty....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank bidwisely
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank looyee
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Osaka to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (1 Replies)
Hello everyone, I am new to Japan and never been to Japan before. I am interested on Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. If I am going to go on late April, will I able to walk on the Alpine Route where surrounded with snow wall? Since it said open on April 16. Can anyone guide me how to go to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route from Osaka? I am going with my mom. Will there be a lot stairs to climb? Going from Osaka, will I pass-by Kurobe Dam which seems a lot stairs? I am totally confused when I...More
May 24, 2015|
Singapore, Singapore
Area Map codes (1 Replies)
Help !!! Any kind soul out there have any map codes for the following area : Nara : Nara Park Todaiji Temple Kyoto : Tenryuji Temple Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion Nagoya: Nishiki Market Nagoya Castle Gifu castle Shirakawa-go Historic Village Shin Hotaka Ropeway. Kurobe Dam Daio Wasabi Farm Much appreciated.
July 28, 2014|
Response frombibimbob|
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (8 Replies)
I stay in Toyoma. Please advise me way to purchase the tiket for Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route round trip from Toyoma to Kurobe Dam. When is the earliest date if allowed to purchase online? How much the ticket? Any special rate for Malaysian Senior citizen aged 63 and 69? What time the ticket counter open if we are only allowed to purchase at ticket counter on the same day?
March 01, 2016|
Response fromswee_ai|
I intend to have around trip between Tateyama Station to Kurobe Dam. Do we require to walk from Kurobeko to Kurobe Dam? If we wish to spend time at each station for photo taking, what is the time taken for the next transport to come at each station for the whole journey?