Surrounded by the pristine rock-strewn mountains between 6000 and 9000 feet and lush forests, Kurobe Dam is the personification of the engineering ingenuity and endurance of the Japanese people.
This amazing dam sent many records tumbling. Not only is it the highest, but it is also probably the most dangerous dam ever built in Japan. Over one million people from all walks of life visit this dam each year. It is also one of the most common stops along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Merely getting there gives you a unique experience.
Passengers are picked at Ogizawa Station by underground trolleybuses and taken through a tunnel hundreds of meters deep below the Mount Akasawadake surface. Visitors are treated to unparalleled scenic views after alighting.Places nearby:
Matsumoto Castle: A hirajiro that is one of Japans few original castles 45 km / 28 mi
Miyagawa Morning Market: The Takayama Marketplace That Has Everything 59 km / 36 mi
Kusatsu Hot Spring Baths: Japans Best Hot Springs 83 km / 52 mi
Higashi Chaya Distric the still surviving geisha district of Kanazawa, Japan 88 km / 55 mi
Lovely Kenrokuen Garden Is Beautiful In Every Season 89 km / 55 mi