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KUROBE DAM

Fantastic Dam Water Discharge!

Beautiful arch dam

KUROBE DAM

Fantastic Dam Water Discharge!

Beautiful arch dam

Kurobe Dam

Kurobe Dam is Kansai Electric Power Company's hydropower dam named "Kurobe No. 4 Hydropower Plant" (nicknamed "Kuroyon"). This giant arch dam built across Kurobe Gorge has a beautiful form. For tourists, it discharges water at a rate of over 10 tons per second. It is one of the most popular spots along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

Tourism

Highlights

Fifteen-minute walk from two stations.

Kurobeko Station and Kurobe Dam Station

Kurobe Dam is near two stations. In Toyama Prefecture, Kurobeko Station connected to Kurobedaira Station by the Kurobe Cable Car is shown on live TV monitors at Daikanbo and Murodo Stations. In Nagano Prefecture, there is an electric bus going from Ogisawa Station to Kurobe Dam Station where there are restaurants and shops.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

Water discharged at over 10 tons/second, must see!

Kurobe Dam spews water

Kurobe Dam releasing water is a major tourist attraction. From late June to mid-October every year, the dam discharges water at over 10 to 15 tons per second. You can see this great fall of water from different viewpoints such as the Dam Lookout Deck and Rainbow Terrace.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

Lakeside walk along the woods.

Lakeside Walking Trail

Beyond the Lake Kurobe sightseeing boat dock, there is a lakeside walking trail to Kanpa Gorge Tsuribashi Bridge. The trail is in a wooded area and largely flat, making it easy trail even for kids and families. Turn around in front of Lodge Kuroyon to head back. The round-trip walk takes about one hour.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

Monument for the "Construction Project of the Century"

Workmen's Memorial

Kurobe Dam was called the "Construction Project of the Century." Construction started in 1956 and was completed in 1963. During this time, 171 dam construction workers died. The monument is inscribed with the names of the 171 workers. Even tourists come here to pray. The "Six Workers" sculpture is the work of sculptor Naoyuki Matsuda.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

The cold spring water refreshes tired travelers.

Kurobe's Spring Water

Digging through Omachi Tunnel (now called the Kanden Tunnel) was a major hurdle during the construction of Kurobe Dam. Spring water spewed from the tunnel rocks. This water is fed to three outlets: Kurobe Dam Resthouse entrance, the underground stairway from Kurobe Dam Station to the Dam Lookout Deck, and the Dam Lookout Deck. You can drink the water.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

Views of Kurobe Dam and Tateyama Mountains

Dam Lookout Deck

The lookout deck is at the top of 220 steps up from Kurobe Dam Station. At an elevation of 1508 meters, see Kurobe Dam below and the Tateyama Mountains. Directly below the lookout deck is a glass-enclosed resting place where you can buy something to eat or drink and gaze at Kurobe Dam.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

Kurobe Dam Food and Gifts

Kurobe Dam Resthouse

Right below Kurobe Dam is the Resthouse. The first floor has a gift shop and drink corner. The second floor has a restaurant, and the third floor has the Kuroyon Memorial Room explaining the history of Kurobe Dam. The restaurant serves Kurobe Dam Curry and Arch Dam Curry. For gifts, try Kurobe Dam cookies.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

The misty shower from the dam's water discharge feels good.

New Lookout Plaza, Special Venue, and Rainbow Terrace

From Dam Lookout Deck, go down the outdoor stairs to the end to reach the new Lookout Plaza. Rainbow Terrace is where you can see Kurobe Dam's water discharge up close. You will get a misty shower as the wind blows up the spewing water. The Special Venue explains the history of the Kurobe Dam construction and there is a movie set from the movie "Kurobe no Taiyo."

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/
Experience

Activities

Photo with Kurobe Dam in the background!

Picture-taking at Photto Dam

Photto Dam is system that takes dramatic pictures of you at Kurobe Dam. Such pictures are hard to take with your own camera. You can have a photo taken at a dramatic angle and print it on A4-size paper. One A4 print costs ¥1,200, and a photo sticker sheet is ¥500. The Photto Dam system is installed at the Dam Entei Ugan (right bank) and the new Lookout Plaza.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/

Boat cruise on Japan's highest lake.

Cruise on Lake Kurobe sightseeing boat Garve

When the lake is at full capacity, the lake surface is at an elevation of 1448 meters, making Lake Kurobe Japan's highest lake. Garve is a sightseeing boat that takes 30 minutes to cruise around Lake Kurobe. Part of the boat's interior has a glass ceiling so you can see the grand scenery. The rear is a lookout deck. Have fun on the boat as you feel the lake wind.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/
Food

Delicious food

Local curry that looks like Lake Kurobe and the dam.

Kurobe Dam Curry

The curry served to Kurobe Dam's construction workers at the bunkhouse was legendary. Based on this curry, the Kurobe Dam Curry has been served since 2009 at restaurants in Omachi. At Kurobe Dam Resthouse, the Kurobe Dam Curry has the rice shaped like a dam. And the roux with spinach puree is in the lake color.

Phone Number
076-432-2819 (Tateyama Kurobe Kanko)
URL
https://www.alpen-route.com/index.php

Have famous soft serve while gazing at the dam.

Damdam-kun soft-serve ice cream

Kurobe Dam Resthouse serves the famous soft serve. The chocolate sauce is designed after Kurobe Dam's mascot Damdam-kun. The bottom part has wafer cream sandwiches for a nice accent.

Phone Number
076-432-2819 (Tateyama Kurobe Kanko)
URL
https://www.alpen-route.com/index.php

While having coffee, gaze at the dam.

Kurobe spring water coffee

The movie "Kurobe no Taiyo" depicted the difficult tunneling for the construction of the Kurobe Dam. The spring water that gushed forth at the time still spews out from the rock. Kurobe Dam Resthouse serves coffee using this spring water. Take-out coffee is also available. You can have coffee while watching the dam release loads of water.

Phone Number
076-432-2819 (Tateyama Kurobe Kanko)
URL
https://www.alpen-route.com/index.php
Course

Recommended route

Recommended route

Start!

1

Dam

Go from Lake Kurobe Station to Kurobe Dam Station by walking across the dam 492 meters long and 186 meters high. You can see the dam discharging water up close.

Phone Number
0261-22-0804 (Kanden Amenix Kuroyon Sogo Center)
URL
https://www.kurobe-dam.com/
2

Workmen's Memorial

Called the "Construction Project of the Century," Kurobe Dam claimed 171 construction workers' lives. Their names are inscribed on the monument, and there is the "Six Workers" sculpture.

3

Dam Lookout Deck

At an elevation of 1508 meters, you can see the entire Kurobe Dam and Tateyama Mountains. Directly below is a glass-enclosed resting place.

4

Kurobe Dam Resthouse

The first floor has a gift shop and drink corner. The second floor has a restaurant serving Kurobe Dam Curry and Arch Dam Curry.

5

Rainbow Terrace, new Lookout Plaza

From the Dam Lookout Deck, walk to the end of the outdoor stairs. You can see Kurobe Dam spewing water up close. Experience the misty shower blown upward by the wind.

Goal!

ACCESS