Fourth Kurobe Dam
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Fourth Kurobe Dam

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Kurobe Dam’s size puts it as a world-class arch-style overflow-type dam. And at 186 meters in height, it is the highest dam in Japan. Over 10 tons of water per second blast out of the dam’s drainage in a mist, which makes this a must-see tourism site. The close proximity of newly constructed viewing area to the outflow makes this an extremely appealing place for viewing the spectacle.

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A: Japan Alpine Route----Kurobe Dam (日本阿爾卑斯山脈觀光線----黑部大壩)

by wongchichuen, 220 meters away

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Japan Alpine Route----Kurobe Dam (日本阿爾卑斯山脈觀光線----黑部大壩)

B: Japan Alpine Route----Kurobe Dam Station(日本阿爾卑斯山脈觀光線----黑部大壩往黑部平車站)

by wongchichuen, 400 meters away

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a famous mountain sightseeing route between Tateyama, Toyama and ...

Japan Alpine Route----Kurobe Dam Station(日本阿爾卑斯山脈觀光線----黑部大壩往黑部平車站)

C: Japan Alpine Route Kurobe Daira Station(日本阿爾卑斯山脈觀光線----黑部平車站)

by wongchichuen, 2.9 km away

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a famous mountain sightseeing route between Tateyama, Toyama and ...

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D: Japan Alpine Route Kurobe Daira(日本阿爾卑斯山脈觀光線----黑部平)

by wongchichuen, 2.9 km away

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a famous mountain sightseeing route between Tateyama, Toyama and ...

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F: platform in Keyakidaira station

by kiyoharu takamura, 14.4 km away

platform in Keyakidaira station

G: Keyakidaira station

by kiyoharu takamura, 14.4 km away

Keyakidaira station is end of Kurobe gorge railway.It was build for the Kurobe dam to carry materials...

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H: sarutobikyou-1

by kiyoharu takamura, 14.7 km away

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I: sarutobikyou-2

by kiyoharu takamura, 14.7 km away

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J: sarutobikyou-3

by kiyoharu takamura, 14.9 km away

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This panorama was taken in Japan

This is an overview of Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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