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Purpose FNW *See more -> the functions of the dam
Location Uda City, Nara Pref. *See more
River Uda River, Yodo River System
Type Concrete gravity dam
Gate Radial gate:3
Dam Height(m) 64
Crest Length(m) 175
Total Storage
Completion 1973
Details To compact the dam concrete, Viback (dam construction vibrator) that attached the three vibrators (33kg each) at the tip of hydraulic excavator was used for the first time in the world in this dam for improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of construction work.


3846 Murouono, Uda City, Nara Pref.
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*Kizukawa Dam Integrated Operation and Management Office
Address:2811-2 Shimohinachi, Nabari City, Mie Pref.
Phone No.81-595-64-8961


Apprx.20 min. by walking from Murouguchiono Sta. of Kintetsu Railway Osaka Line
Apprx.15 min. from Hari IC of Meihan Expressway

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Murouji Temple
Murouji TempleMurouji Temple in Uda City, Nara Prefecture, is closely located to the boundary between Nara and Mie prefectures. The precinct of this temple spreads from the foot to the middle of hillside of the mountain. You will need to take long steps to reach the main building, which is designated as national treasure together with Kondo Hall, 5 storied pagoda and some others. But it worth walking through the precinct, immersing yourself in the profound serene environment. This temple invites a lot of toursts who want to observe pink flowers of rhododendron between end of April and early May every year.
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The Akame 48 Waterfalls
The Akame 48 WaterfallsAs "48" implys many in Japanese old terms, a string of waterfalls here were called Akame's 48 waterfalls, so in reality there are more than 48 waterfalls in this ravine. Out of them, major 5 waterfalls are known as beautiful shaped falls with clean and rapid water. This water environment is also well known as the home to the giant salamander, some of which is about 1 m long. You may find this when you visit and gaze into water there. For those who miss the chance of finding the giant salamander, there is a small natural museum where such salamanders are exposed. For children of all ages,children at heart- welcome to this museum.


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