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Chikugogawa-karyu Canal

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Irrigation water
Max. intake: 28m³/s (Benefited land: approx. 31,900 ha)
Benefited Area
Fukuoka Pref.
Kurume City, Chikugo City, Okawa City, Omuta City, Yame City, Yanagawa City, Miyama City, Oki Town (7 municipalities)
Saga Pref.
Saga City, Tosu City, Kanzaki City, Ogi City, Miyaki Town, Kamimine Town,Yoshinogari Town (7 municipalities)
Left bank facility of Chikugo River
Chikugo Pumping Station (1 spot) , Water intake canal (approx. 0.5km)
Chikugo Canal (Length= approx. 16.74km, pumping station (1 spot)
Yabegawasagan Canal (length= approx. 11.15km, pumping station: 1 spot)
Right bank facility of Chikugo River
Saga Pumping Station (1 spot), Intake canal (approx. 0.2km)
Sagatobu Canal (Length= approx. 21.57km)
Odakuma Main Canal (Length=approx. 14.14km, pumping stations: 3 spots)
Completion 2012
Details The purpose of Chikugogawa-karyu Canal project is to integrate small fresh water intake works in the downstream area of Chikugo River system into the two intake works on both bank sides of Chikugo River in the upstream of Chikugo Barrage and achieve much stable water intake and streamlined operations. Max. 28.08m³/s of water is taken (at both left and right bank sides of canals combined) and then delivered to a total of 31,900 ha of farmland spreading over both Fukuoka Prefecture and Saga Prefecture.


Kurume City, Fukuoka Pref.
Phone No.
Fax No.
*Kyusyu Regional Office
Address:Kurume City, Fukuoka Pref.
Phone No.:+81-942-34-7001


Approx.25 min. by bus and walking from Nishi-Kurume sta. of Nishi-Nippon Railroad Tenjin-Omuta Line
Approx.15 min. by bus and walking from JR Kurume sta.
Approx.30 min. from Kyushu Exptressway Kurume IC

Tourist Spots

Shojiro Ishibashi Memorial Museum
Shojiro Ishibashi Memorial MuseumLocated in Kurume City, north-easten city from the barrage, this museum was erected in memory of Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of Bridgestone Corporation, manufacturer of tyres of different varieties and related products. The museum displays the history of the corporation and related items about Mr. Ishibashi and also some of his art collections.
Photo by "Shojiro Ishibashi Memorial Museum" HP
See more ->Shojiro Ishibashi Memorial Museum
Koura Taisha Shrine
Koura Taisha ShrineThis is No.1 shrine of Chikugo Region of Kyushu and has many designated important cultural properties such as the main shrine buiding and stone-built entrance gate to the shrine. This shrine is situated in the middle of the mountain and Minou Skyline road connected to the shrine will take you to the observation spot where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Chikugo River adn Chikugo Plain.
Yoshinogari Historical Park (Ruins)
Yoshinogari Historical ParkA little west from the barrage, Yoshinogari Ruins are located. This area represents the typical Yayoi Period (4th Century B.C. to 5th Century A.D.) culture and in this park of over 100ha displays various excavated articles, including earthware and stoneware, restored houses and warehouses, and some restored tombs of Yayoi Period, too. It is a good place to get familialize yourself with the life of Yayoi Era through hands-on experience.
Yanagawa City (Central area)
Yanagawa CityFacing Ariake Sea on the south-western part of the city and two Class A rivers of Chikugo River and Yabe River running, the central Yanagawa district is networked with moats. Before automobiles and trucks became the major means of transportation, the boat was the important means of transportation and that was why this city had a great advantages over other cities thanks to the network of moats and this city was called the city built on water. The boat cruise offers a pleasure in viewing the changing scenery of traditional style of houses, gardens and bridges along the moat by small boat.
Photo by "Yanagawa City Tourist Association" HP
See more ->Yanagawa City Tourist Association
Chikugo Disaster Management Facility "Kurume-house"
Chikugo Disaster Management Facility "Kurume-house"This facility, located at the merging point of Chikugo River and its tributary Koura Rive in Kurume City, was originally built as the facility to store the disaster management materials and to provide related information in 2003. But it has the function to serve the community as the water museum. With the display of disaster informaton for 1953 water hazard, you can learn thedister prevention and the river environment. Local fish spices are also on display.


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