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Ryochiku-heiya Canal

Tourist Spots
By BusBy TrainBy Car
1.Irrigation water
Max. intake: approx. 8m³/s (Benefited land: approx. 4,700ha)
2.Domestic water
Max. intake: approx. 1m³/s (Water supply population:3 million)
3.Industrial Water
Max. intake: approx. 0.2m³/s (Asakura City)
Benefited Area
Fukuoka Pref.
Asakura City, Ogori City, Chikuzen Town, Tachiarai Town, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka District Water Supply Authority, Southern Fukuoka Water Supply Authority
Saga Pref.
Torisu City, Eastern saga Prefecture Water Supply Authority
Facilities Water source facilities (Egawa Dam, canals (2 canals Length= approx. 4.9km)
Intake facilities (Meotoishi Head Works, Amakibashi Head Works)
Main canals (5 canals Length= approx. 15.7km), Lateral canals (5 canals L=15.7km), Lateral canals (4 canals Length= approx. 10.4km)
Pumping station (1 spot)
Completion 1974
Details Ryochiku-heiya Canal project was implemented to supply 4,700 ha of farmland spreading in Ryochiku Plain of Fukuoka Prefecture with irrigation water, Fukuoka City and other 3 cities an 3 Water Supply Authorities with domestic water, and also Asakura City with industrial water and its construction was completed in March 1975. Its management operations commenced in April 1975. To maintain its functions, Ryochiku-heiya Canal Stage II project started in 2003.
Egawa Kamo(Duck)
Egawa Kamo(Duck)


Asakura City, Fukuoka Pref.
Phone No.
*Ryochiku-heiya Canal Management and Construction Office


Approx.25 min. by car from Amagi sta. of Nishi-Nippon Railroad Amagi Line or Amagi Railway
Approx.30 min. from Oita Exptressway Amagi IC

Tourist Spots

Akizuki City (Entire central city area is designated the traditional structure conservation area)
Akizuki CityAkizuki City, the base town of Egawa Dam and Koishibara Dam (under construction), is called the miniture KYOTO of Chikuzen Region of Kyushu because it still retains the traditional atmosphere of castle town of Edo period. Now the entire central city area is designated a traditional historical structure conservation area. When you explore this city area, strolling in the town, you will feel bits and pieces of traditional EDO period of life. (After Meiji Restoration, this town was unfortunately left untouched from new technological development until recently, but thanks to it, traditional EDO period atmosphere has been kept until now. Strolling intown and visiting the ruins of Akizuki Castle will be a great fun for you.)
Photo by "YOKANAVI (Fukuoka City Guide)" HP
See more ->YOKANAVI (Fukuoka City Guide)
Asakura three waterwheels
Asakura three waterwheelsThis three waterwheels in series originally built in Edo period has been used for water intake to a little elevated irrigation canal. You will be surprised to see the powerful water run through the traditional equipment to make use of water for effective irrigation water conveyance.
Photo by "Fukuoka Prefecture Tourist Information ´CROSS ROAD FUKUOKA´" HP
See more ->Fukuoka Prefecture Tourist Information "CROSS ROAD FUKUOKA"
Koishibara-yaki Porcelain
Koishibara-yaki PorcelainKoishibara Porcelain ware is well known for it unique surface decoration, whirling engraving technique using a plane blade touching a ware placed on the rotating table. It is a very good souvenir as a daily use tableware.
Photo by "Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square" HP
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