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Chikugo Barrage

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Purpose FNAW *See more -> the functions of the dam
Location Kurume City, Fukuoka Pref. / Miyaki Town, Miyaki Gun, Saga Pref.
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River Chikugo River, Chikugo River System
Type Movable barrage
Gate Shell structure double roller gate:2
Shell structure roller gate:3
Crest Length(m) 501(Movablesection:261.6)
Completion 1985
Details Chikugo Barrage mainly conducts the underflow gate operation that passes the river water under the gate not to prevent sand and nutrient salt flowing through the barrage, not holding them in the upstream of the barrage. Thanks to this operation, the average depth of riverbed on the upstream side has hardly changed since the starting of its operation.
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Kurume City, Fukuoka Pref.
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*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

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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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