Dams, Canals Northern Kyushu Area
|Purpose||AWI *See more -> the functions of the dam|
|Location||Asakura City, Fukuoka Pref. *See more|
|River||Koishiwara River, Chikugo River System|
|Type||Concrete gravity dam|
|Gate||Dam top over flow radial gate:3|
|Details||The water management system called "savings passbook system( or separate formula)" in which water is allocated by user first and is distributed to the users based on the capacity of the reservoir and their previous daily usage was adopted. Furthermore, discharged water from the dam is used for small hydraulic power generation (1,110kw)|
- 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
- Akizuki City (Entire central city area is designated the traditional structure conservation area)
- Akizuki 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
- This 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 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
See more ->Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
Egawa Dam Curry and Rice
Egawa Dam Curry and Rice is now being served at the Café Chez Paul, about 10 minutes drive from Egawa Dam. This curry and rice plate is featuring spicy Thai Curry. Once you start eating, you cannot stop in the middle until you finish it.
The spicy curry represents Kamiakizuki-ko, or Egawa Dam reservoir. An poached egg is an intake tower, a piece of marinated sweet and sour paprika (a red pepper) represents crest gates, and fresh salad of locally grown vegetables represents the surrounding natural environment. Healthy grain of 21 different kinds represents the dam body.
¥1,380 (excluding tax)
¥1,380 (excluding tax)
café & dog café chez paul (Leashed dogs are welcome.)
- 33-2 Senzu, Asakura City, Fukuoka Pref.
- Phone No.
- 11:00-18:00 (Last order 17:30)
- on Mon, Tue, and Wed. (except holidays)
*Prices and ingredients may change.