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Imagiregawa Estuary Barrage

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Purpose FNWI *See more -> the functions of the dam
Location Kitajima Town, Itano Gun, Tokushima Pref. / Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.
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River Imagire River, Yoshino River System
Type Movable barrage
Gate Shell structure double roller gate:1
Shell structure roller gate:6
Crest Length(m) (Movablesection:193.3)
Completion 1974
Details Imagiregawa Estuary Barrage is situated in Imagire Port according to the Act on Port Regulations, and more than 400 vessels pass the barrage annually. The lock gates are installed on both upstream and downstream sides of the rock chamber. The gate can automatically select a low speed operation for balancing the water level inside and outside the lock chamber and a high speed operation for letting a vessel pass the gate quickly. The operation speed of each gate is 0.3 m/min at low speed and 3.5 m/min at high speed.


841 Enase Kawauchi-cho, Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.
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Apprx.50 min. by Tokushima Bus and walk from Tokushima Awaodori Airport
Apprx.20 min. by Tokushima Bus and walk from JR Tokushima sta.

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Tokushima City, the city of Awaodori
Tokushima City, the city of AwaodoriAwaodori is the dance performed in Tokushima City, but as this dance is so exiting, during the Awaodori week, many awaodori performers from all over Japan come to the city and show their own unique styles of dancing in distinctive colored and designed costumes. Awaodori Kaikan Building was built for the tourists who want to see how the dance is performed regardless of the season. On the hall floor, the typical local Awaodori dance is performed for tourist viewing every day and on another floor the related dance materials are on display. For the convenience of visitors, various souvenir items are sold. The top floor of the building is the entrance to the ropeway to the peak station of Mt. Bizan as this building stand at the foot of the mountain. When you reach the peak of the mountain , you could see the view of Tokushima City and the sea the city is facing on the eastern side.
Photo by "Discover Tokushima, Japan (Tokushima Pref.)" HP
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Whirling Current in the Naruto Strait
Whirling Current in the Naruto StraitNaruto Starait is a narrow strait between Shikoku and Awajishima. Because of the different currents are crossing one after another here at Naruto, the sea water surface whirls. Such a whirling water occurs at some different places in a narrow strait. So sightseeing cruise boats take the tourists on board to some of those whirling water places for observation. And such a cruise boat depart from the Naruto Port near Otsuka Museum of Art.
Photo by "Discover Tokushima, Japan (Tokushima Pref.)" HP
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Otsuka Museum of Art
Otsuka Museum of ArtLocated by the side of the long bridge connecting Shikoku Island and Awajishima Island, this museum houses more than 1,000 replicas of masterpieces of Western Art from 190 museums in 25 countries worldwide. Those replicas are all made of ceramic board reproduced to their original sizes with special techniques, it is said to keep the original finish more than 2000 years. As this museum has the largest display room capacity in Japan, you will half a day or a day or more to walk through exhibition halls. Just with a single visit, you will see all the major paintings here in a similar atmosphere.
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