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Aichi Canal

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1.Irrigation water
Max. intake: approx. 22m³/s (Benefited land: approx. 15,400ha)
2.Domestic water
[Aichi Pref.]
Max. intake: approx. 6m³/s (Supply population: approx. 800,000)
[Gifu Pref.]
Max. intake: approx. 1m³/s (Water supply population: approx. 300,000)
3.Industrial water
[Aichi Pref.]
Max. intake: Approx 9m³/s (74 institutions)
[Kani City]
Max. intake: Approx. 1m³/s (2 institutions)
Benefited Area
Gifu Pref.
Tajimi City, Nakatsugawa City, Mizunami City, Ena City, Toki City, Kani City, Mitake Town
Aichi Pref.
Inuyama City, Komaki City, Kasugai City, Seto City, Nagoya City, Toyoake City, Owariawahi City, Kariya City Toyota City, Obu City, Takahama City, Tokai City Chita City, Handa City, Tokoname City, Nisshin City, Fuso Town, Oguchi Town, Nagakute City, Togo Town, MIyosi City, Higashiura Town, Agui Town, Taketoyo Town, Mihama Town, Minamichita Town
Facilities Water source facilities (Makio Dam, Togo Regulating Pond, Maeyama Pond, Matsuno Dam, Miyoshi Pond)
Intake facilities ( Kaneyama Intake, Kani Canal facility, Inuyama Canal facility, Iruka connecting facility)
Main canals (main canal Length= approx. 112.1km, bypass Length approx. 42.9km), Hydropower generation facilities (one system)
Irrigational pumping station facilities (18 spots), Mihama Regulating Pond ( approx. 100,000m³), Lateral canal (110 canals Length=approx 1,063km)
Completion 1961
Details Aichi Canal was constructed to provide southeastern part of Gifu Prefecture through eastern part of Nagoya City to Chita Peninsula, including the newly developed farmland with irrigation water, domestic water and industrial water and it completed in 1961. The management operations started in October 1961.
Aichi Canal Project Stage II commenced in 1981, 20 years after the operation started.
The purpose of this project was to rehabilitate canal functions and to stabilize the water supply, and in addition, to upgrade the functions for the newly secured urban water supply and also modernize the management facilities and finally to stabilize the water supply and advance the total water utilization. For all those purposes, the project was implemented and was completed in 2004, after total reconstruction of facilities.
Makio Dam, the water source of Aichi Canal, suffered from increase of the sediment inflow into the reservoir after the western Nagano earthquake in September 1984. To recover from the water storage capacity degradation and prevent the further disaster near the reservoir areas, counter measures for sediment were taken and were complete in 2006.
Gamaccho and friends
Mie-chan and Yosui-kun


Togo Town, Aichi Pref.
Phone No.
*Aichi Canal Integrated Operation and Maintenance Office


Get off Tomei Expressway at Tomei-Miyoshi IC
Get off Meitetsu Toyota Line at Komenoki sta.


Tourist Spots

Toyokawa Inari (Temple)
This temple is quite famous among all the business persons, because of the alleged effect of this Inari temple for buiness prosperity and growth.Especially during the new year holidays awful lots of worhippers come to this temple as one of the three most well-known Inari in Japan.
Photo by "Aichi Now" HP
See more ->Aichi Now (Aichi Prefectural Tourism Association)
Mt. Horai and Horaiji Temple
Located in the west of Oshima Dam and other facilities, Mt. Hirai and Horaiji Temple are located. The temple has the long history since its foundation in the 700s and the main entrance trail to the temple consists of 1425steps of stones and there is the tallest Japanese cedar tree of 60m (800 years Old) standing on the trail. Aichi Prefecture's simbol bird of Japanese scops owl is said to be living in the forest of this mountain, so the entire mountain forest is now designated as natural scenic beauty and national monument as well. If you are wonderinga about it, you should come and confirm its healing effect.
Photo by "Aichi Now" HP
See more ->Aichi Now (Aichi Prefectural Tourism Association)
Nagoya City Science Museum
Nagoya City Science Museum is the comprehensive science musium of the city and is conveniently located in the central part of Nagoya City, about 5 minutes to the south from the subway station Fushimi of Maizuru Line. This museum has four large exhibits and the world-largest and high-quality planetarium with a dome of 35m. diameter. As the staff curator of the museum conducts the planetarium shows, more integrated and interesting stories can be directly given. Regarding the exhibits, one of those four large exhibits include the "Exploring Water" where you can learn the properties of wataer through experiments at each stage for clouds, rainfall, and oceans. In this water sector, every one hour, relates shows are pereformed. As this museum features a lot of hands-on exhibits, you will be assured to keep your keen interest more in the exhibited themes. As for details on the exhibits and othe related information, please refer to the following


Aichi Pond Half Marathon and Family-running Meeting [Middle of December]
Kiso Fukushima post-station TownThis half-marathon event is designed to promote the health of families and friends so that they run together on the running course set along the Aichi Pond with full of greens.
Entry fees: \4,500 for half-marathon \3,500 for jogging course, \3,000 for family running course
Photo by "Aichi Pond Half Marathon Official Website" HP
See more ->Aichi Pond Half Marathon Official Website (Only Japanese)

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