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Kisogawa Canal

Tourist Spots
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1.Irrigation water
Max. intake: approx. 33m³/s (Benefited land: approx. 12,570 ha)
2.Domestic water
Max. intake: approx. 22m³/s
3.Industrial water
Max. intake: approx. 18m³/s
Benefited Area
Gifu Pref.
Minogamo Cit, Seki City, Kani City, Kawabe Town, Hichisou Town, Yaotsu Town, Sakahogi Town, Tomikao Town, Mitake Town
Aichi Pref.
Nagoya City, Tokai City, Chita City, Ichinomiya City, Tsushima City, Konan City, Inazawa City, Aisai Xity, Kiyosu City, Yatomi City, Ama City, Oharu Town,Kanie Town, Tobishima Village
Mie Pref.
Kuwana City, Yokkaichi City, Suzuka City, KIsozaki Town, Asahi Town, Kawagoe Town
Kiso River Right Bank Area
Shirakawa Intake Works (3 gates), Main canal (1 canal Length=approx. 9.9km)
Main canals(2 canals Length=approx. 13.7km) Main canals (7 canals Length=approx. 21.1km)
Lateral canals (25 canals Length=approx. 65.5km) Regulating ponds (2 spots, effective storage capacity 529,000m³)
[Nobi No.2 Area]
Kisogawa Barrage (14 gates, 2 navigation passes, 3 fishways)
Main canal (1 canal Length=approx. 28.2km), Main canals(4 canals, Length=approx. 9.3km)
Lateral canals (27 canals Length= approx. 149.5km)
Yatomi Pumping Station (4 irrigation pumps, 5 urban water pumps)
Completion 1982
Details Kisogawa Canal consists of Shirakawa Intake facility, Kisogawa Barrage, downstream common facility, Mie Prefectural urban canal facility and Ikada River east bank facility. The purposes of construction of this canal were the stable water intake for irrigation water based on the water resources rationalization policy and supply of domestic water and industrial water for Gifu, Aichi, Mie prefectures and Nagoya City. Management operation started in April1983.
Emergency reconstruction project was implemented between 1996 and 2001 to reconstruct the canal and machinery which needed emergency functional recovery and to supply stable water and secure the safety of facilities. The project purpose also included the reestablishment of water management system for monitoring and control of facilities, and eventually improvement of total safety of the facilities.
In addition, since 2007, JWA has been conducting maintenance management project of water resources development facilities to secure the functions of lateral canals and related facilities for which JWA has been entrusting to the Land Improvement Districts. On the right bank side facilities of Kiso River, many water leakage accidents happened due to the aging of them, and caused operational failure in water distribution management and facility management. To take emergency measures, JWA conducted the emergency reconstruction project for the right bank facilities of Kiso River between 2009 and 2014.
Gamaccho and friends
Mizuharu, Mizuri and Mizuzo


Inazawa City, Aichi Pref.
Phone No.
Fax No.
*Kisogawa Canal Integrated Operation and maintenance Office


Approx.15 min. by car from Yamazaki sta. of Meitetsu Onishi Line
Approx.25 min. from Ichinomiya-Nishi IC of Meishin Expressway

Tourist Spots

Inuyama Castle
Inuyama Castle is located down south from the upstream of Kisogawa Canal. The castle is one of the 5 nationally designated "National Treasure" castles of Japan, still retaining the original wooden structure building. Overlooking Kiso River from the hill-top of the left bank of Kiso River, it gives us a grand view of the castle from the opposite side of the river and it also gives us a grand city view from the top platform (now serving as a observatory floor). This castle was orignally built in 1537. In a long history other structures than the central donjon have been destroyed. However, the original wooden doujon and fantastic view as well as cosy atmosphere kept in the rows of houses surrounding the castle make this castle town a worthwhile visit for tourists. Just for your information, The present castle was kept by a private owner of Naruse Family, descendant of Naruse Clan of Edo period,but has recently been changed to the ownership by an non-profit organization because of the maintenance cost and taxes.
Owari Okunitama Shirine (kounomiya)
Located about 3 minute walk from Kounomiya Station of Meitetsu Line, Owari Okunitama Shrine invites local worshippers. This shrine enshrines the local Shinto deities and is a center place to pray for them. On January 13 on old lunar calendar, this shrine is crowded with many spectacle viewers to observe the special ritual of expelling evel spirits. Thousands of men just wearing loinclothes and white tabi socks gather and perform the ritual. It is great fun to watch this event. Of course on other days, this shrine presents serine atlmoshere for regular prayers.
Photo by "Aichi Now" HP
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Inuyama Festival (UESCO Intangible Cultural Asset) [1st Sat./Sun. of April]
Inuyama Festival has a very long history (close to 400 years), dating back to 1635. Though it started as the festival of local Harituna Shrine, it is now held for two days from the first Saturday and Sunday of April every year and is designated as a national important intangible folk culture asset. The highlight of this festival is the procession of 13 three-layered floats, which are designated as tangible folk culture assets of Aichi Prefecture pulled in the main street of Inuyama, the Castle Town of Inuyama. As you see, Inuyama Castle is one of the only 5 national treasure among many castles in Japan. On center stages of those floats, a well-costumed karakuri-marionette performance is staged along the Japanese flutes and drums play. In the evening, each float is decorated with 365 pieces of lit paper lanterns and pulled along the main street of the city under the cherry blossoms in full bloom. The total scene of the illuminated floats presents a fascinating scenery.

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