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Nagaragawa Estuary Barrage

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Purpose FWI *See more -> the functions of the dam
Location Kuwana City, Mie Pref. *See more
River Nagara River, Kiso River System
Type Movable barrage
Gate Shell structure double roller gate
Crest Length(m) 661(Movablesection:555)
Completion 1995
Details All the gates of Nagaragawa Estuary Barrage employ shell structure double roller gates. This structure enables the barrage to conduct the overflow operation that let the river water pass over the gates and the underflow operation that let the river water pass under the gates as well. Both operations can be done at each gate.


Kuwana City, Mie Pref.
Phone No.
*Nagaragawa Estuary Barrage Operation and Maintenance Office


Approx. 7 min. from Nagashima IC of Higashi-Meihan Expressway
Approx. 10 min. from Wangan-Nagashima IC of Isewangan Expressway
Approx. 15 min. from Kiso Sansen National Government Park

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Tourist Spots

Wajyu no Sato/Kaizu Town Historical Folklore Museum
Three major rivers (Kiso River, Ibi River and Nagara River) are running down toward Ise Bay and there are many small lowland areas of zero meter above sea level surrounded by those main rivers. Each community built the high levees around the community to prote their individual lowland from the possible flood. This is the start of "Wajyu", literally meaning surroundings in a circle. The history dates back to Edo Period, as floods ocurred frequently during the flood season from June to October. Those two museums display the equipment and tools for the ways to prevent the flood attack and many convenient items to efficiently live in those communities. It is worthwhile to visit and learn with your own eys how peole struggled to beat the flood.
Photo by "Kaizu Town Historical Folklore Museum" HP
See more ->Wajyu no Sato (Only Japanese site Mie Pref.)
Kaizu Town Historical Folklore Museum


Opening of cormorant fishing [11 May]
Every year on 11 May, the cormorant fishing event is held to pray for the safe and good fishing process during the entire fishing season. In the evening, when the darkness prevails, event-observation boats surround the cormorant fishing boats, and become ready to watch the spectacular sight. Dram beating performance and fireworks encourage and pray for a good start of the fishing season in a more vibrant mood.
Photo by "Gifu Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River" HP
See more ->Gifu Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River
Nagara River Takigi Noh
(The evening of traditional cultural theatrical play of Nagaragawa Torch light "Noh" Performance) [August]
This is the annual traditional cultural event in summer-"Noh" play and "Kyogen" (traditional short comedic drama) performed on a specially set stage extended toward the Nagara River bed. With pitch black Mt. Kinkasan and illuminated Gifu Castle on top on the mountain on the background, the boat with a professional cormorant fisherman on board approaches the specially designated stage in the middle of the river, then a part of the bonfire is transferred and another bonfire on the play stage is ignited, then subtle and profound world of Noh emerges on Nagara River. It's the start of SHOWTIME.
Photo by "Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau" HP
See more ->Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gifu Nobunaga Festival [First Sat. through Sun. of October]
Gifu Nobunaga Festival is held from first Sat. through Sun. of October every year and is one of the famous festivals held in Gifu City. As Oda Nobunaga, first feudal lord who tried to unite and govern the entire Japan, started his movement from Gifu Castle, the people of Gifu are still proud of him and in memory of his attempt, hold the festive event every year, including warriors procession and musical band parade on the main street, and a memorial ceremony at Soufukuji Temple, which is Oda Nobunaga's family temple, all of which attract visitors to this city every year.
Photo by "Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau" HP
See more ->Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau

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