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Kawakami Dam (Under construction)

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Selected 100 ReservoirBy BusBy TrainBy Car
Purpose FNW *See more -> the functions of the dam
Location Iga City, Mie Pref. *See more
River Maefukase River, Yodo River System
Type Concrete gravity dam
Gate High head radial gate:1
Jet flow gate:2
Dam Height(m) 84
Crest Length(m) 334
Total Storage
Completion 2023
Details Kawakami Dam will introduce "stock management" concept as a means of life extension of the dam for the water capacity for the first time in Japan. Japanese giant salamanders, which are designated as special natural treasure, live in this Iga region where the dam is to be constructed. JWA is engaged in preservation of these endangered water creatures.
"O" taro, Shoko-chan and Kurosuke
"O" taro, Shoko-chan and Kurosuke


Iga City, Mie Pref.
Phone No.
*Kawakami Dam Construction Office


Approx.10 min. by walking from Aoyamacho Sta. of Kintetsu Railway Osaka Line
Approx.20 min. from Ueno-Higashi IC of Meihan Expressway

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Tsukigase Plum-grove Park
Tukigase Plum-grove ParkTsukigase Plum-grove Park of Nara City, Nara Prefecture, is located in the upstream of Takayama Dam Reservoir along the upstream of Nabari River. This park is one of the few places of national scenic beauty designated first by the Japanese government. There are about 13,000 plum trees in this park mainly grown for dry plums. In late winter to early spring (from end of February to March), many tourists come to this park to enjoy the fragrance and plum-blossoms, which is the sign of coming spring.
See more ->Tsukigase Tourist Association (Only Japanese)
Iga City
Iga CityIga City, Mie Prefecture is the birthplace of "Iga Ninjas", one of the two major Ninja clans. "Ninja" is popular now thanks to the Hollywood movies. He/She was a spy agent and was said to be a professional martial artist. There is "Ninja Museum of Igaryu" comprising the residence (various tricks were employed), the hands-on hall (400 ninja tools are on display), the learning hall (ninja arts are explained from scientific perspective) and ninja show. You should not miss this if you are interested in ninja activities back in Edo period. Close to the museum, Ueno Castle is standing by Kizu River. As it stands on a hill (184m high above sea level), you can overlook the city from there. Also in the park both the castle and the museum are located, a renowned building is also located. It is called "Haiseiden", the place holy Haiku poet "Matsuo Basho" is enshrined with adjacent building named Basho Memorial Museum because Matsuo Basho was born in Iga City. As all of those places are closely located, it is very convenient for all the tourists.

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