Kiso River System

Nagano Prefecture Dam

0992-Tokiwa Dam (also known as Oshima Dam)

Date of interview: 10/6/2013 (Sun) On this day, I was touring the dams along the Kiso River to take dam photos for the presentation and exhibition of the with DAM NIGHT in Nagoya, when I suddenly remembered that there was a dam I had not seen yet and came...
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1104-Ijira Tameike

Date of interview:2013/8/16(Fri.) I was on my way back to my wife's parents' house for the Obon vacation on that day, but I decided to visit unvisited dams in the Seino region of Gifu Prefecture, so I went to the Fujikogawa Dam first and then moved to this Ijira Tameike. Both dams are a bit far from each other, but Exif records show...
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

3629-Fujikogawa Dam

Date of report:2013/8/16 (Fri.) Fujikogawa Dam is located in Sekigahara Town, Gifu Prefecture, famous for the Battle of Sekigahara that divided the world. It is located close to the site of the battle, and is surrounded by the ruins of the camps of famous warlords such as Ukita Hideie, Otani Yoshitsugu, Konishi Yukinaga, and Shimazu Yoshihiro....
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1057-Oi Dam

The Oi Dam is a gravity concrete dam dedicated to power generation, built by Momosuke Fukuzawa, the son-in-law of Yukichi Fukuzawa and founder of Daido Power Company. The dam was built in the Taisho Era (1912-1926), giving it a sense of Taisho Romanticism. The dam lake formed by the Oi Dam on the Kiso River has since become a tourist attraction in the Tokai region as "Ena Gorge. / Gravity concrete dam / 53.4m
Nagano Prefecture Dam

1012-reading dam/reading kadamu

Yomikakidam is a gravity-fed concrete dam dedicated to power generation owned by Kansai Electric Power Co. Water is taken from this dam and is then piped downstream to the Yomikakidamu Power Station. Originally, the dam was associated with Momosuke Fukuzawa, the king of electric power during the Daido Power Company era, and the power station's main building, Kakinokishimizuji Bridge, and Momosuke Bridge have been designated as national important cultural properties. / Gravity concrete dam / 32.1m
Dam in Aichi Prefecture

1228-Kisogawa weir (Magai headworks)

Although the Kiso River weir is more conspicuous for its role as a bridge (it is often referred to as the Umakai Bridge), I have a renewed awareness that it plays a major role in providing a stable supply of water not only to western Aichi Prefecture, where I live, but also to Mie Prefecture. / weir / 4.2m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1052-Hirao No.1 Reservoir/Hiraoichigo-Utaimeike

Hirao No. 1 Reservoir, also known as Hirao No. 1 Dam, is an irrigation-only earth dam adjacent to the water capital Ogaki City, and exists behind Hirao No. 2 Reservoir. Also named No. 1, but this one is smaller in scale than No. 2 and, conversely, is its little brother. / Earth dam / 19.9m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1051-Hirao No.2 Reservoir/Hirao No.2 Tameike

Hirao No. 2 Reservoir, also known as Hirao No. 2 Dam, is an irrigation-only earth dam adjacent to the water capital Ogaki City. The road may not be listed on your car navigation system, so it would be better to print out a map in advance using Dammaps, etc., or refer to it if you have access to a map on your smart phone or other device. / Earth Dam / 25m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1122-Fuwa Hokubu Disaster Prevention Dam

The Fuwa Hokubu Disaster Prevention Dam is located in Tarui Town, close to the Sekigahara Battlefield, and is an earth dam for flood control under the jurisdiction of Gifu Prefecture. It is large for an earth dam, and is an interesting dam with many interesting features. / Earth dam / 42.5m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1048-Otani Ike/Otani Pond

Otani Pond, located near Sekigahara in the Tenka area, is an earth dam owned by Gifu Prefecture and dedicated to irrigation. It gives the impression of being larger in scale in appearance than in number. Also nearby is the Asakurazan Shinzenin Temple, an old Tendai sect temple, with its three-story pagoda, a national important cultural property. History buffs, too, are welcome here! / Earth Dam / 18.7m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1062-Kamigatake Dam

Completed in 1935, before the war, the Kamidake Dam is an old dam dedicated to power generation owned by Ibiden Corporation, based in Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture, which mainly deals with printed circuit boards and ceramic products. Even after renovation work was completed, it is still a concrete dam with an old-fashioned appearance. / Gravity concrete dam / 20m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1126-Kawaura Dam/Kaore Dam

In many ways, I'm sorry if I got your hopes up! The Kawaura Dam is located upstream of the Kami-Osu Dam. The dam lake formed by the Kawaura Surabu Dam and this dam together is the upper regulating reservoir (upper pond), and the dam lake formed by the Kami-Osu Dam is the lower regulating reservoir (lower pond), and pumped storage power is generated between them. The effective drop-off is said to be as high as 486 meters.
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1137-Kawaura Anbu Dam / Gifu Prefecture

In many ways, I'm sorry if I got your hopes up! The Kawaura Kurambe Dam is located upstream of the Kami-Osu Dam. The dam lake formed by the Kawaura Dam and this dam together is the upper regulating reservoir (Upper Pond), and the dam lake formed by the Kami-Osu Dam is the lower regulating reservoir (Lower Pond), and pumped storage power is generated between them. The effective drop-off is said to be as high as 486 meters.
Off-line meeting/event report

Season for Familiarization with Forests and Lakes 2009 - Maruyama Dam

The 2009 event was held at Yokoyama Dam and Maruyama Dam. At the Maruyama Dam, visitors could not only tour the inside of the embankment, but also go up to the "Gate Pier" at the top of the embankment from the elevator on the first floor, and enjoy a panoramic view from there. Unfortunately, the weather was unfavorable on the day of the event, but due to the rain that had fallen the day before, it was a miraculous event to be able to see the powerful discharge of water from the dam.
Off-line meeting/event report

Season for Familiarization with Forests and Lakes 2009 - Yokoyama Dam

The "Season for Familiarization with Forests and Lakes" refers to the period (from July 21 to 31 every year) during which the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Forestry Agency, and the Japan Water Agency began to promote awareness of dams, dam lakes, and water sources. In 2009, however, dam enthusiasts from all over the country gathered for the event in particular. There is no reason not to go to this one. This article reports on a tour inside the dike of Yokoyama Dam.
Dam in Aichi Prefecture

1224-Saburi Dam (Souri Dam)

It is a regulating reservoir for Aichi irrigation water located in Chita City, Aichi Prefecture, which is famous for its name, Saburi Ume. The Saburi Dam is a reservoir built to supply industrial water from the Aichi Irrigation Canal to the southern Nagoya coastal industrial area, where major steel manufacturing companies such as Nippon Steel, Daido Steel, and Aichi Steel are located. / Earth dam / 21m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1128-atagi dam

The Gifu prefectural dam is located in Shirotori, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, a mecca for ski resorts. When I arrived at the embankment, alone and disheartened, to my surprise, water was being discharged from the orifice! There is a parking lot and a park, but I am not sure if it is still possible to take a proper tour. Even if you go there, there is a high possibility that you will not be able to see it. Especially in the middle of winter when it snows heavily, you can't see it at all. / Gravity Concrete Dam / 71.4m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1056-Takahashidani Dam

This is a power generation dam owned by Chubu Electric Power Company that stands quietly. The dam looks very old. According to the dam handbook, it was completed in 1919. In Japanese calendar, it was completed in 1919. It is the year of the Treaty of Versailles. It is not suitable for a date, but it looks like it could be used for fishing. It is good for a fishing date. It is also OK if you like old prewar buildings. / Gravity concrete dam / 18.5m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

3083-Nakanoho Dam

A new Gifu prefectural dam completed in 2005. This Nakanokata Dam can be seen when you go north from the Kasagi Dam. At the time of the interview, water was leaking from the embankment. The peaceful landscape of a farming village spreads out just below the embankment. It sits on top of the landscape as if it were spreading its wings. / Gravity Concrete Dam / 41.7m
Dam in Gifu Prefecture

1063-Kasagi Dam / Gifu Prefecture

The rows and rows of neatly arranged gates are very impressive. It is an old dam built before World War II, but it would have been difficult for prewar engineers to create such an old-fashioned formative beauty. Incidentally, it has been selected as one of "Japan's Modern Civil Engineering Heritage: 2000 Important Civil Engineering Structures in Existence. / Gravity concrete dam / 40.8m
Follow Damapedia
Copied title and URL