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Fukui Prefecture Dam

0938-Umokawa Dam / Fukui Prefecture

Date: 7/29/2023 (Mon.) I came here after the tour at the Sasagawa Dam. It seems that we used to be able to go close to the embankment, but we gave up and just looked at it from the national highway because of this sign on the single-pipe barricade. I wonder if we can get permission if we call them... Unkawa...
Fukui Prefecture Dam

0939-Sasogawa Dam / Fukui Prefecture

Date of visit: Monday, July 29, 2023 The Sasao River Dam is located upstream of the Managawa Dam on the Sasao River, the right branch of the Managawa River. It was one of the dams I had always wanted to visit, but since the top edge of the dam is usually off-limits, I had no choice but to go for a tour during the "Friendship with Forest and Lake" season. However, the first time we went, my son...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1873-Kawamoto Dam / Okayama Prefecture

Date of visit: 2/18/2015 (Wed) After a thorough tour of the Shin Naruha River Dam and a quick visit to the Tahara Dam, we came to the Kawamoto Dam, which is operated by Okayama Prefecture. Kawamoto Dam is a hollow gravity concrete dam that is used for flood control, power generation, and industrial water supply to the Mizushima Coastal Industrial Zone...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1880-Tabara Dam / Okayama Prefecture

Date of interview: 2/18/2015 (Wed.) The Shin Naruha River Dam's reservoir is used as an upper reservoir for pumped-storage power generation, and the Tahara Dam is located in the lower reservoir of the Shin Naruha River Dam. On this day, I visited the Shin Naruha River Dam with a group of friends and then moved on to another dam...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1879-Shinnarigawa River Dam / Okayama Prefecture

Interview Date: 2/18/2015 (Wed) The Shin Naruha River Dam is a gravity arch dam owned by the Chugoku Electric Power Co. and is responsible not only for supplying electricity to the rapidly developing postwar industrial area, but also for supplying water for industrial use. The Shin Naruha River Dam can be visited on weekdays with prior application, so fellow dam enthusiasts ...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1905-Chiya Dam / Okayama Pref.

Date of interview: 2/18/2015 (Wed.) On this day, we were invited to go see the Shin Naruha River Dam together, and we stopped by the Senya Dam on the way. It looks like a direct-controlled dam because of its gorgeous equipment, but it is a Okayama Prefecture-owned dam. The time was around 7:40 in the morning. It was a sleet...
Wakayama Prefecture Dam

1644-Tonoyama Dam a.k.a. Gogawa Dam / Wakayama Prefecture

Date of interview: 1/28/2015 (Wed.) The last dam visited on this day became the Tonoyama Dam, an arch dam owned by Kansai Electric Power Co. It is also known as the "Godo River Dam". I don't remember anymore where we drove to, but it was quite a distance to travel from the Shimanose Dam...
Wakayama Prefecture Dam

1649-Tsubayama Dam / Wakayama Pref.

Date of interview: 1/28/2015 (Wed.) The second dam of the day was the Tsubakiyama Dam. It is one of the dams in Wakayama that I would like to see once because it has prevented floods many times. It is equipped with many facilities and looks like a dam of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism or the Japan Water Agency, but it is a prefectural...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1868-Yashiroguchi Dam

Date of the interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) This was the last dam tour of the day. After leaving the Yubara Dam, we headed south along the Asahikawa River, stopping at the Shaguchi Dam on the way to the Yubara IC. To the east of the Shaguchi Dam is an area called Yashiro, which, as the name implies, is a spiritual...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1869-Yubara Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) The Yubara Dam is the one we came from Onbara Dam via Ningyo-Toge (Ningyo Pass) in a largely Tottori roundabout way. This was the 10th dam on this day. This Yubara Dam is one of the dams that I have wanted to see many times. The Yubara Dam was built by Okayama Prefecture in 1948 as the Asahi...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1852-Onbara Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) From the Tomada Dam, we headed north along the Yoshii-gawa River and came to the Onbara Dam, which was the ninth dam we visited that day. As one would expect, there was a lot of snow on the ground when we arrived here. The Onba Dam is a buttress dam. This was the first time in my life that I visited a buttress dam and...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1909-Tomata Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wednesday) TomadaWe arrived at this Tomada Dam just a short distance from the Tomada Kurambe Dam. This was the eighth dam of the day. I had always wanted to visit the dam after seeing photos taken by others, but finally got to see it for the first time...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

3327-Tomata Anbu Dam

Date: 12/10/2014 (Wed) I stopped by the Tomada Saddle Dam because I wanted to see one dam before the Tomada Dam, one of the main dams of the day. A saddle is a depression in a mountain ridge like a horse's saddle.
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1889-Kagami Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed) We came to the main purpose of this day's dam tour, the Kanami Dam. Like the Tsugawa Dam and Kuroki Dam, this dam is also owned by Okayama Prefecture. From Kuroki Dam, we wandered around the stage of the horrific Tsuyama Incident, and took Prefectural Routes 75 and 68 to Kanami...
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1876-Kurogi Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) After the Tsugawa Dam, we came to the Kuroki Dam. The name of the dam is not "Kuroki" but "Kurogi. Like the Tsugawa Dam, the Kuroki Dam is also an Okayama Prefecture-operated dam and is the same gravity-type concrete dam, but it is 29 years older than the Tsugawa Dam....
Okayama Prefecture Dam

1907-Tsugawa Dam

Date of interview: 12/10/2014 (Wed.) On this day, I decided to visit the dams in Okayama Prefecture to collect materials for the dam New Year greeting cards I make every year (even though it is already December), and Tsugawa Dam was the first dam I visited. Tsugawa Dam is a multi-purpose dam operated by Okayama Prefecture. The river flowing through Tsugawa Dam is called "Tsugawa...
Tochigi Prefecture Dam

0567-Numappara Dam / Tochigi Prefecture

Date of interview: 11/19/2014 (Wed.) On this day, after visiting the Fukayama Dam, the main part of the tour via Shiobara Dam (glimpse only) and Itamuro Dam (entrance only), the other main dam we visited was the Numahara Dam. This dam is used for pumped-storage power generation...
Tochigi Prefecture Dam

0568-Fukayama Dam (Miyama Dam)

Date of coverage: 11/19/2014 (Wed) We came here via Shiobara Dam (glimpse only) and Itamuro Dam (entrance only), and then Fukayama Dam. It was one of the main dishes of the day. The Fukayama Dam was constructed at the uppermost reaches of the Naka River as part of the national Nasunohara Development and Construction Project. Agricultural water...
Tochigi Prefecture Dam

0569-Itamuro Dam

Date of interview: 11/19/2014 (Wed.) Itamuro Dam is a gravity concrete dam constructed as a reverse control reservoir for the Fukayama Dam and the Itamuro Power Plant of the Tochigi Prefectural Enterprise Bureau, which are located upstream. Itamuro Dam also takes in water for irrigation and water supply. The road to Itamuro Dam I knew it, but I didn't dare...
Nagano Prefecture Dam

3280-Minamiaki Dam

Interview Date: 08/17/2014 (Sun) After visiting Kurobe Dam and Utsukushi-ga-hara Highland Museum of Art in Toyama on a 2-day/1-night family trip, we came to Minamiasagi Dam. The white limestone riprap looks like a chalk castle, and it is more beautiful than it sounds. The Namisaki Dam is a pumped-storage power...
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