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Asakura Triple Water Wheel



Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation. The irrigation system

used the Triple Water Wheel was completed in 1760. The water is supplied from Yamada

weir in Chikugo through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel.  And then the water distributed

to each rice field by Triple Water Wheel.


The water wheel currently operates between mid June and mid October, irrigating an area

of 35 hectares along with two other pumping water wheels (Mijima Double Water Wheel and

Hisashige Double Water Wheel).

        Bank of Chikugo River

               Chikugo River

               Yamada Weir


The Triple Water Wheel is a Municipally-Designated Tangible Folk Cultural Asset and

became a Government-Designated Historical Site in 1990.


                       Rice field

                   Rice field


Location of Asakura




General information  

Address Hishino, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

45 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


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