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Yamada Weir



Only here in Japan,  the stone-covered Weir constructed. Yamada weir is a construction for

the irrigation system that water is supplied from Yamada weir in Chikugo through the canal

to the Triple Water Wheel to rice field.

              Chikugo River

            Triple Water Wheel

                      Rice fied


The large and small stones are stacked against water flow, and leads water to the irrigation canal

while suppressing the momentum of the Chikugo River.  The Yamada Weir was completed in 1790

and it is the now only structure in Japan.

     Stone-overed construction

                 Yamada Weir

            Water supply area


Eso Hachiman Shrine. The Shrine was established in 673 next to Yamada Weir. 

            Shrine gate, Torii

          Main Shrine building

            Deity of the Shrine


Location of Asakura




General information  

Address 161 Yamada, 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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