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Kyushu Travel Guide

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.

 

     Stone-overed construction

                 Yamada Weir

            Water supply area

The Yamada Weir was completed in 1790 and it is the now only structure in Japan.

 


 

Eso Hachiman Shrine

The Shrine was established in 673 next to Yamada Weir 

            Shrine gate, Torii

          Main Shrine building

            Deity of the Shrine

 


 

General information

Address 161 Yamada, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

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


 

 - Chikugo region travel guide, Blog