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Asakura Triple Water Wheel

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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.

 

                Canal

                   Rice field

                Rice field


 

Location of Asakura

 

    

 


 

General information  

Address Hishino, 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

 


 

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 - Chikugo region travel guide, Asakura Travel Guide