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.
Triple Water Wheel
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.
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
|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