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Dam exploration tour - Shonan Dam, Shiroyama Dam, Miyagase Dam

Central Area 5h

The metroplitan area's largest multipurpose dam boasts an absolutely spectacular view. The vivid fall colors behind the flowing waterfall also make for a stunning sight. The experience is sure to show you the plentiful water source and limited resources in a new light. Plus, you can keep the card with information on the dam as a souvenir.

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Shiroyama dam

As population increased rapidly and the industries developed, there was an increasing need for water. To tackle that, in order to supply water for the waterworks and industries, generate electricity, as well as to strengthen flood control, facilities such as the Shiroyama dam and Samukawa water intake facility were built as collaborative projects between Yokohama City, Kawasaki City and Yokosuk...

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Sagami dam

Sagami dam was completed in 1951 (Showa 22), forming the first large scale artificial lake in Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagami Lake. Using the volume of water stored there, water is supplied regularly from the downstream of Numamoto dam passing through the Sagami power plant. This water from Sagami-gawa River is used for various purposes. In 2017, the dam will celebrate its 70th anniversary since co...

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Miyagase Dam

This dam is situated in the northwestern part of the prefecture, near Higashitanzawa and is the largest gravitational concrete dam in the Greater Tokyo Area. There is a 6 minute long release of water from April through November, every Wednesday, the second and fourth Friday of the month, and every second Sunday of the month. It is done at 11 o'clock and 2 o'clock past noon.

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