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Dams Spots in Gifu Area

  • Iwaya Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Kanayamachounohara
    A dam built along the Hida River. The dam helps regulate the water levels of the Hidagawa River, Mazegawa River, and Yugake River. This multipurpose dam is used for flood control, power generation, and general irrigation. With an advance reservation, visitors can go on a tour of the dam’s control room and other areas. There is a small museum on the shore of the dam lake which displays photographs of the construction of the dam up to completion, exhibits on how the dam is used, and a 3D map of the surrounding area. From the roof of this museum, you can get a sweeping view of the dam, and audio explanations concerning the dam are also played here.
  • Maruyama Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Kuzu-gun, Gifu Prefecture
    A dam built along the Kisogawa River, a part of the Kisogawa River System. Approximately 100 meters tall, this concrete dam serves multiple purposes: flood control, power generation, and general irrigation. Construction of the dam was started before WWII and was completed in 1955. There is an exhibit room in the dam’s management office which displays pictures of the dam and how it looked during construction. With an advance reservation, you can participate in a tour of the dam’s control room and inspection passages. The free “dam card” collector cards issued by the dam are quietly popular.
  • Miboro Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Maki
    A hydroelectric dam holding back Miboro Lake pooling on the east side of Hideridake. 131 meters tall, it is the largest rockfill dam in Japan, and the amount of water stored in this massive structure’s reservoir is also the second greatest in the country. The emerald green waters of the dam lake reflect the surrounding plants and trees, creating a particularly beautiful contrast in autumn when the fall foliage is at its peak. This beautiful site has also been selected as one of the 33 best locations for viewing fall foliage in the Hida-Mino area. Another area highlight is a cherry tree over 400 years old called the Shokawa-sakura (designated a National Natural Monument) growing on the bank of Miboro Lake. The tree would have been submerged by the lake with the building of the dam, but instead was moved to its current location in a massive undertaking detailed in an episode of the popular NHK documentary series “Project X.”
  • Shimohara Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Kanayamacho
  • Mazegawa Daini Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Kanayamacho
  • Higashi Ueda Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Osakacho
  • Nishimura Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Mazenishimura
  • Okahora Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gero-shi Hagiwaracho Okahora
  • Hosoo Tani Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kamo-gun Hichisocho
  • Shin Maruyama Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kani-gun Mitakecho Kowasawa
  • Kaneyama Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kamo-gun Yaotsu Cho Wachi
  • Obora Disaster Control Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kani-gun Mitakecho
  • Maesawa Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kani-gun Mitakecho Maezawa
  • Imawatari Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kani-shi Kawaicho
  • Kawaura Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Seki-shi Itadori Kawaura
  • Kaoreanbu Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Seki-shi Itadori Kawaura
  • Uchigatani Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Yamatocho Uchigatani
  • Atagi Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Gujo-shi Shirotoricho
  • Mukunomi Disaster Control Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Ena-shi Sangocho
  • Tazawa Disaster Control Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Ena-shi Yamaokacho Tazawa

Gifu Areas

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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