宇津ノ谷峠(藤枝側)

Kiwada River Check Dam

This dam was built to prevent landslides after a mountain upstream on the Kiwada River collapsed due to heavy rain in 1910, leading to severe damage downstream. The structure is a rockfill dam, also known as a “helmet dam” in Japan for its resemblance to a warrior’s helmet. There are eight such dams on the Kiwada River, listed on the register of national tangible cultural properties for their value to the nation as historic check dams.

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name
Kiwada River Check Dam
Genre
Cultural property Landscape Park
Area
宇津ノ谷峠(藤枝側)
address
Okabe, Okabe-cho, , Fujieda-shi, Shizuoka-ken
phone number
0547-37-5272(静岡県島田土木事務所)
business hours
Open to hikers
holiday
None
price
Free
Parking
Please use the Parking Lot of Tsuta no Hosomichi Park
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