Miyagase lake located in the central northern part of Kanagawa prefecture is said to be the water jam of Kanagawa. It supplies water to two-thirds of the prefecture including Yokohama City and Kawasaki City. Miyagase Dam at the eastern end of the lake is famous for sightseeing. Discharge water from the dam will take place from April to November for a long period of time. This place is close to Tokyo and Yokohama etc., and the ease of observation is attractive.
Miyagase Lake can be divided into three major areas. It is three places, Miyagase lakefront, Toriihara, dam site. The Miyakase Dam at the innermost part of the dam site began full-scale operation in April 2001. The total water storage volume is about 200 million cubic meters. The height of the bank is 156 meters, it is the 6th place in Japan
To go to the Miyakizase Dam, go through other facilities in the dam site. When going by car, it is approximately 15 minutes on foot from the southern parking lot of the neighboring Aikawa Park. If you go by public transport, it takes about 40 minutes by bus from Honatsugi station nearest and about 20 minutes on foot from the bus stop. Inside the Aikawa park, it is full of nature and the play equipment is substantial. On the slopes of flowers, 40 kinds of azaleas bloom, crowded with people who visit in April to May. As you climb the slope of the flowers there is a “wind hill”, where the lawn is maintained, from where you can see the Miyagage dam and the surrounding mountains. Children’s places etc are recommended for parents and children. If you want to learn traditional crafts, go to the village of craft art and to the local museum. You can experience weaving, paper making, indigo dyeing and so on. You can arrive to the Miyagase Dam from there about 15 minutes on foot. You can also take the road train “Aichan” (charged).
There is discharge water from the dam twice a day. From 11:00 to 14:00, it will be done for 6 minutes each. The height difference is about 70 meters up to the part where the water is released from the tour site. 30 cubic meters of water comes out per second.
On the day the sun is out there may be a rainbow. You should turn your back on the sun.
Miyagase lake located in the central northern part of Kanagawa prefecture is said to be the water pot of Kanagawa. It supplies water to two-thirds of the prefecture including Yokohama-shi and Kawasaki-shi. Miyagase Dam at the eastern end of this lake is famous for sightseeing discharge. Sightseeing discharge will be held for a long period from April to November. It is close to Tokyo and Yokohama and so on, and the ease of observation is attractive.
The sightseeing discharge performed at the Miyagase Dam has a discharge volume of 30 cubic meters per second and a discharge time of 6 minutes. It is exactly dynamic artificial waterfall with unimaginable amount of water. With the roaring sound, the two white water lines will become thicker and bigger. Splashing like a smoke from the bottom of the river where a lot of water flows down.
The Miyagase Dam spans three municipalities, Aikawa Town and Sagamihara City, and furthermore Kiyokawa Village in Kanagawa Prefecture, and it is the largest dam in the metropolitan area located about 50 km from central Tokyo. It was built in 2001 in order to adjust flood, supply tap water, improve river environment, and power generation to Nakatsugawa River which is a tributary of Sagamigawa River flowing almost in the center of Kanagawa prefecture.
During the period from April to November, the popular road train “Aichan” runs for kids from before the Park Center in Kanagawa Prefectural Aikawa Park to under the Miyagase Dam.
Please enjoy experiencing this magnificent show which beautiful rainbow can hang on a sunny day, too. It is a masterpiece that the height difference 70 meters, 30 cubic meters per second flows down dynamically.
|Address:||Aoyama 2145 Sagamihara Midori-ku, Kanagawa 252-0156 Japan|
|Access:||Odakyu Dentetsu Odawara-sen Line “Honatsugi-eki Station” (60 minutes by bus)|
|Tel:||(+81) 46-288-3600 (Miyagase Dam Promotion Foundation)|