Amagase Dam

Art & Architecture
Free Admission

Amagase Dam in Uji City, Kyoto, is a dam in the shape of an arch, 73 meters tall and 254 meters long. Its shape resembles that of a bird with its wings spread, leading the dam lake to be called Hooko, literally "phoenix lake." The dam is surrounded by abundant nature; cherry blossoms, greenery, and autumn colors, there is scenery to enjoy in each of the four seasons, and the spot has also become a popular hiking course. Also, the Ujigawa River basin, where Amagase Dam is located, has prospered as a social, economic, and cultural base for Kyoto and the Kinki region, and its surroundings include places such as World Heritage Sites Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami Jinja Shrine. When taking a stroll in the area around Amagase Dam, visitors are sure to be able to feel not just nature, but the history of Kyoto and Uji as well.

1.5 Hours
Telephone Number
Postal code
15 Kanaido, Uji, Uji_City, Kyoto
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:00~17:00

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