Honen'ike Dam

A scenic and historical dam that reminds you of a medieval castle
 This enormous dam is located in the mountains of western Kagawa Prefecture, and has a length of 145.5 meters and height of 30.4 meters. This dam dates to the beginnings of Japanese dam building, and has a multi-arch construction (the dam wall has multiple joined arches). It is also designated as a National Important Cultural Heritage.
Building began in 1926, and after a long and arduous period of construction, it was final finished in the form you see today, reminiscent of a medieval European castle. The dam blends well with the natural surroundings, and you can see the seasonal beauty reflected in the water and adjacent areas.
To this day it stores a formidable amount of water, irrigating approximately 500 hectares of agricultural land. Many people gather to watch the periodic opening of the dam gates, called ‘marunuki’, as the water dramatically cascades down.
The neighboring Honen’ike Water Park has a large grass area, and there are points where you can see the powerful dam.
Address 〒769-1623 香川県観音寺市大野原町田野々1050
Telephone Number 0875-23-3933
Business HoursFree
Days Closed for BusinessNo holidays
Directions●JR Kanonji Station
Approx. 50 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station on the Yosan Line special express train. Approx. 20 minutes from JR Kanonji Station by car.

●Onohara IC
Approx. 17 minutes from Onohara IC by car

●Takamatsu Airport
Approx. 75 minutes from Takamatsu Airport by car
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