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Triple Water Wheel

Said to be the only water wheel in Japan used in actual irrigation, this triple water wheel is well-known by its nickname, “the steam locomotive of the rice field”. It is a Municipally-Designated Tangible Folk Cultural Asset and became a Government-Designated Historical Site in 1990. The water wheel currently operates between mid June (occasionally late May) and mid October, irrigating an area of 35 hectares (about 86.5 acres) along with two other pumping water wheels (Mijima Double Water Wheel and Hisashige Double Water Wheel).

*About the Water Wheels: Government-Designated Historical Site; constructed in 1663
*Scale: Upper wheel – diameter: 4.76 meters (15.6 feet)/width: 1.5 meters (about 5 feet)/buckets: 48; middle wheel – diameter: 4.30 meters (14 feet)/width: 1.5 meters /buckets: 44; lower wheel – diameter: 3.98 meters (13.1 feet)/width: 1.5 meters /buckets: 40.

Address 838-1305 Gotanda, Hishino, Asakura City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0946-52-0531 
Fax:0946-52-0531 
Yamada Dam Land Improvement Committee Office
Access By bus – from the Nishitetsu “Amagi” Bus stop, take the #40, #41, or #400 to Hishino
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Historical Assets and Castles (History and Culture)
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