A journey to the water source that supplies the capital
Minakami Town
Visits the dams at the head of the Tone River.
The Tone River has the largest basin by area in Japan, and Minakami at the head of this river is a town that boasts five dams. The dams differ by type, and the water that they retain reflects the beauty of the mountain scenery that encircles them. After touring the dams why not treat yourself to a dam curry? *There are several places that serve dam curry so please contact us for more details.
Driving time 2hour~3hour
Address 1756 Tsukiyono-Yabuta, Minakami-machi, Tone district, Gunma prefecture
Telephone 050-2016-1600
An artificial lake associated with a historicul dam was completed in 1959
Address Fujiwara, Minakami-machi, Tone district, Gunma prefecture
Telephone 0278-62-0401
How go get to
Get on buses via Minakami Station from Jomokogen Station to the closest bus stop about 40 minutes away
Closest Bus Stop
Fujiwaradam kanrisho (JT53) Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo20 minutes from Minakami IC on R291 & R63
From Niigata20 minutes from Minakami IC on R291 & R63
The biggest lake in the Kanto region and often called 'Kanto's water cask'
Address Fujiwara, Minakami-machi, Tone district, Gunma prefecture
Telephone 0278-24-5711
Other the road close during winter
How go get to
Get on buses via Minakami Station from Jomokogen Station to the closest bus stop about 60 minutes away
Car Access
From Tokyo80 minutes from Minakami IC on R291 & R63
From Niigata80 minutes from Minakami IC on R291 & R63
An artificial lake with the third highest rock-fill style dam in Japan
Address Fujiwara, Minakami-machi, Tone district, Gunma prefecture
Telephone 0278-62-0401
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Other the road close during winter
How go get to
Get on buses via Minakami Station from Jomokogen Station to the closest bus stop about 70 minutes away
Closest Bus Stop
Yunokoya Hot Spring Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo90 minutes from Minakami IC on R291 & R63
From Niigata90 minutes from Minakami IC on R291 & R63
You can observe the habitat and ecosystem of the Tone River
Address 1681-1 Yubara, Minakami-machi, Tone district, Gunma prefecture
Telephone 0278-72-1425
Business Time 9:00~17:00
Business Term Second and fourth tuesday close
Price Aquarium Adult 300yen Highschool student 200yen Elementary 6 Kindergarden student 100yen infant free
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Other Seven days a week open in August
How go get to
Get on buses via Minakami Station from Jomokogen Station to the closest bus stop about 6 minutes away
Closest Bus Stop
Shougakkou shita (JT16) Bus Stop
Car Access
From Tokyo4 minutes from Minakami IC on R291
From Niigata4 minutes from Minakami IC on R291
Address 1756 Tsukiyono-Yabuta, Minakami-machi, Tone district, Gunma prefecture
Telephone 050-2016-1600