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Northern Satsuma Peninsula

Learn about and experience a giant dam!

Explore the inside of a giant dam, where nature and the work of human hands come together as one

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  • The biggest dam in western Japan! Go inside the tallest dam in Kyushu
  • After receiving a technical lecture about dams, you can tour the inside of the dam
  • You can get a dam card available only to visitors to the dam
[ What to know for a better experience ]
・During cherry blossom season, you are treated to a lovely view of cherry blossoms with the dam
・At the top of the dam is a public road that can be traversed by car or on foot
・We recommend the 90 minute course, where you can look up at the dam from near the bottom
・The temperature in the dam is comfortable (cool in summer, warm in winter)
・In the lecture, you can learn about the history of construction, as well as advanced redevelopment technology

[ Points of note ]
・There are no restrooms inside the dam
・There are a large number of steps (120-180, depending on the course), as well as puddles and other areas with poor footing
・Rain boots (size 25 cm and up) loaned out

Basic Information

  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Prayer Room
  • Barrier-free Facility
  • Rest Room
  • Parking
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Where to apply Tsuruda Dam Authority (
Application deadline 7 days in advance
Group size 1 ~ 20 people
Business Hours [Time] 9:00am~4:00pm       [Notes] Duration of event: Approx. 60 minutes - 90 minutes
  • Free ¥0
Telephone Number0996-59-2030  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
Venue Tsuruda Dam
Other conditions ・Tours may be unavailable due to inclement weather, as the tours would interfere with normal operations
・The experience is conducted only in Japanese (you must have an interpreter with you)