2. 月の都の歴史
  3. 日本遺産 構成文化財群(英語)
  4. 更級川・分水工・用水路(英語)

Sarashina River, Irrigation System, Water Channels
National Important Cultural Landscape

≪ Lessons on Life from our Generations Past - Obasute Terraced Rice Fields - ≫
Sarashina River starts from the Benzaiten Spring and is fed by water from the Oike reservoir. It brings water close to the Obasute rice terraces from where it is delivered to the various rice paddies through a series of irrigation channels.
Today the Western Area Land Improvement District controls the flow of water using the channels that were built back in the Edo Period.
(Location: Yawata, Haneo)