This multipurpose dam was completed in 1964 with the aims of flood control, electricity production, and water supply preservation. With a height of 73m and a length of 254m, the imposing Amagase Damn is an arch dam built in a dome shape. From the top of the dam, you can look out over the lake at its top, nicknamed the "Phoenix Lake," on whose surface the different colors of the seasons are reflected.
The Phoenix Lake is so named because it resembled the shape of the birds spreading their wings to fly further downstream, and also with the hope that people will be able to create a kind of paradise (with which phoenixes are associated) on earth.
- Uji Kanaido, Uji City
- Train: 40 minute walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line or Uji Station on the JR Nara Line
Car: 10 minutes from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line or Uji Station on the JR Nara Line
- No parking lot