Ohno Dam Park, located in Nantan City in Woodland Kyoto, is located on the shores of Ohno Dam Lake. Surrounded by abundant nature, it is called the “Rainbow Lake” has been selected as one of the "100 Selected Dam Lakes" by the Dam Water Source Environment Improvement Center. The park is ideal for picnics and walks and includes a natural grass plaza, athletic facilities, and a walking course that goes around lake of the dam. Local residents have also planted over 1000 cherry trees and about 500 maple trees making the entire lake side awash with color; making it one of the best spots for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves in Kyoto. Every year, the "Sakura Festival" is held in April and the "Ohno Dam Momiji Festival" is held in November drawing large crowds. This means that the park is a great place to visit year round.
The Ohno Dam is a 61.4 meter high concrete dam located downstream of the Miyama River in the Yura River basin that flows from east to west near the town of Miyama and was completed in 1961. It was the first multipurpose dam in Kyoto Prefecture as it is used for both water control and power generation.
- Ohno Promotion Association:
- 48-5 Katagihara Nakanoyama, Miyama-cho, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Bus: Take the Nantan Municipal Bus (for Izumi) from JR Sanin Line "Wachi" station, and get off at "Ohno Dam" bus stop.
Car: Get off at Tamba IC on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway and proceed on national route 27.
*Please note that day trips may be difficult due to the fact that the current Nantan Municipal Bus of Ohno Line has only 4 buses a day.
- Business Hours
Number of regular vehicles: 200 cars (free)
Number of large vehicles: 10 buses (free)
*Environmental cooperation money will be collected when events are held.