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Lake Okutama

Lake Okutama Lake Okutama is an artificial lake formed by Ogouchi Dam located upstream of Tama River.
It is located about 60 km west of central Tokyo, and the west part of the lake extends into Yamanashi Prefecture.

This lake is very important as one of the water sources of Tokyo area.

The dam took 19 years to build because of interruption of construction by the war, then was completed in 1957.
During the construction, 87 workers died in some accidents, so the memorial has been built.

There is a museum about this dam near the bus stop. (The name is "Mizu to midori no fureaikan" (Museum of water and trees).)

On the lake, there are two floating bridges with many floats.
In past days, drums had been used as the floats. So it is called "drum can bridge".
We can walk across the bridges.

How to get to here

  1. Get on the train of JR Oume Line diveraging from Tachikawa on Chuo Line.
    The rapid trains run from Tokyo to Oume. To oume, 1 hour and 15-35 minutes from Tokyo, 32-35 minutes from Tachikawa.
  2. Transfer the local train to Okutama. Then get off at Okutama terminal station. About 35-40 minutes from Oume.
  3. By route bus, about 15 minutes.

Lake Okutama
Ogouchi Dam
The memorial of dead 87 workers
The museum "Mizu to midori no fureaikan"
Drum can bridge on Lake Okutama

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