Old Iwabuchi Sluice Gate

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One hundred years ago in year 43 of the Meiji era (1910), huge floods brought major damage to the Shitamachi area of Tokyo. The Meiji government decided to take the drastic measure of constructing the Arakawa drainage ditch. The Old Iwabuchi Sluice Gate was constructed with the goal of keeping the overflow of Ara River from flowing into Sumida River. Now this role has been taken over by the Iwabuchi Sluice gate. However, the original gate is well known by locals as a structure of historical value.

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Address

5-41-1 Shimo

Kita-ku

Postal code:115-0042

Contact information

Name:Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Kanto Regional Development Bureau, Arakawa Lower River Office, Area Cooperation Division

Telephone number:03-3902-8745

E-mail address:ktr-arage-amoa@ml.mlit.go.jp

Website:http://www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/arage/

Access

By car:Approximately 30 minutes drive from Shikahamabashi Interchange.

From Haneda Airport:1. Car: Approx. 3 hours. 2. Train: Approx. 1 hour Haneda Airport Terminal 1 building (Tokyo Monorail)->Hamamatsucho (Yamanote Line)-> Ueno (JR Takasaki Line)-> Akabane

By train:20 minutes by foot from JR Akabane Station (east exit). 15 minutes by foot from Tokyo Subway Nomboku Line Akabane Iwabuchi Station or Shimo Station.

By bus:Take a Tobus bound for Toshima 5 chome danchi from JR Akabane Station. 10 minutes by foot from the bus stop Iwabuchicho or Shimo 2 chome.

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Cultural Properties

Tokyo Designated Historical Buildings |

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