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Updated: November 14, 2023
As one of the largest drinking water reservoirs in Japan, Ogouchi Reservoir holds about 185 million tons of water to supply the people of Tokyo. The 149-meter-high and 353-meter-long dam took 19 years to complete.
You can get a good look at the impressive dam from the observation deck, which also offers a great view of the area. There's a 12 km "Lake Okutama Ikoi Road" from the dam to the Furusato Mountain Village (Yama no furusato mura). It's a nice long walk which lets you take in the lakeside scenery. The path is closed in the winter, so make sure to check if it's open before going.
*Lake Okutama Ikoi Road may be closed due to inclement weather conditions, during winter or due to construction. Please see the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks website for details.
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