Name : Eiheiji Dam
Location : Shihi, Eiheiji Town, Yoshida District, Fukui Prefecture
The name of the river : Eiheiji River - Kuzuryu River System
Type : Concrete gravity dam
Administrator : Fukui Prefecture
Year of the completion : 2002
Shooting day : November 1st, 2017
Eiheiji Dam and Lake Daibutsu
At a glance, the dam looks straight and simple, but as I approached it,
I found it had various designs associated with Eiheiji Temple.
Particularly, the two spillways for emergency and the regular one are the prominent features.
Looking at Eiheiji Dam from below is just like a huge robot hiding in the mountains.
Dam Card (front)Ver.1.1 (2015.10)
Dam Card (back)
You can get the Dam Card at Ryugahana Dam and Eiheiji Dam Integrated Control Office located beside Ryugahana Dam.
The sign of Eiheiji Dam on National Route 364
The way to Eiheiji Dam may not so easy to find. When you go there from Fukui City, National Route 364 bends to the right at the traffic light right before Eiheiji Temple and you will soon find a sign of Eiheiji Temple. Turn left at the sign and go to the back of the parking lot beside a shrine and leads to the road to the dam.
“Dams in Fukui viewed from drone” is a project that introduces dams in Fukui Prefecture through videos with concept of “Moving dam cards”.