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Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate
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This place is in the west-side coast of the lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi).  This side of the lake can be accessed only by walking.  Cables of the "Hakone aerial lift" are seen on the opposite shore.  You can see a water-gate built of brick, which is the entrance of an irrigation canal, which is known as "Hakone-Yosui".  It is amazing that Hakone-yosui (1280 m long tunnel) was constructed more than 300 years ago in Edo period.  The construction started in 1666 and ended in 1670.  500 ha fields are irrigated by this canal for a long time.    

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