Sayamaike Museum

Sayamaike Museum

OPEN HOURS10:00 - 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)

Constructed in the early 7th century (Asuka period), Sayamaike Pond is Japan's oldest dam-type reservoir at nearly 1,400 years old, and is still in use as the prefecture's largest dam with a capacity of 2.8 million m3. Its past repair works involved a number of historic figures, such as Gyoki, a Buddhist priest in the Nara period, Chogen, a Buddhist priest in the Kamakura period, and Katagiri Katsumoto, a samurai in the Edo period. The Sayamaike Museum, opened in 2001 in Osakasayama City, introduces the history of civil engineering and flood control works in Japan, displaying past & present repair methods and real pieces of the Pond's bank, in seven exhibition zones divided according by time period. The museum also collects and introduces various materials and information regarding land development in East Asian nations and regions, thus playing a role as a research institute for the history of East Asian land development. Special exhibitions, workshops and concerts are also held at the museum. The novel and creative design of the museum building was created by Tadao Ando, one of Japanese leading architects.

ADDRESS 〒589-0007 2-chome, Ikejiri-Naka, Osaka-Sayama City, Osaka Pref.
HOLIDAY Mon. (unless national holiday, when closed the following day), Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 28-Jan. 4)
TRANSPORTATION 10 min. walk from Osaka Sayama Sta. of Nankai Koya line
ADMISSION FEE Free
FACILITIES
Barrier-free : Parking space for wheelchair users
Parking : Available
Discount for the aged : Available
INQUIRIES TEL : 072-367-8891 FAX : 072-367-8892
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