Irrigation system built in the 17th century to save the area from droughts and floods. An eco-system friendly weir with large and small stones laid out without using large-scale equipment. You can appreciate the knowledge of the ancestors. This weir, which became a model for the weir in Afghanistan, continues to irrigate many fields.
Triple Water Wheels
The Triple Waterwheel has provided rice paddies with water for over two hundred years. From mid-June through mid-October, the waterwheels deliver water from the Chikugo River.
Eso Hachimangu Shrine
According to history, Prince Naka-no-Oe (Emperor Tenji) visited Usa Shrine to pray to its deity, Emperor Ojin, for victory in battle and for the prosperity of the nation. The shrine was anointed to be a Hachiman Shrine (god of war) and named “Asakurasan Tenori Hachiman”. By imperial order in 673, Empress Saimei and Emperor Tenji were enshrined here and the name was changed to Eso Hachimangu Shrine.
Asakura Tachibana-no-Hironiwa Palace Ruins
Empress Saimei had a temporary shrine built in Asakura to pray for saving the Paekche dynasty. Only two months after having the shrine built. Empress
Saimer passed away.