2017年05月04日

‘Nunobiki’ water reservoir, built in 1900, is the first reservoir in Kobe.

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Nunobiki water reservoir is Japan’s first gravity dam. As Kobe was rapidly modernized with increasing population and the number of foreign ships entering Kobe Port, providing safe and clean water for them was a matter of urgency. An outbreak of cholera from 1890 to 1891, more than 1,000 people in Kobe died of this, made the construction work faster to complete the reservoir in 1900. The clean water filtered through the granite soil of Mt. Rokko was highly evaluated as ‘Not becoming foul even during a long cruise right on the equator’ In this connection, ‘Sake’ in ‘Nada’, which is a leading sake production center in Japan, is produced with the same water from Mt. Rokko. After ascending the promenade at the foot of Mt. Rokko on the north side of Shin-Kobe Station of ‘Shinkansen’ train, the mountain stream and waterfalls as shown in the two pictures come into our sight. Old waterworks of Nunobiki reservoir are designated as important cultural assets.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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