Koto Mizube Rokkei
Koto City has river and canal of 19 in big things and small things. We introduce special spot that we cannot readily look at in that in other areas. Please enjoy scenery only by city of attractive waters, Koto City.
List of sightseeing theme spots
Onagigawa River Clover-kyo Bridge connects the four districts of Sarue, Ojima, Kitasuna, and Ogibashi at the confluence of two rivers, the Onagigawa and the Yokojukkengawa. It was planned as a bridge with a deep significance, and as a landmark that can offer a pleasant lifestyle to the local community, where both people and culture can interact. It was completed in December 1994 (the 6th year of the Heisei era), as a bridge for the exclusive use of pedestrians and cyclists. The paving stones in the center of the bridge depict a four-leaf clover, and the bridge is often used as a movie and TV location.
The River Station was opened in March 2013 (the 25th year of the Heisei era) as a lively new waterside location at the confluence of the Kyuunakagawa and Onagigawa Rivers. A slope has been put in place to enable what was the first amphibious bus in the Tokyo Metropolitan area to enter the water. As well as giving visitors the chance to witness at close quarters the impressive sight of the bus plunging into the water, this facility features a boarding area for rowing boats, and anyone can drop by to sample the lively atmosphere.
A lock gate is a device that enables water-borne vehicles to move between two rivers with differing water levels, and performs a similar function to an elevator. The water levels of the Arakawa and Kyuunakagawa Rivers differ by as much as three meters, but thanks to the completion of the Arakawa Lock Gate, it has been possible to maintain water traffic in both directions to the Koto Delta, which is sandwiched between the Arakawa and Sumidagawa Rivers. In turn, it has become possible to assist with recovery in times of disaster, for example through the transport of relief supplies and materials for reconstruction, and through rescuing disaster victims.
The Ogibashi Lock Gate is located practically in the center of the Onagigawa River. This river flows from east to west through Koto City, whose area is roughly triangular in shape. You could say that this lock gate is like a ‘mini Panama Canal’, enabling boats to navigate between rivers via two so-called lock chambers, which artificially adjust the differing water levels. These lock chambers, which are sandwiched between two corresponding water gates (a front gate and a rear gate), allow boats to sail through.
The water gate at the entrance to the Sunamachi Canal connects the canal with the mouth of the Arakawa River. It is 23.4 m wide and was completed in 1976 (the 51st year of the Showa era). The flood gate is constructed in a so-called ‘sector gate’ form, with two folding doors that swing via fulcrums.
The aquatic Police Box is a unique spot where Toyosu Canal, Tatsumi Canal, Shinonome Canal, Shinonome-kita Canal, and Shinonome-higashi Canal cross.