Underground Temple “Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel”
The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, located in Kasukabe City, is located 50 meters underground, and is one of the largest channels of its kind in the World. During times of heavy rain, river water flows into this channel to prevent flooding. There’s a water tank underground as part of this structure that’s supported by massive stone pillars that are sure to remind you of the Parthenon in Greece, so it’s like an underground temple. The place is larger than you can imagine, and the scale of it is just overwhelming. There’s also a facility called “Ryu Kyu Kan” where you can learn about the roles the discharge channel plays above ground.
Where is it??
- 720, Kamikanasaki, Kasukabe-shi, Saitama, 344-0111, Japan
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From Tokyo Station, Omiya Station is an approximately 30-minute ride on either the JR Takasaki Line or the JR Utsunomiya Line. From Omiya Station, Minami-sakurai Station is an approximately 30-minute ride on the Tobu Urban Park Line, and from the north exit of Minami-sakurai Station, the site is about 7 minutes by taxi.