The Iwabokki Water Gate has never been opened since it was completed in 1931. The wooden building sits on the old concrete structure, resembling an ancient castle gate, and still exudes a sense of history.
The Kushiro River flows lazily, and you can see the mountains of Akan beyond the wetland. It is a very luxurious view.
( I took photos on November 17, 2020)
A flood triggered the construction in 1920. It was completed in 1931 and was supposed to be used for transporting lumber, but with the Senmou Line opening, it was never used, and the watergate has remained closed for 90 years now.
Toritoshi Bridge and watergate (truss bridge using old railroad rails)
The Kushiro River and oriental staff vines entangled in the watergate
Kushiro River, the wetland, and a spectacular view of the sunset
Fishers targeting White-spotted char at a canoe landing site?