Naka Yachiyonomori Park: dedicated to woodwork
This was a bit of an unexpected find. I was hoping to add the Kojiya Dam to my collection one weekend. Unfortunately there’s no access onto the structure, at least not from the side I approached.
What I did find was a quaint park called Naka Yachiyonomori. It’s little more than a field with a car park and a workshop. The focus appears to be woodworking, with ornate carvings for sale, and timber being cured in large sheds. There’s also a raised wooden walkway over some reed beds and a collection of BBQ pits.
It was nice enough that not accessing the dam wasn’t such a disappointment.
There’s a few more parks, observatories and shrines dotted around the reservoir, so a return visit will happen in the coming months