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Underground Temple Tokyo: Protect Tokyo from Flooding

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

What is Tokyo Underground Shrine?

If I didn't explain it clearly to you, I believe you will be wondering after reading the photos. Why did the Parthenon in Greece suddenly move to Tokyo and become the "Tokyo Underground Temple"? Is that a whole new mystery attraction?

In fact, it is not moving the Parthenon in Greece to Tokyo at all, but this picture is the real appearance of the "pressure-regulating water tank" in the Guofang Waterway outside the capital area.

Although the design and appearance of the "pressure regulating water tank" in Guofang Waterway outside the capital area is very similar to the Parthenon in many places, but its function is completely different. If you want to go to some itineraries other than popular tourist attractions and participate in some visits and learning experiences that are specially open to local Tokyo residents, you can also put the "Guo Fangshui Road outside the capital area" into your next Tokyo itinerary.

The function of the waterway outside the metropolitan area

To put it simply, the Waiguo Waterway in the metropolitan area is to regulate the water level of the embankment, and use artificial methods to discharge river water and rainwater from different places into the sea in an orderly manner. Especially to prevent the loss of experience caused by the flooding of the embankment after the heavy rain.

On Guofangshui Road outside the metropolitan area, in order to promote the architectural features and let residents understand the importance of water conservancy projects, regular visit opportunities are arranged for everyone to apply, so that everyone can peep into the secrets.

And even if you don’t have a lot of research on large-scale architectural facilities, as long as you are interested in learning more about waterway facilities, you also want to find an opportunity to participate in a local study tour, and you also want to have the opportunity to take pictures with this "Tokyo Underground Temple" For commemorative photos, it is actually worth visiting the Guofangshui Road outside the capital area, because the opportunity is really rare!

Visit the main attractions of Waiguo Fangshui Road in the capital area

Inside view of Guofangshui Road, the underground shrine in Tokyo
The real appearance of the "Pressure Regulating Sink" of the underground shrine on Guofangshui Road in the capital area

You can walk to this location with the guide. The depth of the ground is 22 meters, the length is 177 meters, and the width is 78 meters. However, during the rainy season, the water will often be filled with water, and the water flow will be very fast. Without this "Tokyo Underground Shrine", how would the surrounding areas face the threat of floods. Can't help but think how powerful the power of nature is, and how small the power of human beings is

Dragon Q Hall in Guofangshui Road, Tokyo Underground Temple
Dragon Q Pavilion, also known as "Zhuanghe Drainage Airport", is mainly used to control the direction of flood water in the underground waterway

The Guofangshui Road outside the capital city, which is located in the outskirts, looks ordinary from the outside, but it is just a hut from a distance. But as long as you walk to the Dragon Q Hall and start to visit, you will understand how important the entire facility is to Saitama Prefecture and even Tokyo.

The control room of the Tokyo Underground Shrine Guo Fangshui Road
The control room of Guofangshui Road outside the capital area, you may also find that it seems a little familiar

Another place worth visiting is the control room on the Guofangshui Road outside the capital area. If you pay close attention, I believe you will find why it seems to be very similar to the control rooms of many hero teams? That's right, the control room of the Guofang waterway outside the capital area really often appears in the animations of different hero teams. As long as the picture of the water pipe in it is converted into a picture of defending the earth, it can be immediately transformed into a command center for defending the earth.

This is the reason, so it is easy to see the signatures of many celebrities here. After visiting the "Tokyo Underground Shrine", don't forget to take pictures here!

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How to visit Waiguofangshui Road in the capital area?

It is also because the Guofang Waterway outside the capital area is an existing public facility in operation, so if you are interested in visiting, you must make a reservation in advance before departure, and then you can follow the guide into the machine room, "pressure regulating tank", "Zhuanghe Drainage Airport" and other important facilities.

It is very simple to make an appointment for a sightseeing trip, just follow the steps below to make an appointment successfully.

Reservation method

There are two ways to make an appointment, one is atThe official website of Waiguo Fangshui Road in the metropolitan areaMake an appointment on the Internet, or call the outer Guofangshui Road in the capital area to make an appointment during business hours. As long as the number of visitors is less than 20, there is no need for additional application procedures, and you can start applying for an appointment one month before the scheduled visit date.

Of course, visiting and learning on Guofangshui Road outside the capital area is not completely free. You can choose to pay all the fees before departure, or pay the required fee when you arrive at the "Dragon Q Pavilion" on Guofangshui Road outside the capital area.

However, if you are unable to visit the Waiguo Fangshui Road in the capital because of accidents or changes in your itinerary, you must send an email to cancel 3 days before departure. In addition to maintaining a good tourist image, more importantly, there are many people who are interested in visiting Guofangshui Road outside the capital area. Early notification can give others a fair chance to visit.

Choice of tour route

At present, there are 4 kinds of visiting lines on Guofangshui Road outside the capital area. They are concentrated visits called "Tokyo Underground Temple", which can be visited in the middle of the huge column of the pressure regulating tank. Visit the vertical pit experience course of the reservoir - "Vertical pit body んんース", and specially visit the heart of the outer guo waterway in the capital area, that is, the Pump Kanneng course of different large-scale water pumps - "ポンプ Kannengコース", and finally you can go to the underground waterway to visit "Impera Exploration Cosus".

Although there are 4 tour routes to choose from, if the main goal of your visit is to take pictures in the "Tokyo Underground Temple", basically participating in the "Underground Temple コース" is enough. Because the time required for "Underground Shrine コース" is the shortest among the four routes, it only takes 55 minutes to complete, which is convenient for you to go to other attractions after the visit.

In addition, there will be times when "Pitken Body 㨓コース", "ポンプ Kanneng コース", "Impera 探検コース" will not be open, and the physical requirements will be relatively high, so if you go just for taking pictures, directly choose "Underground Temple"コース" can complete the small goals of the itinerary.

Things to pay attention to before joining the study tour

Simply put, "Pay attention to safety" must be a place that everyone who plans to visit needs to pay attention to.

It is also because the visit itinerary of Guofangshui Road outside the capital area is mainly open to local people, so being able to understand Japanese is a necessary condition for participating in the tour.

In addition, having enough physical strength to climb the stairs, not afraid of getting wet, and not afraid of dark environments are very important conditions, mainly because the main facilities of the Guofang Waterway in the capital area are arranged underground, and there are no elevators, lifts, etc. The equipment is directly connected to the underground pressure-regulating water tank of the "Tokyo Underground Shrine", so you must consider whether you can handle it before deciding to sign up.

In addition, you must wear suitable clothes on the day of departure. In addition to avoiding contamination and getting wet, it is more important to wear a pair of shoes with non-slip function, which can reduce the chance of injury.

Traffic Arrangements to Fangshui Road, Outer Guo, Metropolitan Area

If you are starting from the center of Tokyo, you can take the JR train to "JR Omiya Station" first, and then transfer to the Tobu City Park Line to "Minami Sakurai Station". After arriving at Minami Sakurai Station, you can choose to walk, take the Kasukabe City Bus, or take a taxi to the "Dragon Q Pavilion" on Guofangshui Road in the capital area.

The three modes of transportation each have their own advantages. For example, if you choose to walk, you can basically walk there in about half an hour, and you can also experience the suburban scenery that is completely different from that in Tokyo. It is of course more convenient to choose the bus to go there, and the fare is also very cheap. However, the number of departures from "Minami Sakurai Station" to "Dragon Q Hall" is very limited every day, and it is not always possible to sit if you want to.

The last thing is to use a taxi to go to "Dragon Q Pavilion", which is more convenient than walking or bus. The one-way fare is only about ¥1500. If there are many people departing at the same time, it is not very expensive to share the fare . However, because the two places "Minami Sakurai Station" and "Dragon Q Hall" are not popular places, and there are not always taxis waiting for passengers at any time, it would be most convenient if you can make an appointment to arrange a taxi.

Information on Waterway Outer Guofang in the Metropolitan Area

Address: 720 Kamikanezaki, Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture, 〒344-0111
Tel: +81487470281
Data reference: Formula for Guofang waterway outside the capital area

Recommended follow-up itinerary after visiting the Tokyo Underground Shrine

As I said just now, the visit to the "Tokyo Underground Shrine" only takes about 1 hour. If you arrange the visit in the morning, you can basically return to "JR Omiya Station" before noon, and then take the JR train Return to Tokyo to continue other itineraries.

However, since you have the opportunity to come to Saitama City (さいたま市) in Saitama Prefecture, how can you miss some unique attractions in Saitama City? For example, Omiya Railway Museum, Crayon Shinchan Museum, etc., are some experiences that are not easy to have in the central area of Tokyo. If you are interested in railways, spend an afternoon at the Omiya Railway Museum to visit JR trains of different ages, and experience how to drive JR trains for free. I believe it will be more valuable than the experience of simply taking JR trains.

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I believe that for you who have traveled to Tokyo many times, going to those popular tourist attractions again and again can no longer bring you freshness, which means that it is probably time to try some different travel experiences. The "Tokyo Underground Shrine" itinerary shared today is exactly this kind. As long as you have a little confidence in your Japanese ability and want to get closer to and experience the life of the local Japanese, this kind of itinerary does not matter what the final experience is. Whether it is worth going or not, it is actually worth a try.

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