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Ikitsugi Ido Well

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fionayyy wrote a review Sep 2017
Hong Kong, China217 contributions81 helpful votes
Small well that still has water and a bucket. It represents the water works in old times Ako. there is also a clock next to it.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Lara N wrote a review Aug 2016
Takamatsu, Japan147 contributions40 helpful votes
I didn't expect much, but we went to see this famous well as part of our visit to Ako. My 4-year-old son was fascinated with how it worked, and played with the pulley system for a long time, and even went back a few hours later. Ours was not the only child intrigued by the well. The good news is that the story is told in English as well as Japanese from a small microphone, so it is possible to learn about the history when you visit. Next to the well is a clock which plays music, opens to reveal scenes, and tells a story once an hour. Unfortunately the story is not in English, so would be hard to understand for a person who does not know the story of the 47 Ronin. However, the moving parts were again a source of wonder and delight for all the kids around. Definitely worth stopping by if you are in Ako...and all the better because it is free!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Ross H wrote a review Jul 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania106 contributions16 helpful votes
The Well represents a monument to the waterworks which was built in Ako. It also is a clock which chimes on the hour and shows a scene of the 47 ronin. There is a sign in english which recounts the story quickly
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Date of experience: June 2016
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