Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nara: The Land of Underground Power     奈良の地下発電施設

With 19 hydroelectric, nuclear and fossil fuel power plants situated in Kansai, Kansai Electric Power sure has its hands full.  Tucked in the hills of Yoshino in Nara Prefecture, which is famous for its exquisite views of the cherry blossoms in April, is Nara's lone power plant - the Okuyoshino Power Station, an underground hydroelectric power plant.

With the power plant and corresponding dam open to the public Sunday through Friday most of the year, those looking for an educational experience in energy and electricity may want to make the trek to Yoshino.  With other places of interest located in the vicinity, one can definitely make a day of it in the picturesque surroundings of Nara Prefecture.


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