Naruse Dam Construction Project KAJIMA, MAEDA, TAKENAKA CIVIL ENGINEERING Joint Venture

KAJIMA DX LABO

About reserving a guided tour

We have opened ”a facility for experiencing the future of civil engineering,”KAJIMA DX LABO, on the left bank side of the Naruse Dam dam body construction site.Please join us for an experience of Kajima’s latest cutting-edge construction technology.

What is ”KAJIMA DX LABO”?

KAJIMA DX LABO is a touring facility designed to allow its visitors to see and learn about Kajima’s vision of the future of civil engineering, an overview of Kajima’s A4CSEL system technology, and the Naruse Dam Construction Project itself. Using AR (augmented reality) tablets, visitors can experience Kajima’s vision of “the future of civil engineering” through the diorama, panel, and outdoor field museum observation deck exhibitions.

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The KAJIMA DX LABO Online Museum (Virtual) has been released. To view, please click the banner below.

KAJIMA DX LABO Online Museum (Virtual)

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About reserving a guided tour

To make a reservation for a guided tour, please apply using the reservation website as provided in the link below.

Tour Outline

Opening Period
During the dam body construction period of May 16 to mid-November
*Please refer to the reservation website calendar for more details.
Opening Hours
From 10:00am and from 2:00pm
*These hours may undergo modification. Please check the calendar and the reservation website for more details.
Tour Time
Approx. 90 min
Appointed Meeting Time and Place
After making the reservation, you will receive this information by email.
Possible number of participants per reservation
2 – 25 people
Participation Fee
Free of charge
Contact Information
Naruse Dam Construction Joint Venture Office
TEL: 0182-23-5185 (Responsible personnel: Mr. Horie, Mr. Fujii)
*For inquiries on how to make a dam tour reservation, please contact the Naruse Dam Construction Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Tohoku Regional Security Office(Japanese). (TEL: 0182-23-8438, Responsible personnel: Survey Design Division)
Additional Information
  • Tours of the facility are to be made by reservation at a fixed date and time. Please make your reservation on the reservation website.
  • In accordance with the facility, there is a maximum of 25 participants per tour.
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance of the desired tour date.
  • In general, all reservation modifications and/or cancellations must be made on the appointed reservation website.
  • For information on overnight lodgings, tourism sites, special souvenir items and other related matters in Higashinaruse Village, please consult the Higarshinaruse Village Tourism Website(Japanese).
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Request to follow preventative measures against the COVID-19 virus

  • While moving around and touring the facility, please wear a mask at all times.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer provided at the entrance and allow us to take your temperature before entering the facility.
  • If a participant is found to have a fever or other symptoms, they may be asked not to enter the facility.
  • For group reservations, the group representative will be responsible for collecting all group members’ signatures on the “Consent Form” that must be submitted.

Request for Accident Prevention at the Construction Site

  • Eating, drinking, and smoking inside of the facility are prohibited.
  • Toilets are separately located beside the facility.
  • Photography in and around the facility and sharing on social media is permitted.
  • Participants’ personal vehicles, clothing, and shoes may become dirty at the facility on the construction site.
  • There are many large vehicles moving around on the site, so please carefully follow the indications given by the tour guides.
  • For various reasons, it is possible that your reservation may be cancelled.
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Introduction to the KAJIMA DX LABO facility

The first floor of the facility is for guided tours, and the second floor is the A4CSEL IT Pilot control room.

Augmented Reality (AR) Experience

Characteristic 1

Augmented Reality (AR) Experience

By using a tablet device to hover over the specially programmed diorama and informational panels featured in the exhibition, this tour allows you to virtually witness and learn about our latest construction technologies through an AR experience.
AR is also incorporated into the outdoor observation deck part of the tour, where visitors will point their tablet device toward the construction site to view an AR architectural rendering of Naruse Dam upon completion.

A Facility of Various Experiences

Characteristic 2

A Facility of Various Experiences

The LABO facility is equipped with a diorama, informational panels, and a field museum. Visitors can learn about a variety of topics such as the "A4CSEL" system that links multiple automated heavy machinery units with an optimal construction management system that incorporates AI technology, the various cutting-edge technologies being used on our construction site, and the objectives of Naruse Dam through the AR images that appear on the informational panels.

Outdoor Observation Deck

Characteristic 3

Outdoor Observation Deck

The “Field Museum” outdoor observation deck provides a sweeping view of the Naruse Dam construction site.
From the deck, visitors can observe the 20+ automated driver-less heavy duty construction machines in action as they build the dam body, and use the AR function on their tablet device to view an architectural rendering of the dam body when completed.

The KAJIMA DX LABO Online Museum (Virtual) has been released. To view, please click the banner below.

KAJIMA DX LABO Online Museum (Virtual)