Support for the Introduction of DBO: Health and Sports Facility Using Hot Water in Saku City


  • Layout of Mt. Hirao Park

  • Bath house with a view

Mt. Hirao Park is directly linked to the Sakudaira Parking Area and is a popular recreational spot for skiing, walking, athletics and forest therapy.
The Saku Municipal Authority constructed a health and sports facility, using heat from the new clean center, to further enhance the attractiveness of this park.
For the construction of this facility, the DBO method* was adopted for blanket order placement covering the design, construction, operation and management in hope of actively introducing the vitality of the private sector.
EJEC provided wide-ranging support, including the management of a total of six reviewing committee meetings of the Municipal Authority, preparation of tender announcement documents and screening of proposal documents, to confirm the proper execution of the process, from design to construction.
The facility was opened in December, 2016. It gains its popular with “a bath house which has a view of the Hirao Hot Spring”. Visitors can enjoy the splendid view of the Yatsugatake Mountain Range as well as the distant North Alps Mountain Range.

DBO*: design, build and operate

Work title FY 2012 Construction of Health and Sports Facility Using Hot Water: Preparation of Specifications for Facility Development
Location 2681 Hirao, Saku City, Nagano Prefecture
Duration February 28, 2014 to March 25, 2016
Implementing body Saku Municipal Authority, Nagano Prefecture