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Shimanto River, Kochi Prefecture

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The Shimanto River is a river in western Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. 196 km in length, it has a watershed of 2,270 km². Its name is written with kanji meaning "forty thousand and ten".Since the river is remote from major cities and does not have any dams, it is sometimes referred to as "the last clear stream of Japan". Fishing and production of nori is a thriving industry along the river. It has been named one of the "Three Clear-Flowing Rivers in Japan", along with the Nagara River in Gifu Prefecture and the Kakita River (柿田川 Kakita-gawa) in Shizuoka Prefecture.The river also has 47 chinkabashi (沈下橋 lit. 'sinking bridge') including those of tributaries. Chinkabashi are low water crossings without parapets in order not to be washed away by floods. The prefecture decided to preserve them as cultural heritages.
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  • From an early age was a dream land. Clean water is expected to bridge numerous around did. Stayed only one day was I always wanted to visit again.
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  • Always kawami, Nakamura is, but this premixed soil could enjoy a full way to Uwajima on the line,. At natural flow of the river is almost bored. Now we get off at E egawa Nagasaki and want to follow the River to the town of Nakamura.
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  • You must not drive to Setti. Walked from Kochi Prefecture. You'd better quit mountain road while traffic continues, so not familiar with driving cars. Incidentally, the River was clean, but Hmmmm, it's getting! It is a feeling.
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