Shimanto River, Kochi Prefecture
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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.Plan to visit Shimanto River and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Shimanto attractions using our Shimanto holiday planner.
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車ないとゼーッタイにいけませんよ。高知県から入って行きました。山道の一方通行が続くので、車の運転慣れてない人はやめたほうがいいです。ちなみに、川はきれいだったのですが、うーむ、もう一息！って感じです。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.show original
上流から河口まで川の流れにそってドライブしました。清らかな水が山の間をうねって静かに流れる様子に心打たれました。そして、最後に河口で見た夕日は美しかったです。From the upstream from the estuary drive along the flow of the river. Undulating mountains between pure water and softly flowing to heart was touched. And the beautiful sunset at the mouth at the end.show original
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