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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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  • Shimanto River is definitely a gem. The river is clear and refreshing. I got a boat and the guide showed me how they caught shrimps and eels. There was also a great flood once and you could the markin...  more »
  • I have heard that Shimantokawa is said to be the last clear stream in Japan. So I went there by a tour bus (departure from Sta. Nakamura at 8 on every weekends and holidays). And it didn't let me down...  more »
  • It was a cloudy day, but overwhelmed by the grandeur of nature. 見飽ki spot look at and angle affects the atmosphere, so it is not. Next want to go on a sunny day.
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