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Chikugo River, Kurume

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Wildlife Area
The Chikugo River flows through Kumamoto, Ōita, Fukuoka and Saga prefectures in Japan. With a total length of 143km, it is the longest river on Kyūshū. It flows from Mount Aso and empties into the Ariake Sea. It is also nicknamed "Chikushijirō".The upper reaches of the river are important to forestry, and the middle and lower reaches are important to local agriculture, providing irrigation to some 400km2 of rice fields on the Tsukushi Plain. The river is also important to industry, with twenty electrical power plants located along its banks, as well as the major city of Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture. Recognizing the requirement to satisfy divergent needs of various communities along the river, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism designated the Chikugo River (along with six other river systems in Japan) as a "Water Resources Development River System" with a comprehensive utilization plan to develop the river's resources.The Chikugogawa Onsen Fireworks, held annually on July 28, are the largest fireworks display in Kyūshū. The event has been held since 1650 on the riverbanks at Kurume.
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  • Who is the number one Kyushu famous River. However, compared to the world-wide river and stream levels. The other day after a long time took a walk of the chikugo River. Origin is Kurume Castle. Parathion out Park side's end.  As a spot so made in the workplace, including buzz, downstream from Komori Nagano dam, confluence of the chikugo River and treasure in order (it looks deeply as unimaginable from the previous fatal accident has occurred), (water skiing and water-jet) many opportunities to views of diplomatic energy management office located in territory, the Temple of the shrine's bridge across the chikugo River Bridge (Kyushu Expressway) water leisure activities. Chikugo River newspapers a rare item. My House the other day first hand. It was full of information about no chance in Kurume city upstream.
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  • It is a large river flowing through the middle of the Kurume city. You can see the diverse landscape of urban areas and the countryside, rural landscape, such as in the area of the river. Riverside Park had kids and football.
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  • No-the river is a promenade along the River are maintained walking the dog for a walk (saga on the other side is the Grand Golf Club? ) In a park like twilight person in the river and came well, Deluxe rooms are also duck River they were sleeping (laughs)
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