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Chikugo River, Kurume

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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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  • River in Kurume city. Riverbank is widely spread baseball field and athletic fields, has become a place of recreation and relaxation for citizens. Summer Fireworks.
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  • Kuju mountain water. One of the band is a vine. People who live downstream has been unwittingly grace by the chikugo River. Feeding large amounts of minerals in the Ariake Sea treasure trove of various seafood, sushi and seaweed farming is popular now. In the dry riverbed golf courses, karting, cycling (approx. 30 km), baseball fields, soccer fields, etc. Water-based leisure. Chikugo River Fireworks Festival in the 8/5 largest of Western Japan, Kurume Suitengu Shrine Festival is held.
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  • Chikugo River will delight our taste buds also. It's the ETSU. Rare species of anchovy, 獲renai only in this river in Japan. 14 Kenji Johjima ETSU Festival held in six Gorou Hashimoto of jōjima, 6/25, performer, you went out. Venue is attracting tourists buy ETSU fried, etsburger, etc. Did take-out fried chicken that taste at home and etsburger.
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Where to stay in Kurume

Due to Kurume's small size, options for staying overnight remain scarce. In the area surrounding the main train station, you can find a number of mid-range hotels, usually offering modest rooms, free wi-fi, and complimentary breakfast. Although Kurume doesn't offer much in terms of vareity of accommodations, its hotels and guesthouses can be quite budget-friendly, while also offering easy access to all the main sights.
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