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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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  • Back here from the Chubu and Kinki, but is in fact a Kurume, chikugo River and Oh, Fukuoka-I feel. Cold and strong winds along the River, a seasonal pattern, few people did that (^ ^; baseball and soccer, and small park, is a place near people.
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  • Good morning, my home town, Kurume is closely related to chikugo River, "POO! please River" and pronounce the, (lol) the best scenery of the four seasons, among other things, spring Greens, best luxury while listening to the chirping of the birds, walk, ride a bicycle, it is. Summer fireworks event is this also, glad you will feel. Long time ago, "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" of Tora-San also came to Suitengu shrine! This is the origin of the chikugo River and Suitengu, besides three explaining toutozou, sasayama Castle, my youth.
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  • Free jogging in early morning from hotel towards riverside. Safe for girls to visit. Stunning! Selfies with picturesque scenery! Shopping malls nearby the park. Unfortunately they are not yet opened w...  more »