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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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  • 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 »
  • You can start anywhere, but a great starting point could be at 100 Year Park (Hyakunen Koen) on the south bank. Head east towards Hita or west towards Daizenji. Either way, you're guaranteed peaceful ...  more »
  • It is presumably the chikugo River. River area is well maintained and had become a cycling road. It is Kyushu's largest rivers.
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