Extract of fine water source sceneries in Japan. Information will be updated as Global Water continues its local expedition.


Shimanto River

200 km of remarkable water journey

Shimanto river is one of the most famous rivers in Japan and possibly beyond boundary for its outstanding natural environment and exceptional water quality. The river for its entirety is certified as one of Japan's 100 remarkable waters by Ministry of Environment.
It is very difficult, if not impossible, to find appropriate adjectives correctly describing the massive natural offerings that this great river of 200 km length brings. So legitimate that the river has other recognitions such as "100 great water areas" and "100 remarkable forests of water sources".
The water flow is heaven also for Ayu sweetfish, basses, and other various kinds of fish. Visitors can easily encounter traditional fishing style using small boats.

Location: West region of Kochi Prefecture
Transportation: For up~mid stream take bus/taxi from "Kubokawa" station on JR Dosan-sen Line. For downstream drop at "Nakamura" station on JR Nakamura-sen Line
Contact: Nakumura City Office Tourism Section 81-880-34-1783

Traditional boat and bridge

Winding stream of Shimanto River