Flows through the city of Shimanto is this Shimanto River or often called as "the last clear stream of Japan". It is the longest river in Shikoku with about 1,200 meters from the south flank of Mt. Irazu to Pacific Ocean at the Tosa Bay.
The river is one of the remaining clear rivers in Japan, known for its un-dammed, pristine water and beautiful landscape.
Visitors can see 94 wild species of fish that can also be found in the most river in Japan.
This river is popular in summer bacause of a group of fishermen that holds flaming torches on their boats as they drive sweetfish into the fishing nets.
Watersports such as canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed by the visitors/tourist.
Take the Tosa Kuroshio Railway and get off to Nakamura Station. Alternatively, you can also ride a train from the JR Shikoku Yodo Line and then get off at Ekawasaki Station.
The river can be accessed every day. The route starts from JR Uwajima Station.
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