Posted by: voyagerguide | December 3, 2007

What is the longest river in Japan?

Japan is called the moutanious country. And so there are many compartively short rives in Japan. Among them the Shinano River is the longest in Japan. It rises from Mount Kobushi, runs through central Niigata, and flows into the Sea of Japan. It is 367 km from source to mouth. By comparison with other rivers all over the world, it may be short, but it is relatively long for the size of Japan. In addition the Shinano River enables the Niigata Plains to be filled with rich rice fields where Koshihikari rice is harvested. Koshihikari is a most popular variety of rice cultivated in Japan.

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