Fuji River

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Fuji River
富士川  (Japanese)
Mt. Fuji and a bridge over the Fuji River
Physical characteristics
 - locationIchikawamisato, Yamanashi Prefecture
 - elevation2,685 m (8,809 ft)
 - locationSuruga Bay
 - elevation0 m (0 ft)
Length128 km (80 mi)
Basin size3,990 km2 (1,540 sq mi)
 - average63.2 m3/s (2,230 cu ft/s)

The Fuji River (富士川, Fujikawa or Fujigawa) flows from Yamanashi Prefecture to Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is 128 km long and has a drainage area of 3990 km². With the Mogami River and the Kuma River, it is regarded as one of the three most rapid flows of Japan. This river is not well known by people over the world. It is near Mount Fuji.

In 1927, the Fuji River was recognized as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan which best showed Japan and its culture in the Shōwa period.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Japan Ministry of the Environment, 日本八景(昭和2年)の選定内容 (in Japanese); retrieved 2012-3-30.