The Meguro River used to be an important water resource for farming in the area. The river used to be very narrow and really shallow, hence frequently caused floods. Now, Nakameguro is a home to more than 800 of cherry trees lined stretch along the quiet river.
Omihachiman is popularly known as a castle-town in the Shiga Prefecture.
The Mogami River, which runs from the north to the south of Yamagata Prefectural Nature Park, is one of the three fastest rivers in Japan.
Kyogoku-cho is the member of an organization called "The Association of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan (Nihon de mottomo utsukushii mura-rengō) ". This is primarily attributable to the recognition of two conditions. The first is "the Mount Yotei and its rural landscape" which is the result of activities of local farmers such as the endeavour to protect the magnificent landscapes surrounded by the Mt. Yotei as well as the rotational crops system. The second is the "spring water of Kyogoku" in Spring water park, which is the result of activities to create the village of good mineral water. The noted Spring water comes from rain and snow that fall […]