Kiso River

Kiso River

Infobox River
river_name = Kiso River

caption = View from Inuyama Castle out over the Kiso River, looking east.
origin = Mount Hachimori
mouth = Ise Bay
basin_countries = Japan
length = 227 km
elevation = 2,446 m
discharge = 169 m³/s
watershed = 9,100 km²

The nihongo|Kiso River|木曽川|Kiso-gawa is a river in Japan roughly 227 km long, flowing through the prefectures of Nagano, Gifu, Aichi, and Mie before emptying into Ise Bay a short distance away from the city of Nagoya. It is the main river of the Kiso Three Rivers (along with Ibi and Nagara rivers) and forms a major part of the Nōbi Plain. The valley around the upper portion of the river forms the Kiso Valley.

Parts of the Kiso River are sometimes referred to as the Japan Rhine because of its similarities to the Rhine in Europe.


* Frederic, Louis (2002). "Japan Encyclopedia." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

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