- Ibi River
river_name = Ibi River
image_size = 250px
caption = Nishidaira Dam on the Ibi River in Ibigawa
origin = Mount Kanmuri
length_km = 121
elevation_m = 1257
discharge_m3/s = 84.28
watershed_km2 = 1840
The nihongo|Ibi River|揖斐川|Ibi-gawa is a tributary of the
Kiso Riverlocated in Gifu and Mie Prefectures in Japan. Along with the Nagara and Kiso rivers, the Ibi is the third of the Kiso Three Riversof the Nōbi Plain. It is one of Japan's first class rivers. The former Tōkaidō post station of Kuwana-jukuwas located on the western banks of this river during the Edo period.
The Ibi River has its source in Mount Kanmuri, [http://www.water.go.jp/chubu/tokuyama/outline/o-ichi.html Tokuyama Dam and the Ibi River] . ja icon Japan Water Agency. Accessed
June 27, 2008.] which is located in the town of Ibigawa in Gifu Prefecture, and from there flows south. During its course, it temporarily merges with the Kiso and Nagara Rivers. In the city of Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, it finally joins with the Nagara River for good and continues flowing until Ise Bay.
*Every year, on the second Sunday of November, there is a marathon in Ibigawa that goes along the river's shores. [http://www.ibigawa-marathon.jp/ Ibigawa Marathon Public Site] . Ibigawa Marathon Committee. Accessed September 18, 2007.]
*Kuwana is considered the meeting point between
Kansai dialectand Nagoya dialect.
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