Adogawa River, Katsuragawa
|Katsuragawa is located on the west foot of Hira Mountains.
There are many villages along the Adogawa and its valleys.
|Kankakei valley and||junction of Adogawa River.|
|Junction of Harihata River.||Thatch in Umenoki.|
|Nakamura village.||Doun Myoohdani River.|
|Egatani River.||Near Sakashita village.|
|Amago in summer.|
|Near Taira village and distant view.||Former and new road.|
|--- Japanese Trout or Char inhabit this place.|
|--- Standing fishing area or Stocked fishing area.|
|About "Saba kaido": Word-for-word is Road of Mackerel.|
This road leads to Kyoto from Wakasa Obama in the Japan Sea side by way of Kutsuki village and Ohara. This road was called "Saba kaido" because Mackerels were transported to Kyoto from Obama harbor by this road in the Edo period. This road was not only road for transporting marine products but also road of cultural exchange that continue 50 miles along beautiful streams. (Photo is former road in Sakashita.)
The access to Katsuragawa which is the upper reaches of Adogawa River go along "Saba kaido" and cross Tochu mountain pass, Hanaore mountain pass by way of Ohara from Kyoto.
It was hard to go over those mountain passes at one time when there was rain and snow ( Now, we can use tunnels to passes.), so many Amagos and Iwanas inhabited the main of the river and tributary streams. This river was buried in eath and sand by land slide in 1987, and my visits to there became rarer as the road is paved. We are able to fish easily because this river became a habitat of stocked Amagos and Iwanas now. In the upper area of Adogawa River, my favorite streams are near Sakashita, near Bohmura, near Umenoki and near Hosokawa from the past.
My Best Streams
Fukushima | Hinoematagawa Hinoemata |
Tochigi | Ojikagawa Miyori | Yugawa Akanumachaya |
Yamanashi | Yanagisawagawa Ochiai | Shiokawa Kuromori, Masutomi |
Nagano | Daimongawa Iridaimon |
Gifu | Shokawa Hirase | Oshirakawa Hirase | Isshikigawa Isshiki | A upper branch of Shokawa |
| Mazegawa Kawaue | Itoshirogawa Itoshiro | Togegawa Itoshiro | Shirakawa Kashimo |
Shiga | Adogawa Katsuragawa | Harihatagawa Furuya | Adogawa Kutsuki | Kitagawa Udotani |
| Kitagawa Noge | A branch of Kitagawa | Asogawa Kijiyama | Amasugawa Amasugawa |
| Echigawa Yuzurio | A branch of Echigawa | Shibukawa Kozuhata | Shibukawa Wanami |
| Chayagawa Yakeno |
Kyoto | Tananogawa Yamamori | Yuragawa Ashiu | Naesugidani Ashiu | Sasarigawa Sasari |
| Katsuragawa Hirogawara | Kutagawa Kuta | Besshogawa Hanase | Nakatsugawa Kumogahata |
Hyogo | Fukuchigawa Shirakuchi |
Wyoming USA | Gibbon River and Madison River | Firehole River | Soda Lake |
Colorado USA | Boulder Creek | South Boulder Creek (Upstream) | South Boulder Creek (Downstream) | Big Thompson River | Rocky Mountain National Park |
South Island New Zealand | Lake Wakatipu | Mataura River |
Ontario Canada | Credit River Erindale Park |
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