Nakatsugawa River, Kumogahata
|Kumogahata is located in the north of Kyoto.
You feel nostalgia for the streams of the mountain village.
|Fresh green Kumogahata||The junction, the upper stream of Nakatsu Riv.|
|Ichinose's neighborhood||Fish till early summer|
|A quiet stream||The middle reaches|
|The lower part|
|Fish from here,||Enjoy flowers that are blooming along the mountain stream.|
|--- Japanese Trout or Char inhabit this place.|
|--- Standing fishing area or Stocked fishing area.|
|Kumogahata is located in the upper stream of Kamogawa River.
30 minutes's drive will bring you from Kyoto town to the quiet mountain area.
There are some village along the stream since the Heian period.
Mr. Soseki Yamamoto who was essayist and tenkara-angler loved Kumogahata River.
He wrote a terrible mysterious experience of Yakushi mountain pass
to go from Kiyotakigawa to Kumogahata in his book "The Mountain Stream Storys, Mystery of Shimeiin temple".
Shimeiin temple is well known as a temple of alpine roses better than a temple of ghosts now.
The streams of Kumogahata is that I began to trout fishing for the first and I frequently went there at one time.
I had stoped to go there from around 1980 because the stream was beginning prominent dirt.
|I went to the streams of Kumogahata after a long time.
The streams and Amagos were alive and in good health still, but there were large trash everywhere in the streams. I was sad to find them.
The lower part of Kumogahata River is called Kamogawa River. The river is very loved among the citizens of Kyoto.
I became sad when I thought that someone in the citizens
who enjoy on the bank of Kamogawa River make dirty the upper stream of same river with their trash.
(Photo is bank of Kamogawa River.)
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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