Yuragawa River, Ashiu
|Ashiu is located in the northern part of Kyoto.
The 99.9 percent part of the village is coverd by forest.
|--- Japanese Trout or Char inhabit this place.|
|--- Standing fishing area or Stocked fishing area.|
|There is an area in the upper course of Yuragawa River.
It's place for conducting practical experiment for Kyoto University, below the Ashiu and Sugo village.
The access to the upper course is by walking along the forest track only,
and the forest track runs parallel with the Yuragawa River.
Nobody can go there by car, so native Yamame still inhabit there.
The village is the deepest one among the other villages within the area.
The lower part has stocked Trouts Amago,
but we can expect that Native Yamame inhabit beside some streams of the lower part.
At one time since the road was not well built, good preparation is necessary when running on it.
but it's very easy to run on the paved road now.|
The dam construction plan in connection with Wakasa and Fukui atomic power plants was released by Kansai electric power company in 1967. This plan was published to public 30 years ago, it hasn't been abandoned yet. The villagers are taking action to protest against, the plan because they want to protect the nature, to live with the nature and to conserve the natural resources. According to some sources, the water quality in Yuragawa River is the best in Japan, and I hope this river will be kept beautiful stream forever.
Finally, Kansai electric power company proposed the dam construction plan discontinuance in 2005, and this plan lowered a curtain. The forest was kept.
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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