Yasu River

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Yasu River
Yasu River park.jpg
A riverside park along the Yasu River between Moriyama and Yasu.
Native name野洲川
Location
CountryJapan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSuzuka Mountains
Mouth 
 • location
Lake Biwa
Length65.25 km (40.54 mi)
Basin size387 km2 (149 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemYodo River

The Yasu River (野洲川, Yasu-gawa) is located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan; it is the largest river to flow into Lake Biwa. It rises from Mount Gozaisho and flows through Kōka, Konan, Rittō, Moriyama and Yasu. It forked at the lower reaches and made a delta region, but they were combined in 1979.

History[edit]

The Tōkaidō, one of the Edo Five Routes which connected east and west Japan during the Edo period, paralleled the river. Post towns along the river included Tsuchiyama-juku, Minakuchi-juku and Ishibe-juku. The Yasu River also crossed the Nakasendō, another one of the Edo Five Routes, separating Moriyama-juku and Musa-juku.

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Media related to Yasu River at Wikimedia Commons 35°07′24″N 135°58′25″E / 35.123315°N 135.973556°E / 35.123315; 135.973556Coordinates: 35°07′24″N 135°58′25″E / 35.123315°N 135.973556°E / 35.123315; 135.973556 (mouth)