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These are the Rivers of Japan.

Hokkaidō

There are 316 rivers in Hokkaidō.

List of rivers in Hokkaidō by length

The following table is a list of rivers of Hokkaidō by length.

River Length
Ishikari (石狩川 Ishikari-gawa) 268 kilometres (167 mi)
Teshio (天塩川 Teshio-gawa) 256 kilometres (159 mi)
Tokachi (十勝川 Tokachi-gawa) 156 kilometres (97 mi)
Kushiro (釧路川 Kushiro-gawa) 154 kilometres (96 mi)
Yūbari (夕張川 Yūbari-gawa) 136 kilometres (85 mi)
Mu (鵡川 Mu-kawa) 135 kilometres (84 mi)
Shiribetsu (尻別川 Shiribetsu-gawa) 126 kilometres (78 mi)
Tokoro (常呂川 Tokoro-gawa) 120 kilometres (75 mi)
Abashiri (網走川 Abashiri-gawa) 115 kilometres (71 mi)
Chitose (千歳川 Chitose-gawa) 108 kilometres (67 mi)
Saru (沙流川 Saru-gawa) 104 kilometres (65 mi)
Akan (阿寒川 Akan-gawa) 98 kilometres (61 mi)
Yūbetsu (湧別川 Yūbetsu-gawa) 87 kilometres (54 mi)
Shokotsu (渚滑川 Shokotsu-gawa) 84 kilometres (52 mi)
Niikappu (新冠川 Niikappu-gawa) 80 kilometres (50 mi)
Shiribeshi-Toshibetsu (後志利別川 Shiribeshi-Toshibetsu-gawa) 80 kilometres (50 mi)
Shibetsu (標津川 Shibetsu-gawa) 78 kilometres (48 mi)
Toyohira (豊平川 Toyohira-gawa) 72.5 kilometres (45.0 mi)
Shizunai (静内川 Shizunai-gawa) 69.9 kilometres (43.4 mi)
Rumoi (留萌川 Rumoi-gawa) 44 kilometres (27 mi)
Koetoi (声問川 Koetoi-gawa) 41.9 kilometres (26.0 mi)
Mitsuishi (三石川 Mitsuishi-gawa) 31.6 kilometres (19.6 mi)
Makomanai (真駒内川 Makomanai-gawa) 21 kilometres (13 mi)
Anano (穴の川 Ana-no-kawa) 9.4 kilometres (5.8 mi)
Bifue (美笛川 Bifue-gawa)
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List of class 1 rivers in Hokkaidō

The following is a list of the 15 first class rivers (1級河川) under management by the Hokkaidō Regional Development Bureau (北海道開発局 Hōkaihatsukyoku):

  • Abashiri River
  • Ishikari River
  • Koetoi River
  • Kushiro River
  • Mu River
  • Rumoi River
  • Saru River
  • Shibetsu River
  • Shiribeshi-Toshibetsu River
  • Shiribetsu River
  • Shokotsu River
  • Teshio River
  • Tokachi River
  • Tokoro River
  • Yūbetsu River

Honshu

Tōhoku Region

First class rivers under the control of Tohoku Regional Bureau (東北地方整備局)

  • Iwaki River (岩木川) - Aomori
  • Takase River 高瀬川 - Aomori
  • Mabechi River (馬淵川) - Iwate, Aomori
  • Kitakami River (北上川) - Iwate, Miyagi
  • Naruse River (鳴瀬川) - Miyagi
  • Natori River (名取川) - Miyagi
  • Abukuma River (阿武隈川) - Miyagi, Fukushima
  • Yoneshiro River (米代川) - Akita, Iwate
  • Omono River (雄物川) - Akita
  • Koyoshi River (子吉川) - Akita
  • Mogami River (最上川) - Yamagata
  • Aka River (赤川) - Yamagata

Second class river

  • Oirase River (奥入瀬川)

Hokuriku region

First-class rivers under the control of Hokuriku Regional Bureau (北陸地方整備局)

  • Ara River (荒川) - Yamagata, Niigata
  • Agano River (阿賀野川) - Hukushima, Gunma, Niigata
  • Shinano River (信濃川) - Nagano, Gunma, Niigata
  • Seki River (関川) - Nagano, Niigata
  • Hime River (姫川) - Nagano, Niigata
  • Kurobe River (黒部川) - Toyama
  • Jōganji River (常願寺川) - Toyama
  • Jinzū River (神通川) - Gifu, Toyama
  • Shō River (庄川) - Gifu, Toyama
  • Oyabe River (小矢部川) - Ishikawa, Toyama
  • Tedori River (手取川) - Ishikawa
  • Kakehashi River (梯川) - Ishikawa

Chūbu region

Rivers that flow into the Sea of Japan:

  • Agano-gawa (阿賀野川) - Niigata, Fukushima, Gunma
  • Shinano-gawa (信濃川) or Chikuma-gawa (千曲川) - longest of Japan
  • Seki-kawa (関川) - Nagano, Niigata
  • Hime-kawa (姫川) - Nagano, Niigata
  • Kurobe-gawa (黒部川) - Toyama
  • Jōganji-gawa (常願寺川) - Toyama
  • Jinzū-gawa (神通川) - Gifu, Toyama
  • Shō-gawa (庄川) - Gifu, Toyama
  • Oyabe-gawa (小矢部川) - Toyama, Ishikawa
  • Tedori-gawa (手取川) - Ishikawa
  • Kuzuryū-gawa (九頭竜川) - Gifu, Fukui

Rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean:

  • Fuji-kawa (富士川) - Nagano, Yamanashi, Shizuoka
  • Abe-kawa (安倍川) - Shizuoka
  • Ōi-gawa (大井川) - Shizuoka
  • Tenryū-gawa (天竜川) - Nagano, Aichi, Shizuoka
  • Toyo-gawa (豊川) - Aichi
  • Yahagi-gawa (矢作川) - Nagano, Gifu, Aichi
  • Shōnai-gawa (庄内川) - Gifu, Aichi
  • Kiso-gawa (木曽川) - Nagano, Gifu, Aichi, Mie
  • Nagara-gawa (長良川) - Gifu, Aichi, Mie
  • Ibi-gawa (揖斐川) -Gifu, Mie
  • Kushida-gawa (櫛田川) - Mie
  • Miya-gawa (宮川) - Mie

First class rivers under control of Chubu Regional Bureau (中部地方整備局)

  • Kano-gawa 狩野川 - Shizuoka
  • Abe-kawa 安倍川 - Shizuoka
  • Ōi-gawa 大井川 - Shizuoka
  • Kiku-gawa 菊川 - Shizuoka
  • Tenryū-gawa 天竜川 - Nagano, Aichi, Shizuoka
  • Toyo-gawa 豊川 - Aichi
  • Yahagi-gawa 矢作川 - Nagano, Gifu, Aichi
  • Shōnai-gawa 庄内川 - Gifu, Aichi
  • Kiso-gawa 木曽川 - Nagano, Gifu, Shiga, Aichi, Mie
  • Suzuka-gawa 鈴鹿川 - Mie
  • Kumozu-gawa 雲出川 - Mie
  • Kushida-gawa 櫛田川 - Mie
  • Miya-gawa 宮川 - Mie

Kansai

The first class rivers under the control of Kinki Regional Bureau (近畿地方整備局)

  • Kuzuryu-gawa 九頭竜川
  • Kita-gawa 北川 - Shiga, Fukui
  • Yura-gawa ja:由良川 - Hyogo, Kyoto
  • Yodo-gawa (淀川), Seta-gawa (瀬田川) or Uji-gawa (宇治川)
    • Yasu-gawa (野洲川)
    • Katsura-gawa (桂川), Hozu-gawa (保津川) or Ōi-gawa (大堰川)
    • Kamo-gawa (鴨川)
    • Kizu-gawa (木津川)
    • Dōton-bori (道頓堀)
  • Yamato-gawa (大和川) - Nara, Osaka
  • Maruyama-gawa (円山川) - Hyogo
  • Kako-gawa (加古川) - Hyogo
  • Ibo-gawa (揖保川) - Hyogo
  • Ki-no-kawa (紀ノ川, 紀の川) - Nara, Wakayama
  • Yamato-gawa (大和川) - Nara, Osaka
  • Kumano-gawa (熊野川) or Shingu-gawa (新宮川)- Nara, Mie, Wakayama

The second class river

  • Muko-gawa (武庫川)

Chūgoku

First class rivers under control of Chugoku Regional Bureau (中国地方整備局)

  • Sendai River (千代川) - Tottori
  • Tenjin River (天神川) - Tottori
  • Hino River (日野川) - Tottori
  • Hii River (斐伊川) - Shimane, Tottori
  • Gō-no-kawa, or Gō-gawa (江の川, 江川) - Hiroshima, Shimane
  • Takatsu River (高津川) - Shimane
  • Yoshii River 吉井川 - Okayama
  • Asahi River 旭川 - Okayama
  • Takahashi River (高梁川) - Hiroshima, Okayama
  • Ashida River 芦田川 - Okayama, Hiroshima
  • Ōta-gawa (太田川) - Hiroshima
  • Ose River 小瀬川 - Hiroshima, Yamaguchi
  • Saba River 佐波川 - Yamaguchi

Shikoku

First class rivers under control of Shikoku Regional Bureau (四国地方整備局)

  • Yoshino-gawa (吉野川) - Kochi, Ehime, Tokushima, Kagawa
  • Naka-gawa 那賀川 - Tokushima
  • Doki-gawa 土器川 - Kagawa
  • Shigenobu-gawa 重信川 - Ehime
  • Hiji-kawa ja:肱川 - Ehime
  • Monobe-kawa 物部川 - Kochi 6
  • Niyodo-gawa 仁淀川 - Ehime, Kochi
  • Shimanto-gawa (四万十川) - Ehime, Kochi

Kyūshū

First class rivers under control of Kyushu Regional Bureau (九州地方整備局)

  • Onga-gawa 遠賀川 - Fukuoka
  • Yamakuni-gawa 山国川 - Oita, Fukuoka
  • Chikugo-gawa (筑後川) - Kumamoto, Oita, Fukuoka, Saga
  • Yabe-gawa 矢部川 - Fukuoka
  • Matsuura-gawa 松浦川 - Saga
  • Rokkaku-gawa 六角川 - Saga
  • Kase-gawa 嘉瀬川 - Saga
  • Honmyo-gawa 本明川 - Nagasaki
  • Kikuchi-gawa 菊池川 - Kumamoto
  • Shira-kawa 白川 - Kumamoto
  • Midori-gawa 緑川 - Kumamoto
  • Kuma-gawa (球磨川) - Kumamoto
  • Ōita-gawa 大分川 - Ōita
  • Oono-gawa 大野川 - Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Ōita
  • Banjo-gawa 番匠川 - Ōita
  • Gokase-gawa 五ヶ瀬川 - Kumamoto, Ōita, Miyazaki
  • Omaru-gawa 小丸川 - Miyazaki
  • Ōyodo-gawa 大淀川 - Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki
  • Sendai-gawa 川内川 - Miyazaki, Kagoshima
  • Kimotsuki-gawa 肝属川, 肝付川 - Kagoshima

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