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Tanegashima Rivers

Tanegashima has quite a few rivers compliments of the copious amounts of rain the island receives throughout the year. Although numerous, the longest rivers top out at about 10 kilometers.

A ridge, which basically runs the length of the island from North to South provides the elevation necessary for these rivers to form, most of which run all the way to the coast.
River Map

The key to the map is as follows:

Horizontal Black Lines - These denote the approximate coastal boundaries of:
    * Nishinoomote city to the north
    * Nakatane town in the middle
    * Minamitane town to the south

Vertical Black Lines - These denote the approximate boundaries of east and west used on this map.

Red Numbers - These show the approximate locations of rivers on Tanegashima.
River Names

What are the names of all these rivers?....good question. The following is a list of some of the larger rivers on the island. At some point these names will be matched up with the numbers on the map.
West Coast Rivers

Nishinoomote

甲女川 Koumegawa
浜之町川 Hamanochougawa

Nakatane

脇之川 Wakinogawa
大渡瀬川 Oowatarisegawa
苦浜川 Kuhamagawa

Minamitane

島間川 Shimamagawa
大川川 Ookawagawa
East Coast Rivers

Nishinoomote

湊川 Minatogawa
西京川 Saikyougawa
安納川 Annougawa
川脇川 Kouwakigawa
大川田川 Ookawadagawa
早稲田川 Wasedagawa

Nakatane

向井川 Mukaigawa
沸川 Niegawa or Takigawa
熊野川 Kumanogawa
阿嶽川 Kumatakegawa

Minamitane

大浦川 Oouragawa
阿武鋤川 Abusukigawa
宮瀬川 Miyasegawa
郡川 Kourigawa
鹿鳴川 Shikanakigawa
River Finder

A comprehensive list of the main rivers on the island will be added eventually. For now use this Google map to locate island rivers.

Click "View larger map" to utilize additional features. The full size map opens in a new tab.

Then mouse over the "Layers" button on the larger map to access the additional features.
Tanegashima
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