Shimmachi River, Tokushima

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The is a river found in the heart of Tokushima City in Tokushima Prefecture. It has the Suketō River, Tamiya River, Sako River, and Sumiyoshijima River as its tributaries.At current, the non-profit organization Shinmachi Preservation Committee is in charge of keeping the river clean and holding tours around the river via boat.HistoryDuring the Edo period the Shinmachi River was a very busy area due to the travel of boats carrying Indigo Dyeing wares, one of the main trades supporting finance in the region at the time.GeographyThe Shinmachi River runs through the middle of the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture - Tokushima City, and passes by many well known tourist spots within the city area.WaterUp until the early Shōwa period, the condition of the river was so good as to allow people to swim there during the summertime. However, in the coming years the river became increasingly polluted and thus unsuitable for swimming. Efforts in recent years to clean up the river have improved its overall condition greatly, but there still remains some sludge on the bottom of the river and it has yet to return to its former glory.Main events along the waterwayEventsThe Aibahama Park and Mizugiwai Park areas along the riverside are popular spots for events. The river itself is also used during an event each Christmas, in which people dressed in Santa suits distribute gifts to children along the riverside from atop boats. Over 3,000 presents are given out each year.
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  • Shinmachibashi on the Shinmachi River is a stylish bridge decorated with LEDs, and you can see the hot dances of the dancers in the vicinity during the Awa odori period.
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  • It takes about 8 minutes on foot from Tokushima Station to reach the river here. It is easy to understand from the station because it goes by a big main road. There is a sidewalk in the amount shame of the river here, and it is convenient for a walk. Beautiful water, so you can see a lot of creatures such as fish and birds. It is a famous river for tokushima citizens though it is not so nationally known.
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  • Is a river that flows through the center of the Tokushima city, but water is relatively clean and fish swim freely. While watching the town by boat (boat insurance fee 200 yen) operated by NPO Corporation public corporation can be 1周.
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