Gōnokawa River

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Gōnokawa River
Tomoe bridge Miyoshi.jpg
The Tomoe Bridge over the Basen River in Miyoshi
Native name 江の川 / ごうのかわ
Country Japan
Basin features
Main source Mount Asa
1,218 m (3,996 ft)
River mouth Gōtsu
Basin size 3,870 km2 (1,490 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 194 km (121 mi)
  • Average rate:
    75.1 m3/s (2,650 cu ft/s)

The Gōnokawa River (江の川 ごうのかわ?, Gōnokawa) is a river that runs through Hiroshima and Shimane prefectures in Japan. It is the largest river in the Chūgoku region. It is also called the Gōgawa River (江川|ごうかわ) and, in Hiroshima, the Enokawa River (可愛川).[1]

River communities[edit]

The river passes through or borders the following communities:

Hiroshima Prefecture
Kitahiroshima, Akitakata, Miyoshi
Shimane Prefecture
Ōnan, Misato, Kawamoto, Gōtsu


  1. ^ "江の川" [Gōnokawa River]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 173191044. dlc 2009238904. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 

Coordinates: 35°01′32″N 132°13′37″E / 35.02556°N 132.22694°E / 35.02556; 132.22694