Kano River

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Kano River
Kano river Numazu.jpg
Kano River at Numazu
Native name 狩野川
Country Japan
Basin features
Main source Amagi Mountains
2,000 m (6,600 ft)
River mouth Suruga Bay
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 853 km2 (329 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 46 km (29 mi)
  • Average rate:
    17.88 m3/s (631 cu ft/s)

The Kano River (狩野川?, Kano-gawa) is a 1st class river in Shizuoka Prefecture of central Japan. It is 46 kilometres (29 mi) long and has a watershed of 853 square kilometres (329 sq mi).

The Kano River rises from Mount Amagi in central Izu Peninsula and follows a generally northern path into Suruga Bay at Numazu. The Izu Peninsula is characterized by heavy rainfall, and the Kano River has a steep gradient with rapid flow and is prone to flooding. During a powerful typhoon in September 1958 (later designated the "Kanogawa Typhoon"), the river caused heavy damage to towns along its banks, resulting in 1269 deaths.

The Jōren Falls, one of Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls is located in the upper reaches of the Kano River.

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35°04′47″N 138°51′17″E / 35.079645°N 138.854833°E / 35.079645; 138.854833Coordinates: 35°04′47″N 138°51′17″E / 35.079645°N 138.854833°E / 35.079645; 138.854833 (confluence with Ibi River)