Meguro River

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Meguro River
Meguro River Spring 2014(2).jpg
Meguro River near Naka Meguro
Country Japan
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of the Kitazawa and Karasuyama tributaries, Tokyo, Japan
River mouth Shinagawa, Tokyo, Tokyo Bay
Length 7.82 km (4.86 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 45.8 km2 (17.7 sq mi)

The Meguro River (目黒川, Meguro-gawa) is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan. Its tributaries include the Kitazawa River and the Karasuyama River. The river flows into Tokyo Bay near the Tennōzu Isle Station.

The river is 7.82 km (4.86 mi) in length and passes through Setagaya, Meguro and Shinagawa wards.

The river banks are extensively landscaped and act as an urban green space for communities along its length. Close to the source of the river in Setagaya, the river is divided vertically between a large underground storm drain and surface level landscaped ornamental stream. At Ōhashi Junction where the river passes under the Route 246 and the Tōmei Expressway, the river re-emerges as a broader, surface level water channel.

The river is a popular venue for cherry blossom viewing in the spring.[1][2]

Access[edit]

Public transportation access to the pedestrianized riverside walking paths include (from North to South):

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meguro Net Hanami Guide". Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Locations". Japan-guide.com. Retrieved 2 April 2014.

Coordinates: 35°38′45″N 139°41′55″E / 35.645927°N 139.698611°E / 35.645927; 139.698611