Nishiki River

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Nishiki River
Tenshu of Iwakuni Castle, Kintaikyo Bridge and Nishikigawa River from Garyubashi Bridge 3.jpg
Remote view of Kintai Bridge and Iwakuni Castle
Physical characteristics
 - locationShūnan, Yamaguchi, Japan
 - location
Seto Inland Sea
Length110 km (68 mi)
Basin size885 km2 (342 sq mi)

The Nishiki River (錦川, Nishiki-gawa) is a 110 km long river, the longest in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The Nishiki is the main river in a larger system measuring 331.8 km in total. The government of Japan classifies it as a second-class river system. The Nishiki River system drains an area of 884.2 km².

The Nishiki River has its source in the city of Shūnan. At its mouth in the part of the city of Iwakuni that was formerly the separate town of Nishiki, it drains into the Inland Sea.

Dams on the Nishiki include the Kōdō and the Sugano.


This article incorporates material from the article 錦川 (Nishiki-gawa) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 11, 2008.

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