Takahashi River

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Takahashi River
Takahashi River near Kiyone Station.jpg
Takahashi River near Kiyone Station in Okayama Prefecture
Origin Okayama Prefecture, with tributaries in Hiroshima Prefecture
Mouth Inland Sea
Basin countries Japan
Length 111 km (69 mi)
Source elevation 1,188 m (3,898 ft)
Mouth elevation 0
Avg. discharge 64 m3/s (2,260 cu ft/s)
Basin area 2,670 km2 (1,031 sq mi)

The Takahashi River (高梁川 Takahashi-gawa?) is a major river in the western part of Okayama Prefecture, and acts as the main drainage for the Takahashi River Drainage System, and is one of the three main drainage rivers in Okayama Prefecture (the others being the Yoshii River and the Asahi River).


The Takahashi River originates from Akechi Pass near Hanamiyama in Tottori Prefecture, 1,188 m (3,898 ft) above sea level. It flows through the cities of Niimi, Takahashi, Sōja, and Kurashiki, eventually flowing into the Mizushimanada area of the Inland Sea. The mouth is located between the Mizushima and Tamashima areas of Kurashiki. Reconstruction and repairs in 1907 created the eastern and western branches of the Takahashi River.

Major tributaries[edit]