Meguro River
Meguro River near Naka Meguro
Location
CountryJapan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationConfluence of the Kitazawa and Karasuyama tributaries, Tokyo, Japan
Mouth 
 • location
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Tokyo Bay
Length7.82 km (4.86 mi)
Basin size45.8 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

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

Gallery

  • Source of the Meguro River at Setagaya
    Source of the Meguro River at Setagaya
  • Meguro River, pedestrian path approaching Ōhashi, Meguro
    Meguro River, pedestrian path approaching Ōhashi, Meguro
  • Meguro River and Ōhashi Junction
    Meguro River and Ōhashi Junction
  • Meguro River and cherry-blossom trees in Spring 2014
    Meguro River and cherry-blossom trees in Spring 2014
  • Meguro River at Ōsaki, Shinagawa
    Meguro River at Ōsaki, Shinagawa
  • Taiko-bashi Bridge at Shimomeguro
    Taiko-bashi Bridge at Shimomeguro
  • Taiko-bashi Bridge in 1857 by Hiroshige
    Taiko-bashi Bridge in 1857 by Hiroshige

See also

References

  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