Yasu River
A riverside park along the Yasu River between Moriyama and Yasu.
Native name野洲川  (Japanese)
Location
CountryJapan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSuzuka Mountains
Mouth 
 • location
Lake Biwa
Length65.25 km (40.54 mi)
Basin size387 km2 (149 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemYodo River

The Yasu River (野洲川, Yasu-gawa) is located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan; it is the largest river to flow into Lake Biwa. It rises from Mount Gozaisho and flows through Kōka, Konan, Rittō, Moriyama and Yasu. It forked at the lower reaches and made a delta region, but they were combined in 1979.

History

The Tōkaidō, one of the Edo Five Routes which connected east and west Japan during the Edo period, paralleled the river. Post towns along the river included Tsuchiyama-juku, Minakuchi-juku and Ishibe-juku. The Yasu River also crossed the Nakasendō, another one of the Edo Five Routes, separating Moriyama-juku and Musa-juku.

References

Media related to Yasu River at Wikimedia Commons 35°07′24″N 135°58′25″E / 35.123315°N 135.973556°E / 35.123315; 135.973556Coordinates: 35°07′24″N 135°58′25″E / 35.123315°N 135.973556°E / 35.123315; 135.973556 (mouth)