Asian River Restoration Network (ARRN)

The Asian River Restoration Network was established in Nov. 2006 to support the exchange of information relating to environmental restoration of rivers and watersheds. JRRN has a role of ARRN secretariat currently.

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Contact us (Secretariat)

Lofty Chuoh Bldg., 7th Flr.

17-24, Shinkawa 1cho-me, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033, JAPAN

Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration
Tel: +81-3-6228-3860
Fax: +81-3-3523-0640


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Restoration of Shingashi River (Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture)

Since the beginning of the Edo Period, ships have sailed Shingasi River transporting people and goods and it also served the cultural role of connecting Kawagoe and Edo closely. However, such a role was weakened along with the opening of the railways. Also the volume of the river water became insufficient due to river improvement work for flood prevention. Thus, transportation by ship was discontinued in the beginning of the Showa Period.
Today, there is an attempt to revive transportation by ship on Shingasi River to promote tourism, and a social experiment of transportation by ship for tourists is being conducted in the water area near streets with the atmosphere of Edo in central Kawagoe City.


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