Abukuma River has become a tourist spot because of the famous ducks and swans seen during cold weather and many visitors including us visits the place to enjoy. It was a delight for Wakaba to have seen ducks and swans for the first time and we let her try to feed the birds some duck-friendly food but when they came for food, my lil Wakaba was afraid of them. I know... what an insane amount of ducks and swans and is overcrowded, too lol!
Happy fleet of ducks and swans put a smile on Wakaba's face!
The Abukuma River (阿武隈川, Abukuma gawa?), with a length of 234 km, is the second longest river in the Tōhoku region of Japan and the 6th longest river in Japan. It runs through Fukushima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture, rising from springs in the peaks of the Nasu Mountains, collecting water from tributaries leaving the Ōu Mountains and the Abukuma Highlands (阿武隈高地, Abukuma-kōchi?), then emptying into the Pacific Ocean as a major river. It has a 5,390 km² area watershed, and about 1.2 million people live along its basin.
The Abukuma River flows north through Fukushima Prefecture's Nakadōri region, past the cities of Shirakawa, Sukagawa, Kōriyama, Nihonmatsu and Fukushima. The portion of the river flowing between Nihonmatsu and Fukushima forms a deep ravine called Horaikyo. Crossing the northern edge of the long but low Abukuma hills, the Abukuma River then flows into Miyagi Prefecture, past the city of Kakuda and between Iwanuma and Watari before reaching the Pacific. Abukuma has a tributary called the Ara River.
Crowd of onlookers
To be with my Wakaba is one of my life's sweetest pleasures ^_^
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