In the midst of lush greenery from April to May, over 500 colorful carp-shaped streamers fly over the Shimanto River. The Tokawa district of Shimanto Town is the birthplace of carp streamers over rivers which are now omnipresent across Japan. The carp streamer event over the Shimanto River has been held annually since 1974, attracting many spectators.
Tokawa, Shimanto Town, Kochi Prefecture
●Shimanto Town: 65 km from Kochi City (75 minutes by car) ●About a 110-km drive from Kochi Interchange in Kochi City → Nakatosa Interchange → Route 56 (turn left in Kubokawa) → Route 381 (in the direction of Uwajima, 400 meters from Tokawa Station) / About a 59-km ride from Nakatosa Interchange ● About a 1-hour ride from JR Kochi Station on a limited express on Shikoku Railway’s Dosan Line to JR Kubokawa Station / about a 45-minute ride from JR Kubokawa to JR Tokawa stations on Shikoku Railway’s Yodo Line ＊About 400 meters from JR Tokawa Station