源平川 (Genpei River)
The Genpei River in Mishima, Shizuoka is a little stream right in the middle of the city, made from Mt. Fuji’s spring water. It’s shallow, clear and cold so children often play in it. Some Japanese killifish, minnow, crabs, pond snails, and fireflies inhabit the stream. The city has restored parts of its waterways with stepping stones, waterwheels, little models, and other such stuff to try and evoke a nostalgic feel.