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Ikawazu tidal flat
137o 8.00' East 34o 39.00' North
0 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment
Wild Bird Society of Japan
Site description The site comprises of muddy flats of sandy mudstones, beaches of sand gravel, the Shimborigawa river basin and saline wetland near the mouth of the river. Seaside plants and peculiar plants adapted to salt marsh environment are seen. In the hinterland there exist ponds for cultivation of eels, farmlands and greenhouses. It is one of the foremost fishing grounds in the Mikawa Bay where laver seaweed is cultivated from winter to spring and clams are caught in spring.