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Keage Incline, Kyoto

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Marvel at a complex work of engineering at Keage Incline, a fin-de-siècle rail system hoisting boats up and down a steep hill. Starting from a picturesque red brick aqueduct, this abandoned two-way rail line runs underneath a canopy of cherry trees, making for a surprisingly romantic hike. Check out a system of bridges, tunnels, locks, and canals disappearing into the mountain, then get closer to inspect the mounted boats and huge, many-toothed wheels. Don't miss the museum at the bottom of the hill, which explains the story of this modern Japanese marvel. Located on the Kyoto side of Lake Biwako Canal, you can reach the incline by alighting at Keage Station. Put Keage Incline on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kyoto day trip planner .
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  • On the way to the subway keage station, after exploring the nanzen-JI. There was at that time gave the boat and go up on the restoration. In was walking under the cherry trees widely.
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  • Why wouldn't become a nostalgic feeling something and walking tracks. Heartwarming and were fantastic. It would be nice to walk.
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  • After exploring the southern temple area, incline and hydrophobic Memorial came to be. Ago hydrophobic Memorial Hall, a little bit, received the information. Using Lake Biwa water and power plant building and looks thick water pipe. Modern technology has been introduced in the city of Kyoto evidence views in this area.
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  • Partly closed when I visited and seems to really o ly come to life during Sakura season
  • Interesting place to take photos because of the abandoned railway but other than that, I felt that there wasn't much that is spectacular here.
  • Keage Incline 蹴上インクライン is part of a canal and tunnel system that connects Kyoto with Lake Biwa on the other side of the mountains, the Keage Incline was used until the 1950s to transport boats between Okazaki Canal and the canals at a higher elevation. Today, the gentle slope is lined by about one hundred cherry trees.
  • Beautiful during cherry blossom season with very few tourists
  • Gorgeus park.

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