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Keage Incline, Kyoto

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Historic Site
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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto travel itinerary planner.
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  • In the 4 / 8 drizzle enjoyed the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Anyway the cherry blossom tree is amazing! Now crazy to walk, press the camera's shutter. In nanzen-slipped was filled.
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  • This is the former site of incline near the subway Tozai line keage station. Cherry blossoms along the incline very pleasant, tree-lined anyway nice because it had just become the best we take a walk. You can stroll along the track is very nice.
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  • Cherry blossom season attracts plenty of visitors. Apart from early in the morning and at night, people who have incessantly felt. The philosopher's walk from South I road across the nanzen-JI, which leads to the incline and not like, regardless of season things. At quite a distance, so walking shoes!
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  • 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.
  • The sakura is stunning.
  • Historic hydrophobic lead Kyoto, Lake Biwa water and power use and distribution. Incline hydrophobic level raise from a lower ship used to transport, so to speak, is a dedicated ship's cable cars. Frank amazes me that made such large-scale facilities (including the construction of the hydrophobic) by the time of the Meiji era. Spring cherry tree is stunning, but public transportation is often crowded with major rail and ballast (split rock) have been laid, cant be underfoot is suspect. Recently many tourists from foreign countries, as well as honeymoon shooting have crowded, hard to walk. The morning is recommended as soon as possible. Mambo twist is not to be missed.
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  • End fallen cherry blossoms, cherry when I visited. Sometimes it was sunny with blue skies and the cherry more lush cherry tree leaves and blue sky shines so very beautiful. Cherry blossom season is very beautiful and can be easily guessed, but Cherry is surprisingly impressive. When the sky is Good!
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  • Walk over the history. A strange feeling. The cherry blossom season is great.
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