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Keage Incline, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
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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  • Men of old times were great. Making the digging a tunnel through the water from Lake Biwa to waterways or grind and let water through a bridge. And carry the ship to roll pulley slope, here was a place where you can experience the technical history that water. I now understand its greatness previously was little studied. It is recommended to keage station, when I went to Eikan Temple goes here.
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  • Said cherry goes on and on both sides of odds and ends. In a great cherry blossom April during Cherry's head on both sides cherry, the middle ones wow people passage filled with was.
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  • Keage station from to hyuga Daijingu shrine, up an incline intact along the line went to nanzen-JI. Incline that use the old ship and carried as far as upstream facilities obsolete. The Biwa Lake Canal was still water flowed to the city, with a great atmosphere.
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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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