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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto travel itinerary planner.
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  • I'd be surprised but I think for the first time came, what facilities would be once the waterway at the on line on a ship, logistics have been. Street incline, along the water for building waterway nanzen-JI is a favorite point of Kyoto.
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  • 喜歡散步的人,可以規劃向北經南禪寺,沿哲學之道到銀閣寺的行程。 附近的的琵琶湖疏水紀念館可以幫助對這段鐵道有更充分的了解。 
  • Come early because it is a popular sakura viewing spot. We walked from the Philosopher's Path to Keage Incline and the view was fantastic. There's several people doing photoshoots in the area. It is a...  more »
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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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