Lake Biwa Bridge, Moriyama

Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto. Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry and in historical accounts of battles.NameThe name Biwako was established in the Edo period. There are various theories about the origin of the name Biwako, but it is generally believed to be so named because of the resemblance of its shape to that of a stringed instrument called the biwa. Kōsō, a learned monk of Enryaku-ji in the 14th century, gave a clue to the origin of the name Biwako in his writing: "The lake is the Pure land of the goddess Benzaiten because she lives on Chikubu Island and the shape of the lake is similar to that of the biwa, her favorite instrument."The lake was formerly known as the or the. Later the pronunciation Awaumi changed to the modern Ōmi as in the name of Ōmi Province. The lake is also called in literature.Area and useThe area of this lake is about 670 km². Small rivers drain from the surrounding mountains into Lake Biwa, and its main outlet is the Seta River, which later becomes the Uji River, combining with the Katsura and Kizu to become the Yodo River and flows into the Seto Inland Sea at Osaka Bay.
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  • When you go to a hotel across the River from Jr katada passed. I must imagine the bridge is a bridge in normal functional.
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  • ETC with no cash payment is always change without messy bridge. Than, say, initially anticipated pay period is expired long ago, should have the free bridge. Nerve still taking charge. But OMI bridge in the South was later initially promised in the current free has become. From expensive to maintain once in public bodies are to promise to scrap it's... listen, or negligent, can be said that the reason seems to be not free. You are kidding? I think heh. That and half from more than a century ago should be self-evident. Bridge itself is pretty elegant and convenient! Still taking charge, cannot set up position ETC with what? It is zero management skills?, and.
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  • Lake Biwa hoseo and Honam is holding. Large ships pass under the bridge to Central high. Ordinary car toll is 150 yen cash only wasn't ETC, inconvenient. There are graceful figure from the station at the foot of the bridge.
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  • This lake is worth visiting or at very least driving by. I enjoyed the scenic view, especially in the early morning hours.
  • Beautiful lake view....
  • Love Biwako, the north part of the lake is best.
  • A nice place for leisure with the family
  • Beautiful. I have some fond memories spending time on this lake.

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