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Cherry Blossoms at Keage Incline

Spring beauty at the end of Lake Biwa Canal

Keage Incline lies at the Kyoto end of Biwako Canal, and was an important transport route between Kyoto and Lake Biwa during the Meiji Era. A short rail system was constructed here to move boats over the change in level between Biwako Canal and the canal along Niomon-Dori. These days it is a tourist attraction, especially when the cherry trees are blooming in spring. If you are interested in the history of the canal there is a free museum behind the old red brick building nearby. Also Nanzenji and the old red brick aqueduct are nearby.

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