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Engineering marvel

Small, free museum definitely worth a short visit. Introductory film (with English subtitles) and... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
travelgalAvon
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Avon, Connecticut
Nice Small Museum

Kyoto has a surprising canal system, connecting Lake Biwa to the city through tunnels, canals, an... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2016
hfulghum
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“Amazing Canal Insights!”
Oct 5, 2017
“Engineering marvel”
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Located at the foot of the ramp that used to carry boats from the lower waters to the Lake Biwa Canal above, this little museum (also known as the Biwako-Sosui Museum if you are trying to find it on Google Maps) is well worth a...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Small, free museum definitely worth a short visit. Introductory film (with English subtitles) and historic photos and maps of this engineering marvel. Most written in Japanese but there is enough English to make it understandable. Air-conditioned and rest rooms make a nice break from walking...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2016

Kyoto has a surprising canal system, connecting Lake Biwa to the city through tunnels, canals, an aqueduct and a thing called the incline - imagine an escalator for boats. The Lake Biwa Canal Museum provides a very small but impressive history of the canal, along...More

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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