Things to do
Walk along historic Keage Incline
Keage Incline/ 蹴上インクライン
The Keage Incline is a two-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line in Kyoto. This is the site of the railway that had ran from 1891 to 1948. It transported rice, sake, soy sauce and so on between Kyoto city and Lake Biwako in Shiga prefecture, next to Kyoto. Since here is a hilly area and ship didn't work, many tourists visit here when they come to Nanzenji temple, Eikando temple, or Heian shrine nearby. It's very relaxing to walk along the tracks full of greenery. As you walk do...morewn the slope from Keage, you will see a trolley and a boat reconstructed and learn a little bit history. Come here in spring the tunnel of full blooming cherry blossom will welcome you.
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Strolling with cherry blossom
Keage Incline is a famous spot for cherry blossoms. The cherry trees are like an arch, so a number of people come here. It's worth coming even in a large crowd. You'll see people busy taking pictures, on the other hand just sitting quietly on the side but still, only the art fascinates you.
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A cart with a ship
There are reconstructions of trolley and ship. It's exhibited on the way to Heian shrine. To give you an idea of what it looked like, the boat also has sake barrels on the top. English description stands nearby, looks interesting? Have a look!
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You can look at a great view
The Keage Incline has a hidden scenic point. When you get to the top of the Incline, look behind! That view makes you happy. Although the top is only a 15-minute walk from Keage Station, the path is a little rugged. Take a rest on a bench while viewing the city.
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Check a pipe
This is an actual water pipe still used in Kyoto. It is at the top of the slope. Along the keage incline is Biwako Lake Canal, the canal carries the lake water, and its water is supplied to Kyoto through this pipe. The water-filtering system is also excellent and durable, which supports their lives.
Manner & Tips
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Please do not leave trash to keep everybody relaxed. Also wear good walking shoes since it's gravel road.
|Address||339 Higashi-Komonozacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi Kyoto-fu 605-0044|
|Directions||3 minute-walk from Kyoto City Subway Keage Stn.|
|Hours||Does not close
|Closed||Does not close|
|Credit cards||No fee required|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
There are English descriptions around, so you can also learn about the history not just admiring the scenery and walking. So many famous temples and shrines are nearby drop by on the way.
|Languages spoken||Not staff at location|