This water comes from Lake Biwa through many tunnels. And here in Kyoto it is used as drinking water and electricity. Look the water gate bihind Sakura, there is a power station.
Jikkokubune Boat Ride
Jikkoku bune Boat Ride leave at Nanzenji pear.
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