- The Keage Incline was a railway built for transporting boats between the upstream Keage Boat Reservoir and downstream Nanzenji Boat Reservoir on the Lake Biwa Canal. When it opened in 1891, it was the world’s longest incline railway, and today, it has been designated a cultural treasure of Japan.
- Cherry trees have been planted along both sides of the railway, creating a pink tunnel of cherry blossoms in the spring, followed by the cool shade of thick green leaves during summer. Located nearby, the Suirokaku Aqueduct and Nanzenji Temple are also great places to visit.
- Shinobu Nakai
- Makoto Ito