The Keage Incline was an inclined railway system on the Lake Biwa Canal, once a flourishing water transport route. Extreme differences in elevation between sections of the canal resulted in swift currents that boats were unable to navigate, so entire boats were loaded onto special cradles and pulled up and down the Incline on the rails.
After water transportation fell into decline, the Incline was discontinued in 1948, but now, the wonders of VR technology have brought it back to life!
Travel back in time about 100 years and watch a boat climbing the hill on your smartphone or other mobile device. Imagine how this scene must have surprised the people of the Meiji Period.
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