Kyū-Yodo River

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Kyū-Yodo River
Kyu-Yodo River.svg
Origin Yodo River, at Kema Lock
34°43′15″N 135°30′59″E / 34.72083°N 135.51639°E / 34.72083; 135.51639
Mouth Osaka Bay, at Tempozan
34°39′31″N 135°25′51″E / 34.65861°N 135.43083°E / 34.65861; 135.43083Coordinates: 34°39′31″N 135°25′51″E / 34.65861°N 135.43083°E / 34.65861; 135.43083
Basin countries Osaka City, Japan
Length 13.83km
Mouth elevation 0m

The Kyū-Yodo River (旧淀川 Kyū-Yodo-gawa?) was the main stream of the Yodo River before 1907, when the current (new) Yodo River was constructed by a normalisation project. Now called the Kyū-Yodo River, it is a major waterway in central Osaka and the main drainage of Neyagawa river.

The name Kyū-Yodo river means former Yodo river in Japanese.

Subdivisions[edit]

Map of the Dojima River section of the then-Yodo River around 1570

The name Kyū-Yodo River is a geological name, locally it is called by subdivision names. From the source to the mouth, it is named as follows:

Ōkawa (river)[edit]

This is the name for the section from the Kema Lock to the Tenjimbashi (bridge); the Japanese name is Ōkawa (大川).

Dōjima River[edit]

Dojima River

This is the name for the section from the Tenjimbashi (bridge) to the Funatsubashi (bridge) along the north shore of Nakanoshima Island; the Japanese name is Dōjima-gawa (堂島川).

Tosabori River[edit]

This is the name for the section from the Tenjimbashi (bridge) to the Funatsubashi (bridge) along the south shore of Nakanoshima Island; the Japanese name is Tosabori-gawa (土佐堀川).

Ajigawa (river)[edit]

This is the name for the section from the Funatsubashi (bridge) to Tempōzan, Osaka Bay; the Japanese name is Aji-gawa (安治川).

Points of interest[edit]

Points of interest from the source to the mouth.

Kita ward, Miyakojima ward
Kita ward, Chūō ward
Fukushima ward, Kita ward, Nishi ward
Konohana ward, Minato ward

Access[edit]

For Nakanoshima area, each station of Keihan Nakanoshima Line is nearest. For Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Tempōzan, Metro Ōsakakō Station is nearest.