Takase River

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Takase River
The Takase River in central Kyoto
Native name 高瀬川
Country Japan
Physical characteristics
Main source Kamo River
River mouth Uji River
Length 9.7 km (6.0 mi)

The Takase River (高瀬川, Takase-gawa) is a canal in Kyoto, Japan. It rises from Nijō-Kiyamachi, going along Kiyamachi Street, and meets the Uji River at Fushimi port. The canal crosses with the Kamo River on the way. Today the south half is not connected with Kamo River.


It was dug by Suminokura Ryōi in 1611, during the Edo period, to transport various goods and resources in the center of Kyoto. It made a great contribution to development of the city and economic growth at that time.

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35°00′44″N 135°46′12″E / 35.012329°N 135.769986°E / 35.012329; 135.769986Coordinates: 35°00′44″N 135°46′12″E / 35.012329°N 135.769986°E / 35.012329; 135.769986 (Takasegawa Ichino-Funairi, 高瀬川一之船入, Japanese national memorial, 1st port near Nijō-Kiyamachi)
34°58′23″N 135°45′52″E / 34.97319°N 135.764444°E / 34.97319; 135.764444 (Takase River flows into Kamo River)
34°55′17″N 135°45′12″E / 34.921473°N 135.753458°E / 34.921473; 135.753458 (Shin-Takase River flows into Uji River)