難波の南蛮、戎橋の夷。

Follow the river home.

Just some interesting little places I dropped by while cycling around the city after some important errands.

Fujita-tei, the former estate of a 19th-century businessman and baron, the first of a new breed of industrialists and entrepreneurs to be granted peerage under a system of titles established by the Meiji imperial system.  The garden opens and closes sporadically, so I’ve never seen it before.  But when it’s open, it’s free.

Now how's THAT for a public park?

Now how’s THAT for a public park?

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Not actually Fujita-tei, but part of the always-open river park outside.

Not actually Fujita-tei, but part of the always-open river park outside.

 

North upriver from there is the spot where the old Yodo river separates from the new Yodo.  The water control facilities are pretty modern, but the original canals remain too, used from the 1900s through the 70s.

The locks for the old shipping channel.

The locks for the old shipping channel.

 

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The old flow channels.

 

And for comparison, the new flow channels.

And for comparison, the new flow channels.

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One response

  1. lordkelvin54

    Wish I was taking a cycling tour!

    April 11, 2014 at 7:28 AM

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