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Sleek racing row boats and traditional yakata picnic boats on upper right
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View of Seta River race course, Karahashi Bridge on far left. Tokyo vs. Kyoto Univ. Regatta
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Alumni race starting at Seta no Karahashi Bridge
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Seta Karahashi Bridge
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Race course at the head of Seta River where it meets Lake Biwa. 1000-meter course with 6 lanes.
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View of Seta River race course from Karahashi Bridge
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Rowed all the way to Seta Karahashi Bridge and the shinkansen tracks. It was my first time rowing on a racing boat, and not too difficult even for a beginner.
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Todai and Kyodai coming round the bend
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Kyoto Univ. goes on to win the main race of the day in 10 min. 11 sec., over 20 sec. ahead of Todai.
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Evening Glow at Seta from his "Omi Hakkei" (Eight Views of Omi) series.
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Evening Glow at Seta from his "Omi Hakkei" (Eight Views of Omi) series.
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Seta no Karahashi Bridge and Seta River 瀬田の唐橋
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Gallery Karahashi is a fine-art rental gallery near Seta Karahashi Bridge ギャラリー唐橋
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Entrance to Seta Karahashi Bridge, west end. MAP
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Crossing Seta Karahashi Bridge
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Sinking yakata-bune boat
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Seta Karahashi Bridge
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Seta River seen from Seta Karahashi Bridge
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Seta Karahashi Bridge
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Seta Karahashi Bridge, east end
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Seta no Karahashi Bridge, one of the Eight Views of Omi ( Omi Hakkei )
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"Karahashi Bridge at Seta"
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Seta Karahashi Bridge crossing Seta River is a historically famous bridge.
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Seta Karahashi Bridge from east end
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Legend of Seta Karahashi Bridge with Fujiwara Hidesato who killed the giant centipede on Mt. Mikami.
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Legend of Seta Karahashi Bridge about Fujiwara Hidesato who killed the giant centipede on Mt. Mikami.
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Seta Riverbank
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Seta Riverbank and shinkansen bullet train
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Dock for Setagawa River boat cruise in Otsu.
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Setagawa River boat cruise modeled after the Ichiban-Maru paddlewheel steamboat which cruised on Lake Biwa in the 19th century. In operation during warmer months from Ishiyama-dera port and stopping at Nango Aqua Biwa and Seta-no-karahashi ports.
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The Seta are is also accessible by bus.
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Seta River, Shiga Pref. 瀬田川
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Seta River is very scenic as you leave Lake Biwa.
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Small shells along the river
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Seta Castle ruins 瀬田城跡
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Gate to Seta Castle, Otsu, Shiga Pref. 瀬田城跡
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Gate to Seta Castle ruins 瀬田城跡
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Seta Castle site
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Seta Castle site
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Seta Castle site
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Seta Castle site
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Seta Castle site
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Seta Castle site
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Seta Castle garden
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Seta Castle garden
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Seta Castle garden
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Seta Castle stone lantern
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Seta Castle stone lantern
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Seta Castle stone lantern
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Seta Castle stone lantern
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Seta Castle site
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Near Seta Karahashi Bridge is Ryuogu Hidesato-sha Shrine (龍王宮・秀郷社). Worships the Dragon King and Fujiwara Hidesato who killed the giant centipede on Mt. Mikami.
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Bishamonten Temple
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Bishamonten Temple
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Near the head of Seta River
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JR Tokaido Line train tracks crossing Seta River
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JR Tokaido Line train tracks crossing Seta River
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Seta River and reeds
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Seta River
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Seta River and reeds
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Karahashi-mae Station on the Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line is the closest station to Seta-no-Karahashi Bridge.
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Ishiyama Station on the Keihan Line and JR Tokaido Line.
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During early or mid-April, you can see cherry blossoms while walking from the station to the Ishiyama-dera along the Seta River.
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Cherry blossoms along Seta River in Otsu, Lake Biwa's only outflowing river.
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View of Seta River in spring from Ishiyama-dera. Ahead is Lake Biwa.
     
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