You would not expect to see this huge brick aqueduct crossing the temple grounds of Nanzen-ji in Kyoto. The aqueduct is called Suirokaku Water Bridge and was built during the Meiji period (1868 - 1912). It was used to bring fresh water and goods from Lake Biwa located in the Shiga Prefecture to Kyoto. These days the canal is still an important water resource for the city.
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