Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Yodo River

Japanese �Yodo-gawa,� river, central western Honshu, Japan. The Yodo is the sole outlet of Lake Biwa, the country's largest freshwater lake, from which it issues in a southwesterly direction to Osaka Bay, connecting the Kyoto Basin with the Osaka Plain. It was a major means of transportation and communication during the Tokugawa period (1603 - 1867). The river is dammed for hydroelectricity and


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