Kyū-Yodo River

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The Kyū-Yodo River (旧淀川, Kyū-Yodo-gawa) was the main stream of the Yodo River before 1907, when the current (new) Yodo River was constructed by a normalisation project. Now called the Kyū-Yodo River, it is a major waterway in central Osaka and the main drainage of Neyagawa river.

Kyū-Yodo River
Kyu-Yodo River.svg
Location
CountryOsaka City, Japan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationYodo River, at Kema Lock
 • coordinates34°43′15″N 135°30′59″E / 34.72083°N 135.51639°E / 34.72083; 135.51639
Mouth 
 • location
Osaka Bay, at Tempozan
 • coordinates
34°39′31″N 135°25′51″E / 34.65861°N 135.43083°E / 34.65861; 135.43083Coordinates: 34°39′31″N 135°25′51″E / 34.65861°N 135.43083°E / 34.65861; 135.43083
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length13.83 km (8.59 mi)

The name Kyū-Yodo river means former Yodo river in Japanese.

SubdivisionsEdit

 
Map of the Dojima River section of the then-Yodo River around 1570

The name Kyū-Yodo River is a geological name, locally it is called by subdivision names. From the source to the mouth, it is named as follows:

Ōkawa (river)Edit

This is the name for the section from the Kema Lock to the Tenjimbashi (bridge); the Japanese name is Ōkawa (大川).

Dōjima RiverEdit

 
Dojima River

This is the name for the section from the Tenjimbashi (bridge) to the Funatsubashi (bridge) along the north shore of Nakanoshima Island; the Japanese name is Dōjima-gawa (堂島川).

Tosabori RiverEdit

This is the name for the section from the Tenjimbashi (bridge) to the Funatsubashi (bridge) along the south shore of Nakanoshima Island; the Japanese name is Tosabori-gawa (土佐堀川).

Ajigawa (river)Edit

This is the name for the section from the Funatsubashi (bridge) to Tempōzan, Osaka Bay; the Japanese name is Aji-gawa (安治川).

Points of interestEdit

Points of interest from the source to the mouth.

Kita ward, Miyakojima ward
Kita ward, Chūō ward
Fukushima ward, Kita ward, Nishi ward
Konohana ward, Minato ward

AccessEdit

For Nakanoshima area, each station of Keihan Nakanoshima Line is nearest. For Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Tempōzan, Metro Ōsakakō Station is nearest.