Yodo River

Yodo River

Japanese  Yodo-gawa, 

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

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