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Osaka - City of River and Bridges
It is said that Tokyo is a city of 808 towns, Kyoto as a city of 808 temples,
and Osaka as a city of 808 bridges.
No one believes there are 808 bridges in Osaka and the actual number
is approximately 200. Many of them remains as the name of the places.
In the Edo era, most of the bridges were built by Osakan merchants
by their own money as Edo governmental office has built only few bridges in Osaka.
Osaka has so many beautiful bridges from a point of architectural view
and those can be enjoyed during a cruising on a river boat "Aqualiner"
which departes from the pier right across from Hotel New Otani Osaka.
Especially in April, pretty cherry flowers along the river make the river side scenery most beautiful and enjoyable.