JRA Ritto Training Center 栗東トレーニング・センター


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Since 1969, the government-run Japan Racing Association (JRA) has trained jockeys and race horses in Ritto. It offers free tours of this large, impressive facility on Sunday afternoons and early Wednesday mornings. These photos were taken on the Sunday tour. More about Ritto here. MAP

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Tumuli 古墳


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Ritto is dotted with numerous ancient tumuli. Painstaking work is being conducted to unearth and clean ancient artifacts. There is even an archeaological museum next to the Wada Tumuli, a group of small tumuli. MAP

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History/Nature Walk 歴史・自然ハイキング


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Ritto tourist pamphlets show a map of a history and nature walk from Tehara Station taking you to see the History Museum, nature forest, Mt. Anyoji, tumuli, etc. You don't need to walk much of the route drawn on the map (take a bus instead). And there are very few signs showing the way to the sights. Mt. Anyoji has no legible signs nor map. MAP

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Daiho Jinja 大宝神社


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Dedicated to Susano-O no Mikoto, this shrine is a short walk from JR Ritto Station. MAP

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Other Sights


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Other pictures of Ritto city.

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