Last additions - Mt. Ibuki 伊吹山
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Gifu Station.Apr 15, 2014
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Near Omi-NagaokaApr 15, 2014
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Asahi Honen Taiko Odori dancers and Mt. Ibuki. More photos of them here.Apr 15, 2014
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Mt. Ibuki and rice paddiesApr 15, 2014
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Promenade of cherry blossoms in the middle of rice fields.Apr 15, 2014
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansen.Apr 15, 2014
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Chikara mizu or Power water.Feb 12, 2014
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Going back down on the gondola.Feb 12, 2014
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ParagliderFeb 12, 2014
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ParagliderFeb 12, 2014
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Picture of all the ski lifts and gondola. Indicates that only the gondola is operating this day.Feb 12, 2014
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The old Ibuki Kogen Hotel used as a rest house.Feb 12, 2014
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The old Ibuki Kogen Hotel.Feb 12, 2014
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Old ski lifts from the 2nd station rusting.Feb 12, 2014
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Old ski lift and run. Feb 12, 2014
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Statue of Nakayama Saijiro, principal of a high school in Kyoto who brought his students to learn how to ski on Mt. Ibuki. Erected in Sept. 1964 by the alumni of his school to mark the 50th anniversary of him starting skiing on Ibuki.Feb 12, 2014
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At the 3rd station is a statue of Nakayama Saijiro, a pioneer who spread skiing in the Kansai region via Mt. Ibuki.Feb 12, 2014
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Statue of Nakayama Saijiro at Mt. Ibuki's 3rd station.Feb 12, 2014
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View of 3rd station. Higher up the mountain are the 4th and 5th stations.Feb 12, 2014
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Approaching the 3rd station. The old Ibukiyama Kogen Hotel.Feb 12, 2014
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Going up Mt. Ibuki on the gondola.Feb 12, 2014
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Before the gondola, we had to ride at least two ski lifts to reach the 3rd station.Feb 12, 2014
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This gondola was built in 1989 to take people from the foot of the mountain directly to the 3rd station.Feb 12, 2014
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Boarding the gondola lift. This was in summer.Feb 12, 2014
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Gondola lift station. The gondola was somewhat pricey to go up to the 3rd station or Sangome. It stopped operating in 2011.Feb 12, 2014
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Another way to go up Ibukiyama is by gondola at the foot of the mountain.Feb 12, 2014
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Map of Mt. Ibuki.Feb 12, 2014
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Welcome to Mt. Ibuki.Feb 12, 2014
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About Sannomiya Shrine, established in 781.Feb 12, 2014
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Sannomiya ShrineFeb 12, 2014
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Sannomiya Shrine at the foot of Mt. Ibuki. The hiking trail and ski lift are near here. It's also how to get to the 3rd station.Feb 12, 2014
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Near the foot of Ibuki is Ueno. Sign showing the way to the hiking trail. Feb 12, 2014
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The 3rd station is halfway up Mt. Ibuki. Feb 12, 2014
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The 3rd station is halfway up Mt. Ibuki. Feb 12, 2014
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The 3rd station is halfway up Mt. Ibuki. A small plateau.Feb 12, 2014
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Mishima PondFeb 12, 2014
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Mishima Pond with Mt. Ibuki and cherry blossoms.Feb 12, 2014
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Mishima Pond with Mt. Ibuki and cherry blossoms.Feb 12, 2014
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Yamato Takeru defeated the boar, but not before the boar showered him with poisonous mist. He went to Isame no Shimizu in Samegai whose waters healed him. Then he went on to Ise, but died soon afterward.Feb 12, 2014
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This statue of Yamato Takeru and evil boar are near the foot of Mt. Ibuki in Ueno.Feb 12, 2014
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Mt. Ibuki or Ibukiyama is Shiga Prefecture's tallest mountain at 1,377 meters as well as one of Japan's 100 most famous mountains. It is well-known for the legend of Yamato Takeru and 1,200 species of wild flowers and plant life.Feb 12, 2014
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Yamato Takeru was a legendary prince and warrior who traveled a lot and defeated his enemies. However, he met his demise at Mt. Ibuki when he battled an evil god disguised as a white boar.Feb 12, 2014
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Mt. IbukiJul 22, 2009
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansen, Maibara, Shiga Prefecture.Jul 22, 2009
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Most tourists traveling between Tokyo and Kyoto barely notice Mt. Ibuki and Lake Biwa along the way.Jul 22, 2009
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Mt. Ibuki and the entire shinkansen whizzing by.Jul 22, 2009
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Mt. Ibuki and camellias in winter.Jul 22, 2009
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You can visit Mt. Ibuki by hiking up from the foot at Ueno or driving up the Ibukiyama Driveway (from Sekigahara) to the summit. MAPJul 22, 2009
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Camellias and Mt. Ibuki, Maibara, Shiga Prefecture.Jul 22, 2009
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Torahime in winter.Nov 07, 2008
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Paragliders. There is a paragliding school on the 3rd station where anyone can take a daylong or half-day paragliding lesson.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Hikone.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Imazu.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa off Imazu.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansen. Also see the video at YouTube.Nov 07, 2008
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Omi-Nagaoka Station on JR Tokaido LineNov 07, 2008
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Snowcapped Mt. Ibuki and Mishima Pond in winter in Maibara.Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansenNov 07, 2008
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Snowcapped Mt. Ibuki and half-frozen Mishima Pond in winter.Nov 07, 2008
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Snow on Mt. Ibuki at the 3rd station, the main area for skiing (when there is snow).Nov 07, 2008
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Snow on Mt. Ibuki and Lake Biwa as seen from the ski lift to the 3rd station.Nov 07, 2008
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Skiing on Mt. Ibuki at the 3rd station. How it looked in the good old days.Nov 07, 2008
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Lemon yellow lilies on Mt. Ibuki. ユウスゲNov 07, 2008
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These lilies start to bloom from twilight.Nov 07, 2008
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Ibukiyama gondola station and liliesNov 07, 2008
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View of 3rd stationNov 07, 2008
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In summer, lilies bloom at sunset on Mt. Ibuki's 3rd station.Nov 07, 2008
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Sunset on snowy Mt. Ibuki in winter at the 2nd station.Nov 07, 2008
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Ibukiyama DrivewayNov 07, 2008
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Late afternoon and the parking lot is almost empty.Nov 07, 2008
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Lemon yellow lilies ユウスゲNov 07, 2008
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Parking lot in sight.Nov 07, 2008
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Ibukiyama DrivewayNov 07, 2008
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The trail is rocky.Nov 07, 2008
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Tarui and Ogaki in Gifu.Nov 07, 2008
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Torii and gravesite along the East Hiking TrailNov 07, 2008
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Looking back at the summit.Nov 07, 2008
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But the scenery is great atop Mt. Ibuki in summer. 東遊歩道Nov 07, 2008
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East Hiking Trail. Takes 60 min. to the parking lot.Nov 07, 2008
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Steep slopeNov 07, 2008
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AltarNov 07, 2008
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SummitNov 07, 2008
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Ibuki town (Ueno) belowNov 07, 2008
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Ibukiyama Driveway carved on the side of the Ibuki mountain range.Nov 07, 2008
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3rd station (halfway up the mountain) as seen from the summit. 三合目Nov 07, 2008
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3rd station (gondola station and hotel can be seen) 三合目Nov 07, 2008
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View from summit (3rd station can be seen). Also see the video at YouTube.Nov 07, 2008
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View from summit (Ibuki Driveway)Nov 07, 2008
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Summit areaNov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki summit area with pretty patches of summer flowers.Nov 07, 2008
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The summit area. The gray tower building is the old Ibukiyama Weather Station which was in use until 2001. It is to be demolished.Nov 07, 2008
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Statue of Yamato Takeru-no-Mikoto 日本武尊像Nov 07, 2008
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Statue of Prince Yamato-takeru. Mythical prince associated with Mt. Ibuki. 日本武尊像Nov 07, 2008
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The summitNov 07, 2008
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Ibukiyama Temple and souvenir shops on right.Nov 07, 2008
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クガイソウNov 07, 2008
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Surrounding view with typical summer haze.Nov 07, 2008
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Dianthus superbus var. longicalycinus カワラナデシコNov 07, 2008
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Summit is right there.Nov 07, 2008
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High-altitude butterfly on rockNov 07, 2008
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シモツケソウNov 07, 2008
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Summit buildingsNov 07, 2008
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Ligularia stenocephala メタカラコウNov 07, 2008
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Steep hiking trail going to the 3rd station (san-gome).Nov 07, 2008
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Path to summitNov 07, 2008
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ミヤマコアザミNov 07, 2008
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Filipendula multijuga. You see this everywhere. シモツケソウNov 07, 2008
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View of the 3rd station (san-gome) below. The 3rd station is accessible by gondola from the foot of Ibukiyama at Ueno.Nov 07, 2008
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Path to summitNov 07, 2008
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Easy 40-min. hike, but if's summer, it can get hot and sweaty.Nov 07, 2008
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メタカラコウNov 07, 2008
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Tiger Lily コオニユリNov 07, 2008
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Looking back on West Hiking Trail and parking lotNov 07, 2008
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The most common flower during summer it seems. シモツケソウNov 07, 2008
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The most scenic part of Ibukiyama is the summit. It's a popular time to visit with many alpine flowers in bloom.Nov 07, 2008
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High heels not recommended.Nov 07, 2008
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Entrance to West Hiking Trail.Nov 07, 2008
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West Hiking Trail is most popular for hiking to the summit. 西遊歩道Nov 07, 2008
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Rocky trail.Nov 07, 2008
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Entrance/exit to the Central Hiking Trail. 中央遊歩道Nov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki's summit is easily accessible via this Ibukiyama Driveway toll road (3,000 yen for passenger cars) from Sekigahara, Gifu Pref. This road opened in 1965 and is open to traffic during April to Nov.Nov 07, 2008
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Ibukiyama Driveway toll road going to Mt. Ibuki summit. 伊吹山ドライブウェイNov 07, 2008
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Mt. Ibuki summit parking lot. The local bus also come up here. And loads of tour buses during flower seasons. Many tourists make the easy climb to the summit from the parking lot. Nov 07, 2008
   
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