Last additions - Lake Yogo 余呉湖
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Lake Yogo and autumn flowersOct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo is a small scenic lake next to northern Lake Biwa.Oct 16, 2009
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Green growth in Lake Yogo created during the hot summer.Oct 16, 2009
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Black kite going for a frog caught by another bird.Oct 16, 2009
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Black kite over Lake Yogo, Shiga.Oct 16, 2009
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Heron with a frog at Lake Yogo, Nagahama, Shiga.Oct 16, 2009
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Higan-bana or red spider lily.Oct 16, 2009
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Yogoko-so Kokuminshuku lodge at the southern tip of the lake. It affords a scenic view of the lake. This is a national pension so prices are affordable. 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘*Sadly, after 40 years in business, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities that were too expensive to repair.Oct 16, 2009
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Green stuff going across the lake.Oct 16, 2009
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Map of the area around Lake Yogo.Oct 16, 2009
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Map of Lake Yogo.Oct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo Visitors CenterOct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo Tourist House. They sell local products.Oct 16, 2009
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Yogo StationOct 16, 2009
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JR Yogo Station on the Hokuriku Line.Oct 16, 2009
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About Lake Yogo's swan maiden.Oct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo as seen from Yogo Station. The swan maiden's tree (where she hung her clothes) is on the right.Oct 16, 2009
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Swan maiden's treeOct 16, 2009
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This is the tree where the swan maiden hung her robe before bathing in the lake. A sign next to it explains the legend. Lake Yogo is Japan's most noted lake for the swan maiden story.Oct 16, 2009
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Swan maiden's treeOct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo is famous for the Swan maiden legend. Her statue at Lake Yogo.Oct 16, 2009
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Swan maiden statue at Lake Yogo.Oct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake hiking trail. MAPOct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo is a small but scenic and serene lake north of Lake Biwa. It is famous for the legend of the swan maiden. You can walk or bicycle around the lake. Near Yogo Station on the JR Hokuriku Line. Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake.Oct 16, 2009
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Yogo Station platform now has a roof.Jul 06, 2009
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Old Hokuriku Line train at Yogo Station in winterHokuriku LineJan 27, 2006
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Clearing snow at Lake YogoJan 27, 2006
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Train at Yogo Station.Jan 27, 2006
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Lake Yogo in winterJan 27, 2006
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The lakeJan 27, 2006
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Cherry treesJan 27, 2006
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Yogo Station and trainJan 27, 2006
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Snowed-over parkJan 27, 2006
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Yogo's most famous tree, the swan maiden tree in winter.Jan 27, 2006
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So scenic...Jan 27, 2006
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PanoramaJan 27, 2006
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Nearest town in viewJan 27, 2006
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Tree fallen by the weight of snow.Jan 27, 2006
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Finally the road is cleared. This is near civilization so the road was cleared of snow. It made walking a lot easier.Jan 27, 2006
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Slabs of iceJan 27, 2006
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Yogoko-so lodge in the distanceJan 27, 2006
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Ducks on iceJan 27, 2006
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A patch of road under the snow.Jan 27, 2006
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Speed limit 30 kphJan 27, 2006
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Water and iceJan 27, 2006
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Snow clearerJan 27, 2006
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Snowy path. I was the only fool walking here, I saw no one else. But the scenery was great.Jan 27, 2006
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Snow trail only on this side of the lake. It took me a total of 3 hours to walk around the lake, including picture-taking time.Jan 27, 2006
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Dining room at Yogoko-so lodge. This is where I took a lunch break. Great place to warm up (especially your feet). 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘Sadly, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities.Jan 27, 2006
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Lunch at Yogoko-so lodge: Eel (unagi) and udon noodles. I think it was 700 yen or so.Jan 27, 2006
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Yogoko-so Kokuminshuku lodge at the southern tip of the lake. It affords a scenic view of the lake. This is a national pension so prices are affordable. 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘Sadly, after 40 years in business, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities that were too expensive to repair.Jan 27, 2006
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Saw me and they flew awayJan 27, 2006
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Dead end. Right after the lodge, the road was closed due to snow. But I decided to walk over the snow in order to walk around the entire lake. I knew there were some great shots to be had on the other side of the lake. But it almost froze my feet.Jan 27, 2006
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Great view from the Yogoko-so lodge 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘からの景色Jan 27, 2006
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Lake Yogo in winterJan 27, 2006
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Ice and waterJan 27, 2006
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Looking toward Yogo StationJan 27, 2006
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Where the water meets the ice. About one-fourth of the lake was iced over.Jan 27, 2006
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Ducks on iceJan 27, 2006
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Road cleared of snow for cars. Different story on the other side of the lake though.Jan 27, 2006
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Looking toward Yogo Station.Jan 27, 2006
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The sun came out.Jan 27, 2006
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Water's edgeJan 27, 2006
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Cherry treesJan 27, 2006
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Snowscape, Lake YogoJan 27, 2006
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The road going to the minshuku was cleared of snow on one side of the lake.Jan 27, 2006
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Little winter fish. Fishing is a business at Lake Yogo.Jan 27, 2006
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Fishing pierJan 27, 2006
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During winter in Jan. 2006, when it snowed a lot, I walked around the lake starting from Yogo Station.Jan 27, 2006
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Cherry trees in winter.Jan 27, 2006
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Lake Yogo map. At the top is Yogo Station. There is a road going around the entire lake. It is easily walkable or great for bicycling (rentable at the train station). Jan 27, 2006
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Yogo StationJan 27, 2006
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Yogo Station platform in winter. Jan 27, 2006
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Path to Yogo Station from platformJan 27, 2006
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Train at Yogo Station in winter.Jan 27, 2006
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Lake Yogo in winter as seen from Yogo Station. Jan 27, 2006
   
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