Most viewed - Mt. Ibuki 伊吹山
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Camellias and Mt. Ibuki, Maibara, Shiga Prefecture.95 views
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Snowcapped Mt. Ibuki and Mishima Pond in winter in Maibara.86 views
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But the scenery is great atop Mt. Ibuki in summer. 東遊歩道85 views
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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.83 views
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansen, Maibara, Shiga Prefecture.79 views
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Sunset on snowy Mt. Ibuki in winter at the 2nd station.78 views
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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.71 views
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Snow on Mt. Ibuki and Lake Biwa as seen from the ski lift to the 3rd station.70 views
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Snowcapped Mt. Ibuki and half-frozen Mishima Pond in winter.70 views
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Skiing on Mt. Ibuki at the 3rd station. How it looked in the good old days.66 views
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Ibukiyama Driveway toll road going to Mt. Ibuki summit. 伊吹山ドライブウェイ63 views
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Snow on Mt. Ibuki at the 3rd station, the main area for skiing (when there is snow).60 views
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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. MAP58 views
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Entrance to West Hiking Trail.55 views
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Mt. Ibuki and camellias in winter.54 views
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High heels not recommended.52 views
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Easy 40-min. hike, but if's summer, it can get hot and sweaty.52 views
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West Hiking Trail is most popular for hiking to the summit. 西遊歩道51 views
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Filipendula multijuga. You see this everywhere. シモツケソウ48 views
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Statue of Yamato Takeru-no-Mikoto 日本武尊像48 views
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The most common flower during summer it seems. シモツケソウ47 views
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Path to summit47 views
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Rocky trail.46 views
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Entrance/exit to the Central Hiking Trail. 中央遊歩道45 views
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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.45 views
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Tiger Lily コオニユリ44 views
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Summit buildings43 views
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Omi-Nagaoka Station on JR Tokaido Line43 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Torahime in winter.43 views
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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.42 views
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Looking back on West Hiking Trail and parking lot42 views
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ミヤマコアザミ41 views
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Steep hiking trail going to the 3rd station (san-gome).40 views
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High-altitude butterfly on rock40 views
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Statue of Prince Yamato-takeru. Mythical prince associated with Mt. Ibuki. 日本武尊像40 views
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansen40 views
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Mt. Ibuki40 views
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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.39 views
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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. 38 views
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Summit is right there.38 views
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Mt. Ibuki summit area with pretty patches of summer flowers.38 views
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansen. Also see the video at YouTube.38 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Hikone.38 views
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シシウド37 views
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Dianthus superbus var. longicalycinus カワラナデシコ37 views
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Mishima Pond with Mt. Ibuki and cherry blossoms.37 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa.36 views
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Altar35 views
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Mt. Ibuki and the entire shinkansen whizzing by.35 views
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Most tourists traveling between Tokyo and Kyoto barely notice Mt. Ibuki and Lake Biwa along the way.35 views
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メタカラコウ34 views
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The summit34 views
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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.34 views
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Ibukiyama Driveway carved on the side of the Ibuki mountain range.34 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa off Imazu.34 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa.34 views
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シモツケソウ33 views
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Ibukiyama Temple and souvenir shops on right.33 views
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3rd station (gondola station and hotel can be seen) 三合目33 views
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This statue of Yamato Takeru and evil boar are near the foot of Mt. Ibuki in Ueno.33 views
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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.33 views
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Path to summit32 views
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View from summit (Ibuki Driveway)32 views
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3rd station (halfway up the mountain) as seen from the summit. 三合目32 views
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Summit32 views
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Lemon yellow lilies on Mt. Ibuki. ユウスゲ32 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Lake Biwa.32 views
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Mishima Pond with Mt. Ibuki and cherry blossoms.32 views
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クガイソウ31 views
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East Hiking Trail. Takes 60 min. to the parking lot.31 views
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These lilies start to bloom from twilight.31 views
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Ligularia stenocephala メタカラコウ30 views
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Surrounding view with typical summer haze.30 views
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Ibuki town (Ueno) below30 views
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Steep slope30 views
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In summer, lilies bloom at sunset on Mt. Ibuki's 3rd station.30 views
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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.30 views
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Map of Mt. Ibuki.30 views
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Summit area28 views
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Torii and gravesite along the East Hiking Trail28 views
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The trail is rocky.28 views
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View of 3rd station28 views
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Ibukiyama gondola station and lilies28 views
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View from summit (3rd station can be seen). Also see the video at YouTube.27 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Imazu.27 views
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The 3rd station is halfway up Mt. Ibuki. A small plateau.27 views
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Welcome to Mt. Ibuki.27 views
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Ibukiyama Driveway26 views
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Ibukiyama Driveway25 views
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Lemon yellow lilies ユウスゲ25 views
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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.25 views
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Going up Mt. Ibuki on the gondola.25 views
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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.25 views
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Chikara mizu or Power water.25 views
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Parking lot in sight.24 views
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Late afternoon and the parking lot is almost empty.24 views
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About Sannomiya Shrine, established in 781.24 views
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Boarding the gondola lift. This was in summer.24 views
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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.24 views
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Mt. Ibuki and rice paddies24 views
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Asahi Honen Taiko Odori dancers and Mt. Ibuki. More photos of them here.24 views
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Tarui and Ogaki in Gifu.23 views
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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 2011.23 views
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This gondola was built in 1989 to take people from the foot of the mountain directly to the 3rd station.23 views
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The old Ibuki Kogen Hotel.23 views
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Picture of all the ski lifts and gondola. Indicates that only the gondola is operating this day.23 views
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Promenade of cherry blossoms in the middle of rice fields.23 views
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The 3rd station is halfway up Mt. Ibuki. 22 views
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Near the foot of Ibuki is Ueno. Sign showing the way to the hiking trail. 22 views
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Sannomiya Shrine22 views
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Old ski lifts from the 2nd station rusting.22 views
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Paraglider22 views
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Near Omi-Nagaoka22 views
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Looking back at the summit.21 views
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Mishima Pond21 views
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Another way to go up Ibukiyama is by gondola at the foot of the mountain.21 views
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Before the gondola, we had to ride at least two ski lifts to reach the 3rd station.21 views
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Old ski lift and run. 21 views
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Paraglider21 views
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Mt. Ibuki and shinkansen.21 views
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The 3rd station is halfway up Mt. Ibuki. 20 views
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Approaching the 3rd station. The old Ibukiyama Kogen Hotel.20 views
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View of 3rd station. Higher up the mountain are the 4th and 5th stations.20 views
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Statue of Nakayama Saijiro at Mt. Ibuki's 3rd station.20 views
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Going back down on the gondola.19 views
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The old Ibuki Kogen Hotel used as a rest house.18 views
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Mt. Ibuki as seen from Gifu Station.18 views
   
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