Most viewed - Lake Yogo 余呉湖
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Lunch at Yogoko-so lodge: Eel (unagi) and udon noodles. I think it was 700 yen or so.405 views
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Ducks on ice285 views
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Lake Yogo is a small scenic lake next to northern Lake Biwa.276 views
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Lake Yogo is famous for the Swan maiden legend. Her statue at Lake Yogo.257 views
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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.254 views
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Lake Yogo in winter224 views
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Lake Yogo in winter214 views
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Snowscape, Lake Yogo201 views
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Clearing snow at Lake Yogo139 views
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Saw me and they flew away138 views
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Panorama128 views
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Water and ice126 views
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Snowed-over park122 views
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Old Hokuriku Line train at Yogo Station in winter93 viewsHokuriku Line
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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). 92 views
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Train at Yogo Station.83 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake hiking trail. MAP74 views
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Swan maiden statue at Lake Yogo.71 views
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Lake Yogo in winter as seen from Yogo Station. 65 views
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Black kite over Lake Yogo, Shiga.65 views
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Yogo Station platform in winter. 64 views
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Train at Yogo Station in winter.63 views
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Path to Yogo Station from platform57 views
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Fishing pier57 views
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Map of Lake Yogo.50 views
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Heron with a frog at Lake Yogo, Nagahama, Shiga.50 views
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Great view from the Yogoko-so lodge 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘からの景色49 views
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Yogo Station48 views
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Cherry trees in winter.48 views
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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46 viewsSadly, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities.
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Map of the area around Lake Yogo.46 views
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Yogo Station and train45 views
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Yogo's most famous tree, the swan maiden tree in winter.44 views
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Looking toward Yogo Station43 views
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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.42 views
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Yogo Station platform now has a roof.42 views
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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.42 views
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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.41 views
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Speed limit 30 kph41 views
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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40 viewsSadly, after 40 years in business, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities that were too expensive to repair.
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Snow clearer40 views
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Tree fallen by the weight of snow.40 views
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The lake40 views
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Black kite going for a frog caught by another bird.40 views
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Where the water meets the ice. About one-fourth of the lake was iced over.39 views
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Ice and water39 views
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A patch of road under the snow.39 views
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Slabs of ice39 views
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Little winter fish. Fishing is a business at Lake Yogo.38 views
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Ducks on ice38 views
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The sun came out.37 views
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Green growth in Lake Yogo created during the hot summer.37 views
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Lake Yogo and autumn flowers37 views
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During winter in Jan. 2006, when it snowed a lot, I walked around the lake starting from Yogo Station.36 views
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The road going to the minshuku was cleared of snow on one side of the lake.36 views
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Cherry trees36 views
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Looking toward Yogo Station.36 views
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Road cleared of snow for cars. Different story on the other side of the lake though.36 views
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So scenic...36 views
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Water's edge35 views
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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.35 views
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About Lake Yogo's swan maiden.35 views
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Green stuff going across the lake.35 views
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Snowy path. I was the only fool walking here, I saw no one else. But the scenery was great.34 views
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Yogoko-so lodge in the distance34 views
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Nearest town in view34 views
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Swan maiden's tree34 views
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Yogo Station34 views
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Lake Yogo Tourist House. They sell local products.34 views
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Lake Yogo Visitors Center34 views
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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.33 views
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Cherry trees33 views
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Swan maiden's tree33 views
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JR Yogo Station on the Hokuriku Line.32 views
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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32 views*Sadly, after 40 years in business, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities that were too expensive to repair.
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Higan-bana or red spider lily.29 views
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