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.419 views
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Ducks on ice310 views
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Lake Yogo is a small scenic lake next to northern Lake Biwa.298 views
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Lake Yogo is famous for the Swan maiden legend. Her statue at Lake Yogo.269 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.262 views
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Lake Yogo in winter249 views
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Lake Yogo in winter238 views
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Snowscape, Lake Yogo227 views
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Saw me and they flew away155 views
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Clearing snow at Lake Yogo154 views
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Panorama147 views
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Water and ice143 views
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Snowed-over park137 views
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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). 101 views
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Old Hokuriku Line train at Yogo Station in winter100 viewsHokuriku Line
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Train at Yogo Station.89 views
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Swan maiden statue at Lake Yogo.89 views
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Black kite over Lake Yogo, Shiga.83 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake hiking trail. MAP82 views
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Lake Yogo in winter as seen from Yogo Station. 72 views
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Yogo Station platform in winter. 71 views
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Train at Yogo Station in winter.70 views
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Heron with a frog at Lake Yogo, Nagahama, Shiga.67 views
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Path to Yogo Station from platform64 views
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Fishing pier64 views
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Map of Lake Yogo.57 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56 views
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Black kite going for a frog caught by another bird.56 views
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Yogo Station55 views
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Cherry trees in winter.55 views
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Map of the area around Lake Yogo.54 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53 viewsSadly, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities.
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Yogo Station and train52 views
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Yogo's most famous tree, the swan maiden tree in winter.51 views
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Looking toward Yogo Station50 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.49 views
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Yogo Station platform now has a roof.49 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.49 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.48 views
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Speed limit 30 kph48 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47 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 clearer47 views
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Tree fallen by the weight of snow.47 views
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The lake47 views
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Where the water meets the ice. About one-fourth of the lake was iced over.46 views
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Ice and water46 views
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A patch of road under the snow.46 views
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Slabs of ice46 views
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Little winter fish. Fishing is a business at Lake Yogo.45 views
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Ducks on ice45 views
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The sun came out.44 views
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Green growth in Lake Yogo created during the hot summer.44 views
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Lake Yogo and autumn flowers44 views
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During winter in Jan. 2006, when it snowed a lot, I walked around the lake starting from Yogo Station.43 views
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The road going to the minshuku was cleared of snow on one side of the lake.43 views
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Looking toward Yogo Station.43 views
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Road cleared of snow for cars. Different story on the other side of the lake though.43 views
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So scenic...43 views
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About Lake Yogo's swan maiden.43 views
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Green stuff going across the lake.43 views
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Cherry trees42 views
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Water's edge42 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.42 views
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Yogo Station42 views
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Snowy path. I was the only fool walking here, I saw no one else. But the scenery was great.41 views
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Yogoko-so lodge in the distance41 views
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Lake Yogo Tourist House. They sell local products.41 views
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Lake Yogo Visitors Center41 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.40 views
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Nearest town in view40 views
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Cherry trees40 views
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Swan maiden's tree40 views
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Swan maiden's tree40 views
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JR Yogo Station on the Hokuriku Line.40 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38 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.36 views
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