Most viewed - Ritto 栗東市
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Symbol of Ritto and Ritto Station180 views
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Entrance road to JRA (Japan Racing Association) Ritto Training Center. MAP143 views
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Hi horsey!107 views
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Free gift given at the end of the tour: Pen, stapler, and ruler set. Very interesting tour even though you don't see any horses running on the track. (That's Wednesday's early morning tour.)105 views
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Staff living quarters96 views
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Ritto Station. MAP93 views
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Practice horse track at JRA Ritto Training Center in Ritto.92 views
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Inside Ritto Station and sign celebrating the decision to build a shinkansen station in Ritto. Celebration has been muted after the new governor was elected in July 2006.89 views
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Map of Ritto Training Center. Horse stables dominate the area.87 views
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Water fountain in front of Ritto Station85 views
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Recycling truck80 views
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Horse stables, newly constructed.76 views
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Site of Okamura Castle 岡村城跡76 views
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Uphill training course with wood chips. 坂路調教馬場75 views
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Recycling truck74 views
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Kachidoki (Victory) Bridge with race horse motif.72 views
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Horse stable model72 views
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Mt. Anyoji from afar looks like a tumulus.72 views
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The training track consists of several different tracks with grass, dirt, or wood chips.71 views
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The left profile is brown.70 views
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Ritto History Museum, accessible by bus from Kusatsu Station. 栗東歴史民俗博物館 MAP70 views
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Starting gates. The left gate has the largest width for beginner horses until they can get used to the narrow gates on the right. Some horses refuse to leave the gate.69 views
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Unusual horse with a white face.69 views
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Unloaded a horse after a race. Horse trucks often arrived. One truck usually holds up to four horses.68 views
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Horse stables.68 views
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Starting gate training ground.67 views
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Uphill training course with observation building. The wood chips are soft, making the horse less prone to injury.67 views
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What the horse sees inside the narrow starting gate.66 views
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Practice track65 views
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Nice view of uphill training course. The wood chips, which eventually wear out, are replaced once a year.65 views
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This one is named Meisho Ittetsu. メイショウ イッテツ64 views
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Horse stables.64 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone in Ritto.63 views
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Power line tower on Mt. Anyoji63 views
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Horses in stable.61 views
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No need to say giddy-up.60 views
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Ritto Archaeological Center right next to the Wada Tumuli. 栗東市出土文化財センター60 views
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Site of the proposed shinkansen station in Ritto. Not exacttly convenient.59 views
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Horse stables.58 views
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Swimming pool for horses. There is a circular pool and straight and narrow pools.58 views
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24-hour strict security in place. Since 1969, the government-run Japan Racing Association (JRA) has trained jockeys and race horses in Ritto. It offers free tours of this large, impressive facility on Sunday afternoons and early Wednesday mornings.57 views
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Horse stables.55 views
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Welcome to the JRA office, where the free 90 min. (1 pm - 2:30 pm) tour starts. (Reservations by phone required.)54 views
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Horse feed, mainly grain. No meats.54 views
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Inside the observation building's press room.54 views
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Horse ride.54 views
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Wada Tumuli is the group of nine small tumuli in Ritto. 和田古墳群 MAP53 views
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Bridge sidewalk.51 views
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Washing a horse with warrm water.51 views
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View of track from press room.49 views
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Dedicated to Susano-O no Mikoto, Daiho Shrine is a short walk from JR Ritto Station. Main torii. MAP47 views
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How jewelry was worn.47 views
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地山古墳47 views
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View from Mt. Anyoji 安養寺山47 views
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Hoof marks on sand.46 views
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Side torii45 views
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Kachidoki Bridge45 views
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Tehara Station on the JR Kustatsu Line. 手原駅 MAP45 views
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View from Mt. Anyoji in Ritto.44 views
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In front of Tehara Station.44 views
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Starting gate on training track.43 views
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Workers restore unearthed artifacts.43 views
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Nature trail into bamboo forest.43 views
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Horse ride with a guide guiding the horse.42 views
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Ritto City Hall. MAP42 views
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Kuri-chan bus in front of Tehara Station.41 views
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Path to shrine40 views
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Another Kuri-chan bus.40 views
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Bus stop in front of city hall with the timetable torn off.40 views
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The tour includes a ride on a retired race horse.39 views
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View of Ritto from Mt. Anyoji.39 views
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Gate38 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone.38 views
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The tumuli in Ritto are estimated to have been built during the 6th to 7th centuries.38 views
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Another broken sign.38 views
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Sign in front of Ritto City Hall38 views
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Statue for crossing the street safely.36 views
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Path back to Ritto Station34 views
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Ritto manhhole34 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone (looking out).33 views
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Tumulus No. 533 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone.33 views
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Main shrine32 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone.31 views
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Tumulus No. 1 at the top of the slope.30 views
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Beads29 views
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Small shrine29 views
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Sumo ring within shrine grounds28 views
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Many items found in and around the tumuli.28 views
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View Hira mountains from Mt. Anyoji.27 views
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Main shrine26 views
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View of Ritto from Mt. Anyoji. Marvelous view if it weren't for the trees...26 views
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Mt. Anyoji trail sign totally illegible. No map on the mountain to tell you where ypu are either.25 views
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Earrings23 views
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Inside the Ritto Archaeological Center. 栗東市出土文化財センター21 views
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Ritto History Museum, stone buddha replica. 栗東歴史民俗博物館21 views
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View from Mt. Anyoji.21 views
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Inside the Ritto Archaeological Center. 栗東市出土文化財センター20 views
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Ritto History Museum's minka home on display.20 views
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Ritto History Museum's minka home on display.18 views
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Ritto History Museum's minka home on display.18 views
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Nature trail18 views
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Display of different rocks.18 views
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Most of the tumuli are just dirt mounds with no chamber opened for inspection.17 views
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Nature Center, also serves as a birdwatching station and nature classroom (mainly for kids).17 views
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Stuffed boar.17 views
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Ritto History Museum 栗東歴史民俗博物館16 views
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Entrance to Ritto Nature Observation Forest. 栗東自然観察の森 MAP16 views
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Nature trail16 views
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The archeological museum and tumuli on right, at the foot of My. Anyoji.15 views
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Ritto History Museum 栗東歴史民俗博物館15 views
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Ritto History Museum 栗東歴史民俗博物館15 views
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Ritto History Museum's buddha statues 栗東歴史民俗博物館14 views
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Reading room.13 views
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Inside Nature Center. Many nature exhibits.12 views
 
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