JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Road to Mt. Yukinoyama, an ancient mountain and home to over 200 tumuli built during the 5th to 7th centuries. In 2013, it was designated as a National Historic Site.
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Approaching Kawamori. 川守
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Kawamori bus stop, nearest to Mt. Yukinoyama.
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To Mt. Yukinoyama
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Mt. Yukinoyama and Hino River 雪野山と日野川
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Mt. Yukinoyama and Hino River 雪野山と日野川
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Hino River 日野川
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Hino River 日野川
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Mt. Yukinoyama and Ryuoji Temple. MAP
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Ryuoji Temple 龍王寺
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Ryuoji Temple 龍王寺
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Ryuoji Temple belongs to the Tendai Sect. 龍王寺
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Ryuoji Temple 龍王寺
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Tenjin Shrine 天神社
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Tenjin Shrine, reconstructing the shrine. Ryuo-cho, Shiga. 天神社
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Hiking trail on Mt. Yukinoyama.
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Mountain God Memorial 山の神
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Trail flanked by ferns
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Ferns
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1st lookout point, too many trees in the way.
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View from Yukinoyama
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View of Ryuo-cho town from Mt. Yukinoyama.
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Map of hiking trails on Yukinoyama. It takes about 90-120 min. to go up and down the mountain. There are some fine views from the trails.
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2nd lookout point 第二展望台
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Top of Yukinoyama at 308 meters elevation. The views are obstructed by many trees. 雪野山 頂上
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Top of Yukinoyama. 雪野山 頂上
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View from top of Yukinoyama
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View from top of Yukinoyama
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View from top of Yukinoyama
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View from top of Yukinoyama
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This trail was much more scenic.
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Ryuo-cho town as seen from Yukinoyama
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Looking toward Higashi-Omi.
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Water barrels in case of fire.
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Trail going down the middle of the mountain.
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View of central Ryuo-cho town from Mt. Yukinoyama.
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Ferns
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Ferns all over
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Lookout point
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Sky over Ryuo-cho town
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Entrance to an ancient tumulus (No entry)
     
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