Last additions - Mt. Shizugatake 賤ヶ岳
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At the end of this trail is this shore of Lake Yogo, on the opposite end from Yogo Station. You still have to walk along one side of the lake to get to the train station. It's a scenic walk.Oct 16, 2009
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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Oct 16, 2009
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Another trail from the summit of Shizugatake is next to this lookout deck. Oct 16, 2009
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Lake YogoOct 16, 2009
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This trail is the shortest route to Lake Yogo. It goes down to the Yogo-so minshuku.Oct 16, 2009
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Dense forest, somewhat rocky at times. Go right here.Oct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo gets closer toward the end of the trail.Oct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo as seen from the hiking trail on Mt. Shizugatake in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture.Oct 16, 2009
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View of Nagahama.Oct 16, 2009
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Hiking trail to Lake Yogo.Oct 16, 2009
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The trail is heavily wooded, and sometimes there is a clear area where you can see the scenery.Oct 16, 2009
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At one end of the summit area is a hiking trail leading to the far end of Lake Yogo, toward Yogo Station. The trail is 3.9 km.Oct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake. This is in Sept. Looks greenish due to algae perhaps. Been like that since Aug. It turns blue again in fall.Oct 16, 2009
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake in Nagahama, Shiga. This is in May.Oct 16, 2009
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Lookout deck for Lake Yogo.Oct 16, 2009
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About the Battle of Shizugatake.Oct 16, 2009
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Map of Shizugatake and Yogo area.Oct 16, 2009
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Samurai statue on Mt. ShizugatakeOct 16, 2009
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Summit of Shizugatake. A small flat clearing.Oct 16, 2009
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Another worn out monument on Shizugatake.Oct 16, 2009
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Older votive tablets which were removed from the wall are preserved as photos in this photo album.Oct 16, 2009
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Yogo mountainsOct 16, 2009
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Shimmering waters of Lake Biwa.Oct 16, 2009
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In the lookout deck is this board to hang votive tablets on which people write their wishes.Oct 16, 2009
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That's Chikubushima island on the left.Oct 16, 2009
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Northern Lake Biwa, looking toward Sugaura. Seen from Mt. Shizugatake.Oct 16, 2009
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Great views of northern Lake Biwa as seen from Mt. Shizugatake.Oct 16, 2009
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On the other side of Shizugatake is this lookout deck.Oct 16, 2009
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Marker for the Battle of Shizugatake and the famous "Seven Spears" which refer to Hideyoshi's top generals in the battle.Oct 16, 2009
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View looking south.Oct 16, 2009
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Lookout deck for the south.Oct 16, 2009
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On this side of Shizugatake is a great view looking south.Oct 16, 2009
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Near the summit are the white banners we saw from the foot of the mountain. They are written with the names of Hideyoshi's so-called "Seven Spears," in reference to his top seven samurai generals who went to battle at Shizugatake.Oct 16, 2009
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The seven generals were Fukushima Masanori (1561-1624), Hirano Nagayasu (1559-1628), Kasuya Takenori (1562-1607), Katagiri Katsumoto (1556-1615), Katō Kiyomasa (1562-1611), Katō Yoshiaki (1563-1631), and Wakizaka Yasuharu (1554-1626).Oct 16, 2009
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A small shrine along the way.Oct 16, 2009
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A small shrine dedicated to the warriors who died at battle on the mountain.Oct 16, 2009
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After you get off the chair lift, walk up the slope for 300 meters to the summit.Oct 16, 2009
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At the top of the chair lift.Oct 16, 2009
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Chair lift going to Mt. Shizugatake. This lift operates April-Nov., 9 am - 5 pm. Closed during winter.Oct 16, 2009
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From the parking lot, there is a short path to the chair lift.Oct 16, 2009
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Mt. Shizugatake chair lift costs 400 yen one way, or 760 yen round trip. If you plan to hike down to Lake Yogo (recommended), buy a one-way ticket.Oct 16, 2009
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You can see white banners on the top of Shizugatake.Oct 16, 2009
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Sign pointing the way to Shizugatake. MAPOct 16, 2009
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From the train approaching JR Kinomoto Station on the Hokuriku Line, you can see the chair lift trail on the slope of Mt. Shizugatake. To reach Shizugatake from Kinomoto Station, take a bus bound for Sugaura (菅浦) or Shindono (新道野).*Due to a landslide on March 23, 2018, the chair lift to Mt. Shizugatake is currently not operating. The chair lift is also closed during winter.Oct 16, 2009
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Get off at the Ooto (大音) bus stop as seen here, and cross the road and walk toward the mountain. Oct 16, 2009
   
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