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Torokko train at Arashiyama for Hozu Gorge
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Hozu River
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Hozu Gorge
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Train station platform
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Shooting the rapids
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Ogre on the train
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Ogre posing
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Most take the train from Arashiyama, then ride the boat back.
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End of the gorge
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Kameoka Station
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Mitake Gorge (御岳渓谷) is beautiful along the Tama River almost parallel to the Ome Line. Get off at Mitake Station or Saiwai Station. View from Mitake Bridge near Mitake Station.
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Sign for Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park
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Tama River in Mitake Gorge, Tokyo
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View from Ochiai Bridge
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Tama River in Mitake Gorge, Tokyo
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Lookout deck over the gorge
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Suspension bridge
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Bridge over the gorge
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Some kind of bridge is being built at one end of the gorge.
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Akikawa River
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Akikawa River
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Clear waters
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Pussy willow growing along the river.
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Plum blossoms
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Oiwake bus stop, near the gorge.
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Plum blossoms
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Shakunage Gorge is a very pleasant gorge with rhododendron (shakunage) blooming on the slopes during early May. The official name is Kaigake-dani Valley which is part of the Suzuka Quasi-National Park. Shuttle buses are provided from Hino Station.
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Shakunage means Rhododendron. From the bus stop, it's a short walk through the gorge until the flowers. But first, pay 400 yen to enter. The money is used for preservation work. MapShuttle bus from Hino Station arrives at Shakunage Gorge, taking about 15 min.
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Walk through a forest.
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Picnic paviion. There are a number of walking trails.
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Path to the flower gorge.
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An easy walk up a hill.
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About the Shakunage Gorge. Very pleasant gorge with rhododendron (shakunage) blooming on the slopes during early May. The official name is Kaigake-dani Valley which is part of the Suzuka Quasi-National Park.
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No smoking from this point.
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Nice nature path.
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The first shakunage in sight.
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Rhododendron normally grow at much higher elevations so it is unusual to see them here.
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Different type of flower called Ookaminoki in Japanese. オオカメノキ(大亀の木、学名: Viburnum furcatum)
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Ookaminoki in Japanese. オオカメノキ(大亀の木、学名: Viburnum furcatum)
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Rhododendron
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Rhododendron in sight from the trail.
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Way up to a lookout point.
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Lookout deck.
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View from the lookout deck.
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The Rhododendron species is this gorge are called Hon-shakunage. (Rhododendron makinoi Tagg ex Nakai)
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A different trail going back.
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Budding Rhododendron.
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Budding Rhododendron.
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Budding Rhododendron.
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Dark pink Rhododendron.
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Pink Rhododendron.
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Light pink Rhododendron.
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Rhododendron closeup.
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A stream runs through the gorge.
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Way going back.
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Shuttle bus going back to Hino Station.
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Note the bus schedule for Hino Station. Leaves only once an hour.
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12:15 am: Devil out! Fortune come in! Kindergarten kids throw beans at an orge to drive out evil and bring in good fortune. 鬼問答
 
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