JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Yoshihara Irie Inlet 吉原入江
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Yoshihara Inlet is a picturesque waterfront fishing neighborhood with boats moored right outside. Fishing village since the Edo Period. 33 viewsLocated on the north end of Isazu River (伊佐津川). "Yoshihara" means reed fields, so this area used to have reed beds on marshy land. About 20-min. walk from JR Nishi-Maizuru Station (JR Maizuru Line). Map here
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Yoshihara Inlet 25 views
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The homes used to have built-in boat garages like at Ine, but they were abolished and the boats are moored right in front instead. 17 views
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Walk until this bridge going over the inlet. Banner says, "We won't pollute the inlet."17 views
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This is the road behind the homes along the inlet.17 views
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Next to the bridge is this local Shinto shrine named Minazuki Jinja dedicated to Tsukuyomi (月夜見命), the Moon deity and younger brother of Sun Goddess Amaterasu. 水無月神社17 views
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You can just walk along the inlet (be careful not to trip over the boat lines and ropes).16 views
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Get some good shots of the inlet from the bridge.16 views
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Here's one house that used to have a boat garage connected to the water.15 views
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Beyond the bridge, the inlet has no boats.15 views
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