Most viewed - Mt. Shizugatake 賤ヶ岳
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake in Nagahama, Shiga. This is in May.187 views
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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).163 views*Due to a landslide on March 23, 2018, the chair lift to Mt. Shizugatake was closed until July 5, 2019. The chair lift is now operating except during winter.
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Great views of northern Lake Biwa as seen from Mt. Shizugatake.162 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from the hiking trail on Mt. Shizugatake in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture.160 views
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Northern Lake Biwa, looking toward Sugaura. Seen from Mt. Shizugatake.93 views
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Shimmering waters of Lake Biwa.84 views
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That's Chikubushima island on the left.80 views
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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.68 views
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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68 views
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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.68 views
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Samurai statue on Mt. Shizugatake66 views
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At the top of the chair lift.55 views
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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.53 views
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Chair lift going to Mt. Shizugatake. This lift operates April-Nov., 9 am - 5 pm. Closed during winter.51 views
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From the parking lot, there is a short path to the chair lift.50 views
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Lookout deck for the south.50 views
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Map of Shizugatake and Yogo area.50 views
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About the Battle of Shizugatake.49 views
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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. 48 views
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Sign pointing the way to Shizugatake. MAP47 views
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You can see white banners on the top of Shizugatake.47 views
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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.47 views
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View looking south.46 views
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A small shrine dedicated to the warriors who died at battle on the mountain.45 views
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After you get off the chair lift, walk up the slope for 300 meters to the summit.44 views
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A small shrine along the way.44 views
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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).44 views
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On this side of Shizugatake is a great view looking south.44 views
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On the other side of Shizugatake is this lookout deck.41 views
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In the lookout deck is this board to hang votive tablets on which people write their wishes.39 views
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Dense forest, somewhat rocky at times. Go right here.39 views
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Lookout deck for Lake Yogo.38 views
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This trail is the shortest route to Lake Yogo. It goes down to the Yogo-so minshuku.38 views
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Another trail from the summit of Shizugatake is next to this lookout deck. 38 views
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Older votive tablets which were removed from the wall are preserved as photos in this photo album.37 views
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Another worn out monument on Shizugatake.37 views
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View of Nagahama.36 views
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Yogo mountains35 views
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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.35 views
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Hiking trail to Lake Yogo.35 views
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Lake Yogo35 views
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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.33 views
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The trail is heavily wooded, and sometimes there is a clear area where you can see the scenery.32 views
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Lake Yogo gets closer toward the end of the trail.32 views
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Summit of Shizugatake. A small flat clearing.31 views
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