Most viewed - Lake Yogo 余呉湖
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Lunch at Yogoko-so lodge: Eel (unagi) and udon noodles. I think it was 700 yen or so.437 views
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Ducks on ice332 views
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Lake Yogo is a small scenic lake next to northern Lake Biwa.313 views
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Lake Yogo is famous for the Swan maiden legend. Her statue at Lake Yogo.278 views
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Lake Yogo is a small but scenic and serene lake north of Lake Biwa. It is famous for the legend of the swan maiden. You can walk or bicycle around the lake. Near Yogo Station on the JR Hokuriku Line. Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake.274 views
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Lake Yogo in winter270 views
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Lake Yogo in winter259 views
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Snowscape, Lake Yogo248 views
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Saw me and they flew away171 views
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Clearing snow at Lake Yogo170 views
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Panorama162 views
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Water and ice159 views
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Snowed-over park153 views
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Lake Yogo map. At the top is Yogo Station. There is a road going around the entire lake. It is easily walkable or great for bicycling (rentable at the train station). 112 views
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Old Hokuriku Line train at Yogo Station in winter111 viewsHokuriku Line
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Swan maiden statue at Lake Yogo.104 views
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Black kite over Lake Yogo, Shiga.100 views
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Train at Yogo Station.99 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake hiking trail. MAP92 views
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Lake Yogo in winter as seen from Yogo Station. 83 views
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Heron with a frog at Lake Yogo, Nagahama, Shiga.83 views
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Yogo Station platform in winter. 81 views
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Train at Yogo Station in winter.80 views
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Path to Yogo Station from platform74 views
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Fishing pier74 views
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Black kite going for a frog caught by another bird.72 views
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Map of Lake Yogo.67 views
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Great view from the Yogoko-so lodge 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘からの景色66 views
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Yogo Station65 views
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Cherry trees in winter.65 views
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Map of the area around Lake Yogo.64 views
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Dining room at Yogoko-so lodge. This is where I took a lunch break. Great place to warm up (especially your feet). 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘63 viewsSadly, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities.
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Yogo Station and train62 views
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Looking toward Yogo Station61 views
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Yogo's most famous tree, the swan maiden tree in winter.61 views
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Snow trail only on this side of the lake. It took me a total of 3 hours to walk around the lake, including picture-taking time.59 views
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Yogo Station platform now has a roof.59 views
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This is the tree where the swan maiden hung her robe before bathing in the lake. A sign next to it explains the legend. Lake Yogo is Japan's most noted lake for the swan maiden story.59 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58 viewsSadly, after 40 years in business, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities that were too expensive to repair.
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Speed limit 30 kph58 views
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Ice and water57 views
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Dead end. Right after the lodge, the road was closed due to snow. But I decided to walk over the snow in order to walk around the entire lake. I knew there were some great shots to be had on the other side of the lake. But it almost froze my feet.57 views
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Snow clearer57 views
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Tree fallen by the weight of snow.57 views
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The lake57 views
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Little winter fish. Fishing is a business at Lake Yogo.56 views
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Ducks on ice56 views
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Where the water meets the ice. About one-fourth of the lake was iced over.56 views
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A patch of road under the snow.56 views
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Slabs of ice56 views
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The sun came out.54 views
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Green growth in Lake Yogo created during the hot summer.54 views
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Lake Yogo and autumn flowers54 views
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During winter in Jan. 2006, when it snowed a lot, I walked around the lake starting from Yogo Station.53 views
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The road going to the minshuku was cleared of snow on one side of the lake.53 views
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Looking toward Yogo Station.53 views
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Road cleared of snow for cars. Different story on the other side of the lake though.53 views
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So scenic...53 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from Yogo Station. The swan maiden's tree (where she hung her clothes) is on the right.53 views
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About Lake Yogo's swan maiden.53 views
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Green stuff going across the lake.53 views
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Cherry trees52 views
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Water's edge52 views
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Yogoko-so lodge in the distance52 views
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Yogo Station52 views
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Snowy path. I was the only fool walking here, I saw no one else. But the scenery was great.51 views
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Lake Yogo Tourist House. They sell local products.51 views
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Lake Yogo Visitors Center51 views
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Finally the road is cleared. This is near civilization so the road was cleared of snow. It made walking a lot easier.50 views
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Nearest town in view50 views
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Cherry trees50 views
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Swan maiden's tree50 views
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Swan maiden's tree50 views
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JR Yogo Station on the Hokuriku Line.50 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48 views*Sadly, after 40 years in business, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities that were too expensive to repair.
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Higan-bana or red spider lily.46 views
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