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Autumn flowers at Lake Yogo, a small scenic lake next to northern Lake Biwa.349 views
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Lake Yogo swan maiden monument before it was moved to its present location. The swan maiden tree can be seen in the background.299 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from Mt. Shizugatake in May.298 views
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Swan maiden statue at Lake Yogo. Monument built in Nov. 1994.142 views
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Heron with a frog at Lake Yogo, Nagahama, Shiga.121 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from the long hiking trail from Mt. Shizugatake. MAP111 views
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View of Lake Yogo from the hiking trail from Mt. Shizugatake.89 views
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Lake Yogo has a nice lakeshore road going completely around the lake. Going counterclockwise is recommended since you'll be closer to the lake edge on the road. In winter, only part of the road is cleared of snow. 89 viewsThe photos below follow a counterclockwise route.
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Lake Yogo is also noted for the swan maiden legend. There's even a statue monument for her. The pedestal is engraved with "Yogo-ko" (Lake Yogo).87 views
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Autumn wildflowers at Lake Yogo.82 views
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Swan maiden's tree. A sign next to it explains the legend. Lake Yogo is Japan's most noted lake for the swan maiden story. 余呉湖の衣掛柳81 views
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Memorial for Yogo's war dead.81 views
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Lake Yogo's swan maiden story.75 views
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Lake Yogo as seen from Yogo Station. The tree where the swan maiden hung her clothing to bathe in the lake is on the right.74 views
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Lake Yogo green with algae in late Sept.74 views
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Swan maiden's tree. Sadly, a strong typhoon knocked down this tree and it's no longer here.73 views
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JR Yogo Station platform with Lake Yogo in the background. In Sept. after the rice was harvested.73 views
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In autumn (late Sept.), cosmos autumn flowers along Lake Yogo.73 views
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Swan maiden tree at Lake Yogo. It's actually not that close to the lake edge. It's a willow tree. (マルバヤナギ) 余呉湖の衣掛柳71 views
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Along the lakeshore road are few monuments like this one for the souls of lake fish.71 views
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Lake Yogo is 2.3 km long and 1.2 km wide with a 6.45 km circumference. Maximum depth is 13.3 meters and water surface area is 1.97 sq. km.70 views
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Autumn flowers at Lake Yogo.70 views
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Lake Yogo green with algae in late Sept.68 views
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Lake Yogo green with algae in late Sept.68 views
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Yogoko-so Kokuminshuku lodge at the southern tip of the lake when it was still operating. It afforded a scenic view of the lake. This was a national pension, so prices were affordable. 国民宿舎 余呉湖荘68 views*Sadly, after 40 years in business since 1971, this pension closed in Sept. 2013 due to aging facilities that were too expensive to repair.
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Sign indicating the site of the Battle of Shizugatake.68 views
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Rice paddies in late Sept.68 views
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Higan-bana or red spider lily in Sept.65 views
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Autumn flowers at Lake Yogo.63 views
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A balck kite tries to steal the heron's frog.2 views
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In May, these white flowers. 1 views
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In winter, dramatic snowscapes around Lake Yogo. The Yogo area sees the most snow in Shiga. 1 views
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Lake Yogo sakura cherry blossoms.1 views
 
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