Most viewed - Koinobori Festival 鯉のぼり祭り
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I would say this is one of Japan's top five best places to see carp streamers at Kanna-machi, Gunma.330 views
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The mountain top has a small rest house.266 views
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Eight strings x 100 carp streamers = 800 carp257 views
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Held during late April to early May, Kanna's Koinobori festival of carp streamers is this town's claim to fame. About 800 colorful carp streamers swim in the sky above a river. Strings of carp streamers viewable from the road.251 views
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Carp streamer caught at Kanna-machi, Gunma215 views
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View from mountain top, Kanna-machi town seen below.186 views
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Bus we rode to and from Kanna-machi.173 views
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Strings of carp streamers latched to the ground from the mountaintop.170 views
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These pictures were taken in May 2003, when Kanna-machi town was newly formed upon the merging of Manba town and Nakazato village.164 views
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JR Shin-machi Station to go back to Takasaki.157 views
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Kanna-machi banners celebrating the formation of the new town.153 views
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Kanna-machi is quite out of the way, but worth the time it takes to get there (from Takasaki).146 views
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Eight strings of carp streamers hover over the river.143 views
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Parking lot downstream. Most people arrive by car or bus. (No nearby train station.)131 views
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Lying low131 views
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Raft rides116 views
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In Japan, the koi carp is regarded as a symbol of valiant manhood because it swims up the river against the rapids.115 views
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Swimming in the air114 views
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There's a secret technique to fasten the carp to the cable so they don't slide around.114 views
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Bridge with a view112 views
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Riverside111 views
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Hiking up the mountain.108 views
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Top of the mountain104 views
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The mountain is an easy hike. But hardly anybody climbed it.99 views
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Bus back to JR Shin-machi Station, takes about 90 min.97 views
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View from halfway up.95 views
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Going down93 views
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Entertainment on stage89 views
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Ground connection88 views
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Superb views from the mountain.87 views
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Cable anchor87 views
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The wind died.86 views
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Ground connection: Cable anchor for one string of carp84 views
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Hiking up the mountain.83 views
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Cables go all the way up the mountain.76 views
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