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Symbol of Ritto and Ritto Station250 views
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Entrance road to JRA (Japan Racing Association) Ritto Training Center. MAP168 views
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Hi horsey!132 views
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Free gift given at the end of the tour: Pen, stapler, and ruler set. Very interesting tour even though you don't see any horses running on the track. (That's Wednesday's early morning tour.)124 views
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Map of Ritto Training Center. Horse stables dominate the area.117 views
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Staff living quarters115 views
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Practice horse track at JRA Ritto Training Center in Ritto.111 views
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Ritto Station. MAP109 views
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Inside Ritto Station and sign celebrating the decision to build a shinkansen station in Ritto. Celebration has been muted after the new governor was elected in July 2006.107 views
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Water fountain in front of Ritto Station100 views
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Kachidoki (Victory) Bridge with race horse motif.99 views
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Uphill training course with wood chips. 坂路調教馬場99 views
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Recycling truck98 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone in Ritto.98 views
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Site of Okamura Castle 岡村城跡98 views
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Horse stables, newly constructed.97 views
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The training track consists of several different tracks with grass, dirt, or wood chips.95 views
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Wada Tumuli is the group of nine small tumuli in Ritto. 和田古墳群 MAP93 views
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Horse stable model92 views
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Mt. Anyoji from afar looks like a tumulus.92 views
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Horse stables.91 views
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Recycling truck90 views
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Starting gates. The left gate has the largest width for beginner horses until they can get used to the narrow gates on the right. Some horses refuse to leave the gate.90 views
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Unloaded a horse after a race. Horse trucks often arrived. One truck usually holds up to four horses.89 views
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Unusual horse with a white face.89 views
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Starting gate training ground.88 views
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Nice view of uphill training course. The wood chips, which eventually wear out, are replaced once a year.88 views
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Horse stables.88 views
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Practice track87 views
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What the horse sees inside the narrow starting gate.87 views
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Ritto History Museum, accessible by bus from Kusatsu Station. 栗東歴史民俗博物館 MAP87 views
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Uphill training course with observation building. The wood chips are soft, making the horse less prone to injury.86 views
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The left profile is brown.86 views
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Ritto Archaeological Center right next to the Wada Tumuli. 栗東市出土文化財センター85 views
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This one is named Meisho Ittetsu. メイショウ イッテツ84 views
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Horses in stable.83 views
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Power line tower on Mt. Anyoji83 views
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Horse stables.81 views
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No need to say giddy-up.81 views
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24-hour strict security in place. Since 1969, the government-run Japan Racing Association (JRA) has trained jockeys and race horses in Ritto. It offers free tours of this large, impressive facility on Sunday afternoons and early Wednesday mornings.80 views
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Swimming pool for horses. There is a circular pool and straight and narrow pools.80 views
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Site of the proposed shinkansen station in Ritto. Not exacttly convenient.77 views
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Inside the observation building's press room.77 views
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Welcome to the JRA office, where the free 90 min. (1 pm - 2:30 pm) tour starts. (Reservations by phone required.)75 views
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Horse feed, mainly grain. No meats.75 views
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Washing a horse with warrm water.74 views
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Horse ride.73 views
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Horse stables.73 views
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Bridge sidewalk.72 views
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The tumuli in Ritto are estimated to have been built during the 6th to 7th centuries.72 views
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地山古墳72 views
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View of track from press room.69 views
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Kachidoki Bridge68 views
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How jewelry was worn.68 views
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View from Mt. Anyoji 安養寺山68 views
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Dedicated to Susano-O no Mikoto, Daiho Shrine is a short walk from JR Ritto Station. Main torii. MAP66 views
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Side torii65 views
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Nature trail into bamboo forest.64 views
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View from Mt. Anyoji in Ritto.64 views
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Starting gate on training track.63 views
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Hoof marks on sand.63 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone.63 views
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Workers restore unearthed artifacts.62 views
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In front of Tehara Station.62 views
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Tehara Station on the JR Kustatsu Line. 手原駅 MAP61 views
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Horse ride with a guide guiding the horse.60 views
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Kuri-chan bus in front of Tehara Station.60 views
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Path to shrine59 views
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Gate58 views
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Another Kuri-chan bus.58 views
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Bus stop in front of city hall with the timetable torn off.58 views
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Ritto City Hall. MAP58 views
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The tour includes a ride on a retired race horse.57 views
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View of Ritto from Mt. Anyoji.57 views
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Tumulus No. 556 views
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Sign in front of Ritto City Hall56 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone (looking out).55 views
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Another broken sign.55 views
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Path back to Ritto Station54 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone.54 views
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Statue for crossing the street safely.53 views
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Tumulus No. 5 with a reconstructed chamber made of stone.52 views
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Beads52 views
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Tumulus No. 1 at the top of the slope.51 views
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Many items found in and around the tumuli.51 views
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Main shrine50 views
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Ritto manhhole50 views
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View Hira mountains from Mt. Anyoji.46 views
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Sumo ring within shrine grounds45 views
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View of Ritto from Mt. Anyoji. Marvelous view if it weren't for the trees...45 views
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Small shrine45 views
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Mt. Anyoji trail sign totally illegible. No map on the mountain to tell you where ypu are either.45 views
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Inside the Ritto Archaeological Center. 栗東市出土文化財センター44 views
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Earrings44 views
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Main shrine43 views
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View from Mt. Anyoji.42 views
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Inside the Ritto Archaeological Center. 栗東市出土文化財センター41 views
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Ritto History Museum, stone buddha replica. 栗東歴史民俗博物館40 views
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Ritto History Museum's minka home on display.38 views
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Most of the tumuli are just dirt mounds with no chamber opened for inspection.37 views
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Ritto History Museum 栗東歴史民俗博物館37 views
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Ritto History Museum's minka home on display.36 views
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Display of different rocks.36 views
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Nature trail35 views
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The archeological museum and tumuli on right, at the foot of My. Anyoji.34 views
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Ritto History Museum's minka home on display.34 views
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Nature Center, also serves as a birdwatching station and nature classroom (mainly for kids).33 views
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Nature trail33 views
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Ritto History Museum 栗東歴史民俗博物館32 views
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Ritto History Museum 栗東歴史民俗博物館32 views
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Entrance to Ritto Nature Observation Forest. 栗東自然観察の森 MAP32 views
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Stuffed boar.32 views
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Reading room.30 views
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Ritto History Museum's buddha statues 栗東歴史民俗博物館29 views
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Inside Nature Center. Many nature exhibits.29 views
 
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