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Uji, Japan, from Daikichi MountainA by T. E. Smith-Lamothe

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T. E. Smith-Lamothe T. E. Smith-Lamothe
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$21.00 to $834.00
0.05 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 07, 2012
Date taken
Nov 09, 2011

After visiting the famous Byodo-in Temple (it appears on the back of every Japanese 10 yen coin), we hiked across the Uji River bridge to see the Kosho-ji Temple, but, instead, followed Sawarabi-no-michi street to an inviting foot path to the top of Daikichi Mountain. After many switchbacks, we arrived at washroom facilities near the top (with flush toilets, North American Park Services, take note) with an overlook from which this hand-held panorama was taken. A short climb beyond the washrooms, we reached the top of the "Mountain" (most would likely call it a "hill") where previous summiters had hung colourful name plates in the trees next to the traditional rock cairn. This pleasant hike is not on any tourist maps, although it does show up quite well on Googlemaps. Besides the Byodo-in Temple, Uji is known for its nighttime cormorant fishing when anglers hang a fire ball from their boat's bowsprit to attract fish and use cormorants on a tether with their throats cinched to catch fish in their beaks --- they can't swallow them. Uji is located between Kyoto and Osaka. For more information, go to: www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/kyoto/uji.html Will open in a new tab or window

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