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Friday, January 7, 2011

Mt. Toyama Summit


Photographed on the summit of Mt. Toyama (外山), Nikko city. Bishamondo Hall (毘沙門堂), that is owned by Rinnoji Temple (輪王寺), is located at the summit. A bunch of old statues is waiting for you behind the Hall. And a fresh air, too!

Actually the photo of the entrance to this mountain was the first entry of this blog!!! And this is also the 70th post on this blog.
   
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As the sign says, it's 880m above the sea level. It took me 30 min to climb to the top of this mountain from the shrine gate (entrance) that is located at approximately 560m. Note that I took my camera bag, water, and tripod with me. Altogether it weighed around 15kg.
 
This is an entry for Show Me Japan Vol 1, Issue 8. If you want to see more nice photos taken in Japan, please be sure to visit!!!



As usual, this is also a Sky Watch Friday and Foto Friday entry. The theme of this week is "fresh".

32 comments:

  1. 15 kg photo equipment?! Huhh! :)
    But I think worth to climb up there. This place is beautiful!
    You took a very nice landscape photo!

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  2. well, it seems this mountain is very dear, very close to your soul... maybe it's like my "nest", where I like and feel good to go again and again,...
    so, many happy returns!... :)
    best regards...

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  3. Breathtaking capture as always, Yoshi! And what a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing the beauty. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. This is an amazing photo! Beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful image! Love those colors on the mountains - and a nice sky too! Congrats with your 70th entry! :)

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  6. Great photo. I see it´s a very good HDR. Happy New Year.

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  7. 2400 feet in 30 minutes????
    Your feet must have wings :-)
    Terrific image.

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  8. Absolutely Beautiful!!! Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. worth the climb. hugs to the kitties.

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  10. The colors are amazing. Looks like a pastel painting.

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  11. Very nice, very pretty! =)

    Happy SWF! =)

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  12. A strenuous climb to the top, but all worth while in the end with the stunningly breathtaking view at the top. Nice stone carving with amazing landscape at the background to match.

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  13. Beautiful! I love the landscape in Asia in general. It's one of my favorite continents to visit. Beautiful capture!

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  14. the view is awesome! beautiful photo.

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  15. That shot is amazing. I wish I could be there to just spin around and see it at all of the angles. You did a great job of making me feel like I was right there.

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  16. Great landscape image, it almost doesn't look like Japan. I also really like the image of the tori, as always your images tell stories and the more images we see the more in-depth the story.

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  17. Beautiful photo! It was worth the walk for sure!

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  18. what a magnificent view Yoshi. I really like the stone carvings.

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  19. Gorgeous!! Am stunned by the colours in this one.

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  20. Such a He-man, climbing up there with all that extra weight to boot! ;)

    Awesome photo!

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  21. This is absolutely breathtaking!

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  22. 15kg.... goodness. it's worth it though. your pics are priceless.

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  23. Happy 700th post!

    I love the pictures that you take because they inspire me to do more traveling. Someday, I'm going to see all of these in person!

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  24. Wow! That's unreal looking! It's so clear and three dimensional. Well done! Looks like a fun place to explore.

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