Lake Ashinoko near Kojiri
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Lake Ashinoko near Kojiri

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Lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) is one of the most beautiful sightseeing spot near Tokyo.  The surface of the lake is about 800 m above sea level, so it is a bit cool than in Tokyo even in summer season.  This lake was made by the eruption of old Hakone volcano about 3000 years before.  You can see a sightseeing ship, which was modeled on the Swedish warship Vasa, on the lake.  The brown-colored buidings seen in the north-east is one of the water-gates of the lake.  Mt. Kami-yama (1437 m) can be seen in the ESE direction.

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A: hakone ashinoko observatory park

por kiyoharu takamura, 730 metros de distancia

hakone ashinoko observatory park

B: Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,

por Min Heo, 800 metros de distancia

Lake Ashi(Ashinoko) is a lake made by volcano eruption. There is a sight-seeing ship between Togendai...

Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,

C: kojiri-1

por kiyoharu takamura, a 1.0 km.


D: Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate

por Taro Tsubomura, a 1.0 km.

This place is in the west-side coast of the lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi).  This side of the lake can be ...

Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate

E: Sunset in Hakone

por kiyoharu takamura, a 1.0 km.

Sunset in Hakone

F: kojiri-2

por kiyoharu takamura, a 1.1 km.


G: On the Sightseeing Cruise ship, Lake Ashi, Hakone

por Min Heo, a 1.8 km.

This is the sight seeing cruise ship of Lake Ashi, from Togendi to Hakone machi, Hakone. You can take...

On the Sightseeing Cruise ship, Lake Ashi, Hakone

H: mikuni pass

por kiyoharu takamura, a 2.6 km.

mikuni pass

I: sunset in Mikuni pass

por kiyoharu takamura, a 2.6 km.

sunset in Mikuni pass

J: In the Hakone Ropeway, from Owakudani to Togendai, Hakone area

por Min Heo, a 2.6 km.

You can enjoy the whole Hakone area using one freepass costs around 5,000 yen. You can take a railway...

In the Hakone Ropeway, from Owakudani to Togendai, Hakone area

Este panorama fue tomado en Japan

Esta es una vista general de Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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