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Niseko sogapark

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Niseko is a town located in Abuta District, Shiribeshi, Hokkaidō, Japan. Although in Japanese, Niseko principally refers to a municipal area, overseas, the name has come to refer to a wider area of ski resorts encompassing Hokkaido's Mount Yōtei, often referred to as the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido", and Annupuri ranges. The name Niseko derives from the Ainu language and means "a cliff jutting over a riverbank deep in the mountains". Its main industries are agriculture and tourism.

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A: NisekoStation

by KeiHirano, 670 meters away

NisekoStation

B: Sunset glow on Niseko Bridge

by Glen Claydon, 680 meters away

Beautiful summers day from Niseko Bridge. I was on my way to the local Niseko Shrine festival ( i'll ...

Sunset glow on Niseko Bridge

C: Nisekobridge

by KeiHirano, 690 meters away

Niseko is a town located in Abuta District, Shiribeshi, Hokkaidō, Japan. Although in Japanese, Niseko...

Nisekobridge

D: Under the bridge

by KeiHirano, 720 meters away

Test shot of panoramic HDRimage

Under the bridge

E: Soga Jinjya01

by KeiHirano, 740 meters away

Soga Jinjya01

F: Niseko Shrine in the Forest

by Glen Claydon, 750 meters away

This shirne is a Japanese Shinto shrine dedicated to the local gods. The Japanese shinto beliefs are ...

Niseko Shrine in the Forest

G: Niseko ohji hydroelectric power plant

by KeiHirano, 810 meters away

Ohji hydroelectric power plant has a long history.During WW2, there is a military test site on the to...

Niseko ohji hydroelectric power plant

H: Viewing Mtyotei from under the bridge at Fine day !

by KeiHirano, 1.2 km away

Viewing Mtyotei from under the bridge at Fine day !

Viewing Mtyotei from under the bridge  at Fine day !

I: Niseko Rafting

by Glen Claydon, 1.8 km away

Spring arrives in Niseko and with it the start of the local rafting season.This panorama was taken on...

Niseko Rafting

J: Arishima Museum

by KeiHirano, 2.0 km away

Arishima Museum

This panorama was taken in Hokkaido, Japan

This is an overview of 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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