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The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

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Xiao Meirin (China)
Xiao Kehan (China)
Jessie Lien (Taiwan)
Mai Kawano (Japan)
Yasuyuki Kitamura (Japan)

Date
Nov 27, 2010

Lying at the foot of Mt. Hiei, you can find a town called Sakamoto, where a lot of Buddhist priests reside. We went down the mountain with the cable car, where we reached some streets that were lined with neat rows of stores and houses.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    We just exited Enryakuji. From there on we are going down the mountain.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    During our walk the most wonderful views came to our sight.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    Blues sky, white clouds, and of course Lake Biwa!

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    We could check the surroundings using the binoculars.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    Arrival at the cable car station.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    The cable car's ticket. It is a good fortune and happiness charm that is quite popular.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    Let's get in the train. Sakamoto is known to be Japan's longest.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    In front of us, the cable car going up.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    We could take another magnificent panoramic view of Lake Biwa.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    We arrived downhill.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    Souvenir picture.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    This shot was taken by a staff member. You can get it printed out on the spot.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    Sakamoto's cable car station. It was designated as a cultural heritage.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    The inside of the station.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    The cable car we used is climbing up the mountain again. The station employee sends it off.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    After going out of the station, we took a walk in Sakamoto.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    At the horizon, the view of Lake Biwa is spreading.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    The Autumn leafs' color is at its best. It is really beautiful.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    A lot of Buddhist priests are living in Sakamoto. You can meet with some from time to time.

  • The beautiful leaves at the foot of Mt. Hiei – Sakamoto

    We turn back towards Mt. Hiei. To climb up from here looks like a lot of fun too.

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