Sunday, April 17, 2011

The view from Sanbe

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Sanbe San is the name given to the highest point in Shimane, a cluster of 7 peaks.

!,126 meters above sea level, I have only climbed it one time.

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Most people go up it on the trail on the north side but I went up a barely used trail on the south side.

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As you would expect there are some great views once you get out of the trees.

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In the distance the Shimane Hanto with Izumo Taisha at its base.

According to the Kunibiki myth the peninsular was dragged from Sila and held to the land of izumo by a rope that is now the beach you can just see. The other end of the peninsular was tied by a rope to Daisen in Tottori.

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A huge caldera.

3 comments:

  1. your posts on shimane really make me miss living there! which is weird, because i LOVE fukuoka!!

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  2. In an annual survey Shimane has come repeatedly bottom of the list of prefectures that Japanese want to visit..... henna nihonjin

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  3. it's really out of the way, hey. but it is quite beautiful, if you like rural areas. which i do. i just like being a bit closer to big cities! :D

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