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On the way to Hiyoshi Shrine

Stone walls, old bridges and dragonflies in Sakamoto

Sakamoto is a temple town in Shiga Prefecture at the foot of Mount Hiei. It was home to  the Ano Clan who were renowned for their skills in stone-masonry. Besides contributing to the building of castles and temples throughout Shiga and Kyoto, they also left their mark on Sakamoto, and wonderful mossy stone walls line the streets. These photos were taken near the Sakamoto Cable Car Station to Mount Hiei. Nearby Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine is supposed to be the best spot in Shiga Prefecture for viewing autumn colors, but I can't confirm that because I was there in summer.

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