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Japan : Tōhoku

5.6 km (3.5 miles) S of Akasakata, Hachimantai-shi, Iwate-ken, Tōhoku, Japan
Approx. altitude: 490 m (1607 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 39°W

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East View #3: South View #4: West View #5: GPS Screen #6: Overview of the Point, from 20 meters west. #7: Big monument based on Old datums.

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  40°N 141°E (visit #3)  

#1: North View

(visited by Shigeru Shimizu)

08-Jul-2006 -- I got up early in the morning at Shiwa Service Area on Tohoku Expressway. It was only 55 kilometers to the target. I passed Matsuo-Hachimantai Interchange and followed Route 282. I passed the nearest point, and U-turned at the 40N 141E monument based on Tokyo datum. I could find a small path and parked my car. My GPS indicated it was only 170 meters to the point. I attacked the small hill at right side. It was heavy bush of bamboo grass, about 1.5 meters high and I took 15 minutes to reach the zero point.

There was no special sign, and almost same view of all four directions.(pic #1-#4). My GPS screen had good value of 40.00.00.1N and 141.00.00.2E.

On the way back to the car, I found a small trace direct to the starting point.

Appi, famous ski slope, was only 3 kilo meters away.


 All pictures
#1: North View
#2: East View
#3: South View
#4: West View
#5: GPS Screen
#6: Overview of the Point, from 20 meters west.
#7: Big monument based on Old datums.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)