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Japan : Tōhoku

3.9 km (2.4 miles) ESE of Ōgata, Ōgata-mura, Akita-ken, Tōhoku, Japan
Approx. altitude: -4 m (-13 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 40°S 40°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: North View of the closest point #3: East View of the closest point #4: South View of the closest point #5: West of the closest point #6: GPS screen #7: GPS with me #8: The monument based on Tokyo Datum

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  40°N 140°E (visit #2)  

#1: Overview of the point, from 20 meters South

(visited by Shigeru Shimizu)

08-Jul-2006 -- This is the only Big Zero point (10-degree confluence) in Japan. The point was located in the center of the biggest reclaimed land, named Hachiro-gata Kantakuchi.

The ways and pathes in the reclaimed land consists a maze, separated with a lot of channel and canal.

The target was in the rice field filled with water, and rice was growing. I stopped to walk into the rice field.

The closest point I could reach was 20 meters away, and GPS value was 40.00.00.0N, 139.59.59.2E.


 All pictures
#1: Overview of the point, from 20 meters South
#2: North View of the closest point
#3: East View of the closest point
#4: South View of the closest point
#5: West of the closest point
#6: GPS screen
#7: GPS with me
#8: The monument based on Tokyo Datum
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the middle of the island that is entirely made up of reclaimed land from the former Hachirō-gata Lake.