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Japan : Chūbu

4.9 km (3.0 miles) ENE of Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Chūbu, Japan
Approx. altitude: 228 m (748 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 41°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view to north #3: view to east #4: view to south #5: view to west #6: GPS reading at CP 35N-139E #7: ground at  the CP #8: location at the right side of the street, at a distance of 98 m #9: location with creek #10: bicycle under the street level #11: shintō-shrine 700 m west of the CP #12: mushroom farm about 1.7 km away from the CP

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  35°N 139°E (visit #4)  

#1: view up to the CP 35N-139E at a distance of 35 m

(visited by Thomas Barthel)

14-Jun-2018 --

Serendipitously I had the chance to have an extra holiday which I used to visit Japan. I did a bicycle trip on the main island Honshu. While this I could manage to visit some confluence points. The first one was the CP 35°N-139°E.

After visiting the beautiful lake and shrine at Hakone the GPS lead me direction south. I passed Mishima and reached Izu, where I had to cross the Kano River. From there I started the way up by using very small but paved roads direction north east. It was a really hot day and lunch time when I cycled up a beautiful valley which was in use for rice cultivation. On the way side I saw some old Buddhist stelas and further up, around 1.7 km away from the CP, a mushroom farm in a forest. After passing the highest point the road leads back to the Highway 80. For a short distance I had to take the HWY 80, to take the next junction to the right. This road was in a very good condition and the GPS showed only 800 m distance to the aimed confluence, with a smooth uphill. I stopped and did a picture of the location from a distance of 98 m. The minimum distance from the right side of the road to the CP was shown with 54 m. At the site I placed the bicycle on the slope down to the creek and refreshed myself at first with the cold and clear water. Now the GPS shows a distance from 35 m, straight uphill into a area sparsely grown with conifer trees. Soon I reached the exact location of the confluence point 35°N-139°N and got all the zeros! 15 years were gone after the last visit. The vegetation at the location didn't changed a lot. After the other necessary pictures I went down to my bicycle and continued my trip back, direction north west. Only a view cars passed by during my visit. Short before I reached the HWY 80 I saw the gate of a shintō-shrine which I visited. After that I had a nice downhill on the HWY 80.

I was really happy for my first successful visit of a confluence point in Japan. In addition to this it was my most eastern visit of a CP so far.


 All pictures
#1: view up to the CP 35N-139E at a distance of 35 m
#2: view to north
#3: view to east
#4: view to south
#5: view to west
#6: GPS reading at CP 35N-139E
#7: ground at the CP
#8: location at the right side of the street, at a distance of 98 m
#9: location with creek
#10: bicycle under the street level
#11: shintō-shrine 700 m west of the CP
#12: mushroom farm about 1.7 km away from the CP
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