the Degree Confluence Project

Japan : Kantō

2.4 km (1.5 miles) SW of Nakayara, Yawara-mura, Ibaraki-ken, Kantō, Japan
Approx. altitude: 10 m (32 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 36°S 40°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: the crop #6: two GPS receivers showing location #7: GPS with trip data #8: Koki, Naotaka, Dave

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  36°N 140°E (visit #6)  

#1: North

(visited by Dave Patton, Koki Iwao and Naotaka Yamamoto)


01-Nov-2007 -- In the fall of 2007 I (Dave) had the opportunity to travel to Japan to collaborate with Dr. Koki Iwao on some research. I stayed in Tsukuba, Japan's 'Science City'.

During the week Koki, his colleague Naotaka, and myself were able to visit 36N 140E, which is not far from Tsukuba. It was overcast, and raining lightly, and the ground was a bit soft, but we were able to walk the short distance from the road onto the rice paddy to get right to the confluence.

It was nice to be able to include a confluence visit on this trip to Japan. According to the captain of the flight home, between Narita airport and the airport in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the flight path crossed 54N 150W and 53N 140W, but those don't count as confluence visits!

(Koki) Dave named the way to find the confluence with handy GPS as “GPS dancing”, it really was! Fortunately, it did not take long time before the dance ends.


2007年11月1日 -- 2007年の秋に私(Dave)はある研究プロジェクトに関してKokiと協力するために日本に旅行する機会を持ちました。この際,日本の研究学園都市「つくば」に滞在しました。その期間中,KokiとNaotaka,私Daveの三人でつくば近郊の北緯36度,東経140度の地点を踏査する機会がありました。この日は曇天で,少し雨も降っていました。地面も少しぬかるんでいましたが,収穫後の水田の中にあるこのポイントに隣接する道路から歩いて簡単に到達することができました。日本への旅行期間中に踏査の機会をもてて本当に良かったです。成田からカナダバンクーバーへの岐路の飛行機の中で,北緯54度西経150度と北緯53度西経140度を通過するとの機長からのアナウンスがありましたがそれらは私の踏査の回数にはカウントしていません!


 All pictures
#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: the crop
#6: two GPS receivers showing location
#7: GPS with trip data
#8: Koki, Naotaka, Dave
ALL: All pictures on one page