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Japan : Kyūshū

4.8 km (3.0 miles) NW of Uchinomaki, Asō-shi, Kumamoto-ken, Kyūshū, Japan
Approx. altitude: 887 m (2910 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 49°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS #3: ZERO POINT #4: I'm here #5: Sign to the zero point based on Tokyo Datum. #6: Monument at the zero point based on Tokyo Datum.

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  33°N 131°E (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: SOUTH

(visited by Shigeru Shimizu)

09-May-2005 -- This point was located in north side of gradual foot of the rim of Mt. Aso's large caldera.

After 1,300Km driving from my home, I arrived at Kikuchi canyon located 5.1Km west from the target. The road named Kikuchi-Aso skyline guided me to closer area. Target was 300 meter away from the road.

First I attacked the triangular point, measured 33.00.11.1626N 131.00.04.0304E. I could find it easily from with 60 meter walk from roadside.

I used GPS and compass to attack the target directly. After 310 meter walk in the ceder forest, the GPS showed almost zero.

After returning the car, I visited another point. It was 33N 131E based on Tokyo Datum. A big monument was built there. Tokyo Datum was common in 20 century in Japan, and most of degree monument was there.

My wife was waiting in a car again.

Coordinator's Note: This visit is classified incomplete because it does not meet the photo requirements of the project.


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#1: SOUTH
#2: GPS
#3: ZERO POINT
#4: I'm here
#5: Sign to the zero point based on Tokyo Datum.
#6: Monument at the zero point based on Tokyo Datum.
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