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Japan : Kinki

3.6 km (2.2 miles) ESE of Kusatsu, Rittō-shi, Shiga-ken, Kinki, Japan
Approx. altitude: 139 m (456 ft)
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Antipode: 35°S 44°W

Accuracy: 4.2 km (2.6 mi)

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  35°N 136°E (visit #3) (incomplete) 

#1: The JR "Ritto" train station - unfortunately still 2.8 miles from the confluence point

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

15-Nov-2009 -- I spent a weekend vacationing in Kyoto at the end of a week-long business trip to Japan. I noticed that there was a degree confluence point nearby, and decided to see if I could easily access it by rail and then on foot. Like the previous visitor, I hoped to do a quick 'hit and run' visit to the golf course when no one was playing, so I got up early in the morning and took the JR Biwako line eastwards from Kyoto, to see if it passed close enough to the confluence point. Unfortunately the two closest stations - Kustatsu and Ritto - were no closer than 2.6 miles from the confluence point. (If I had read the first visitor's report, I would have already known this :-) Because public transportation in Japan is so good, I suspect that there's a local bus service that would take me closer, but because I didn't speak Japanese and didn't know anything about the local bus service, I decided not to proceed. Maybe I'll try again if I'm ever in this part of Japan again.


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#1: The JR "Ritto" train station - unfortunately still 2.8 miles from the confluence point
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