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Yamato Sanzan, Kashihara

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Yamato Sanzan or "the three mountains of Yamato", in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, Japan, are Mount Kagu, Mount Unebi, and Mount Miminashi. Celebrated in Japanese poetry, they have been jointly designated a Place of Scenic Beauty. Jimmu, first Emperor of Japan, is said to have built his palace on the southeast side of Mt Unebi; he is enshrined at Kashihara Jingū. Archaeological study in the 1990s has shown that, rather than their surrounding Fujiwara-kyō on three sides, the "palace-city" was so large as to encompass the three mountains.
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  • This is the Sanzan in the new year. Mt. UNEBI, ear Chengshan, heaven kaguyama is. Miwa shrine each three-wheeled mountain is visible beyond.
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  • Univ. of Matcha, one ear Chengshan climbed. Gentle mountain is on the Kintetsu train and looks to the other side of the window? Hills like that (lol) you will see. Is the name seems to have any ears or may park and well... at the foot. It is during the climb, but the view wasn't.
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  • Did not like mountains to traverse in a single day, to each mountain was done many times each, so way more aware and knew all the distance and travel time on the today Sanzan in one fell swoop to traverse the Alps separate longitudinal, and even not.... daily treks and average 8 km a day's walking so... could traverse fairly easily. Furuyama each appeared on the stage of history is a great mountain of the myths of the ancient capital Nara, felt, and enshrined in the shrine at the Summit. Compared to the distance around the village of yagyu wakakusa mountain last month, came back to Kofuku-ji Temple... it was known.
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