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Cool, thanks snowbunny. I was there in February this year but it took me while to recognize from that angle.

I do love that place - especially the onsen at Madarao Kogen Hotel.

Will post a new pic soon

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Unless that's a very famous building how are we supposed to know that one?

 

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And there is a huge partly hidden clue under the pic - lets creative

 

Just give me the name of the park - never mind the Shrine name - thogh extra kudos if you do get that also

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Tsuruoka.

 

The URL for the photo has the words "Heavy Snow Fall Northern Japan" in it, and is hosted on a site called zimbio.com. (Looks like a "huge clue.")

Plugging those words into a search engine gives a slide show on zimbio.com of a snow storm in 2009, including the exact photo snowjunky posted.

The caption to the photo reads, "Snow falls on a shrine at the Tsuruoka park on December 19, 2009 in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan."

 

Google Maps tells us there is a park in Tsuruoka city called "Tsuruoka Park," with three shrines in it: Tsuruoka Gokoku Shrine, Shonai Shrine, and Oshiro Inari Shrine. Can't quite make out which one it is, but perhaps Shonai, seen from the back or side?

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