Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shiratake (White Mountain) Park on Hirado

I went here because I was following a multi-language sign for a park.
Unless you are interested in a beautiful view with minimal walking, this park isn't anything special.
This area does have some history. According to this website: In 1904 at the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War there was a radiotelegraphy station located on the mountain. It was here were the first message came in that a Russian ship had been sighted in the Sea of Japan, signaling the start of the subsequent navy battle.
The trail is short and easy.
If you are interested, just head north once you cross the Hirado bridge. Eventually you'll see a sign for Shiratake in Japanese, English and Korean.

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