Behind Suntory’s Yamazaki Whisky Distillery
Shiio Shrine 椎尾神社、サントリー山崎蒸溜所の裏 behind the Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Distillery -- Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Shiio Shrine
椎尾神社、サントリー山崎蒸溜所の裏
behind the Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Distillery

As I posted the other day, I made a visit to Suntory's Whisky Distillery in the Yamazaki area just south of Kyoto. Eric and I arrived early for the tour, so we wandered a bit.

A public road bisects the distillery campus, and while the road then turns 90° to wrap up behind and beyond the campus, the logical straight-ahead continuation brings you to Shiio Shrine, apparently on Suntory property.

With Eric from the public road that bisects the campus -- Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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With Eric
from the public road that bisects the campus

The public road heads off to the right, pitching up sharply (~15% grade). It looked inviting to cycle, so I came back later by bicycle to poke around. I also made a Strava segment for this road, starting with the slow climb from the distillery entrance until this turn, continuing then with the steep climb after the turn.

But for today's visit, Eric and I were on foot, so we wandered into the shrine. The entrance path has two stone gates.

Between the Gates -- Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Between the Gates

Just to the left of the steps in front of the gate in the photo above is a light pole, on which there's an old (and to me, odd) forest-fire warning sign...

“ Mountain Forest File Prevention ” “ Risky! You can burn the mountains with your fire ” -- Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Mountain Forest File Prevention
Risky! You can burn the mountains with your fire

As best I can tell, the character in the sign is a chameleon smoking a cigarette. Lovely

Not far away is a little alcove with a water-fountain feature. It seems like it should be photogenic, but I wasn't feeling it....

Wide View -- Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Wide View
Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Meh -- Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Meh
Looking Back -- Shiio Shrine (椎尾神社) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Looking Back

The small temple building itself is apparently so un-notable that I didn't even taking a picture as I moved to the mountain trails that start behind it.

Temple Roof from the mountain trail behind -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Temple Roof
from the mountain trail behind
Warning at the start of another trail (the pink fungus is poisonous even to the touch) -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Warning
at the start of another trail
(the pink fungus is poisonous even to the touch)
Distillery from Behind -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Distillery from Behind
Pretty Bamboo -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Pretty Bamboo
Uncommonly Thick -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Uncommonly Thick
Splash -- Yamazaki, Osaka, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Splash

It's a pleasant place to wander around a bit, so if you visit the distillery for a tour, some time before or after for the bamboo will be rewarding.


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Yifen votes that the creature on the sign is not a chameleon but a monkey.

— comment by Yifen on March 12th, 2017 at 12:36pm JST (7 months, 6 days ago) comment permalink
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