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rokclmb
30th April 2007, 08:40
OK so it isn't exactly Hell. It's Osorezan (Fear Mountain) and Lake Usorisan in northern Japan. The lake is believed to be Japan's version of the Greeks River Styx.

The ride was great!!! Probably the best I've been on. I've never been to the tail of the dragon in NC but from what I've read and seen online, this might have beaten it. There were so many twisties here.

If you are ever riding in northern Japan this should definatly be on your list of rides.

More information:
Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.3229+141.09868)
Osorezan on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Osore)
Osorezan on Japan Reference (http://www.jref.com/practical/osorezan_shimokita_hanto.shtml)

(I'll add some pics when I have time)

rokclmb
30th April 2007, 11:24
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Sportster_and_Bridge.jpg
The bridge is over a small river leaving Lake Usorisan in Northern Japan.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/lots_of_sulfur.jpg
Here's some of the sulfur that has built up on the shore of Lake Usorisan in Northern Japan.
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Entsu-ji_Temple.jpg
This is a picture of the temple that is at Osorezan.

Irondrake77
30th April 2007, 13:11
[QUOTE=rokclmb;713980]OK so it isn't exactly Hell. It's Osorezan (Fear Mountain) and Lake Usorisan in northern Japan. The lake is believed to be Japan's version of the Greeks River Styx.QUOTE]

You got a mountain named "Fear Mountain" that's awesome. Love the pics. Japan always looks like a beautiful country.