Mount Yōrō from the foot in mountain; Yoro town
|Elevation||908.3 m (2,980 ft)|
|Length||25 km (16 mi)|
|Width||10 km (6.2 mi)|
|Prefectures||Mie and Gifu|
The Yōrō Mountains stretch approximately 10 km (6 mi) wide and 25 km (16 mi) long, with the primary direction of the mountains running from the south-southwest to the north-northeast. The highest peaks in the northern section of the mountains reach up to 900 m (2,953 ft) high, while peaks in the southern section only reach 400 m (1,312 ft). The tallest mountain in the group is Mount Shō (笙ヶ岳 Shō-ga-dake), but the main peaks are Mount Yōrō in the north and Mount Tado (多度山 Tado-yama) in the south.
Flora and fauna
Places of interest
On the Yōrō Line, between Mino-Yamazaki Station and Komano Station, on the side of Mt. Garyou, a Buddhist temple was built by Gyōki in 744 AD. It was originally called Temple of the Bodhisattva of Mt. Garyou. It was burned down in 1336 during a war, but was rebuilt in 1705 by the local Matsudaira nobility as their private temple and renamed Gyōkiji (Gyōki's Temple).
Tado Shrine is located near the town of Tado. There are hiking paths to the top of Mount Tado. Tado-san is 403 meters tall.
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- "Garyouzan Gyōkiji" (in Japanese). Gyōkiji. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "The Yoro Waterfall and the Legend of the Dutiful Son".
- "Places to Visit - Yōrō".
- Steven Kenworthy. "Color Yoro World". SeekJapan. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
- "Color Yoro World" by Steven Kenworthy
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