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My snowshoes have arrived, so I decided to try 'em out on a steep hike up Mt. Ibuki. It's considered one of the "must-climb" mountains in Japan, and if not for the abandoned ski area midway up and parking lot near the summit (closed for winter, thankfully), I would agree. Good snow cover, fairly mild temps, and 3700ft of vertical ascent.
A shrine building on the summit, covered in frost. It's unlocked all year round and has standing room for about 6 people inside. I think everyone who climbed that day was inside when I got there, it was packed!