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Kamikochi - Japanese Alps 3
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Kamikōchi (上高地 Upper Highlands) is a remote mountainous highland in the western portion of Nagano Prefecture, Japan, which has been preserved in its natural state. It has been designated as one of Japan's National Cultural Assets.[1] It is sometimes referred to as the "Japanese Yosemite," although it is considerably smaller than its American counterpart. The highlands reach an altitude of 1,500 m (4,900 ft). The kanji 神垣内 (Kami-ko-uchi) were also used to write "Kamikōchi," but 上高地 (Kami-kō-chi) has become the common way to write the name. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikochi
Copyright: Thomas Humeau
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6032x3016
Taken: 12/09/2011
Subida: 18/09/2011
Actualizado: 23/09/2014
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Tags: kamikouchi; kamikochi; japanese; alps; yosemite; nagano; upper; highlands
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