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Cherry-Blossom Viewing at Himeji Castle
Japan

In April, we go on an outing to enjoy cherry blossoms here in Japan.

This panorama was taken in front of a world heritage, Himeji Castle where lots of people are viewing cherry blossoms with beer, Japanese sake, and snacks.

The castle itself is covered with scaffold for restoration.

Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
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Uploaded: 12/04/2014
Updated: 14/04/2014
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