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Footbridge at Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
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Ise Shrine is one of Japan's most famous shrines. It's located in the Ise Peninsula in Mie Prefecture. the shrine was is built amid a dense forest of giant cryptomeria trees next to the Isuzu River at the foot of Mount Kamiji and Mount Shimaj. This is a footbridge near the shrine.

Copyright: Blane ebersold
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Uploaded: 07/08/2012
Updated: 25/08/2012
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Tags: ise; shrine; japan; mie; bridge
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