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Hakone garasunomori museum Part.1
Japan
Copyright: Kiyoharu Takamura
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11568x5784
Taken: 21/12/2013
Uploaded: 21/12/2013
Updated: 25/04/2014
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Tags: hakone; garasunomori; museum; kanagawa; christmas tree; pond
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