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Hitachi-tone river's bank
Japan

On the bank of Hitachi-tone river near by Ikisu shrine.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9548x4774
Uploaded: 27/02/2012
Updated: 25/06/2014
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Tags: japan; ibaraki; kamisu; torii; ikisu
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