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Large Hole on Mt. Iseyama in Himeji, Japan
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This is an interior of a large hole on Mt. Iseyama in Himeji, Japan.

Mt. Iseyama has two peaks, western peak and eastern peak.

Below the western peak is this cave.

The name of the cave is "Shinza no Iwaya", literally translated, "God's Cave". As the name suggests, there are several small stone Buddhist images.

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Uploaded: 20/11/2011
Updated: 25/04/2014
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