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Niseko Cycle Week 2008
Hokkaido

Niseko Cycle Week is a week long community based cycling festival held in and around Niseko Hirafu. This panorama was shot at the first Niseko Cycle Week event back in 2008.

Copyright: Glen claydon
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Uploaded: 03/09/2010
Updated: 18/09/2014
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; cycling; yotei; hokkaido; japan
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