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Owakudani Boiling Valley
Japan

Owakudani also known as "Great Boiling Valley" is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. In this panorama Mount Fuji is clearly visible in the background.

It is a popular tourist site for its scenic views, volcanic activity, and especially, Kuro-tamago "black egg" a local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs. The boiled eggs turn black and smell slightly sulphuric; consuming the eggs is said to increase longevity. Eating one is said to add seven years to your life. You may eat up to two and a half for up to seventeen and a half years, but eating a whole third is said to be highly unadvised.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Cwakudani

Copyright: Steven Tung
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11768x5884
Taken: 26/12/2012
Uploaded: 11/01/2013
Updated: 20/08/2014
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Tags: owakudani; great boiling valley; hakone; kanagawa prefecture; japan
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