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Owakudani in early winter
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Owakudani is a famous place where we can observe volcano activities in Hakone. The day I shoot the panorama, we can see Mt. Fuji althogh some part of Fuji was hidden behind the clouds. I know some foreign photographers already uploaded outstanding panorama photos in this area, but, I added this because it is the first photo you can see hot spring with Mt. Fuji.

Copyright: Taro tsubomura
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13718x6859
Uploaded: 10/12/2012
Updated: 09/07/2014
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