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Owakudani - The hell valley, Hakone
Japan

Owakudani is the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 years ago. Today, much of the area is an active volcanic zone where sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers can be experienced.

The Owakudani means "the hell valley", which was formed by vocanic explosion. Walking on the promenade, you can see a wonderful smoking volcano and yellow sulfar. The small pond is hot spring, where black eggs are cooked.

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Uploaded: 11/07/2009
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Tags: volcano; owakudani; crater; black egg; hakone
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