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Scot Hotel Site - Niseko Hirafu
Hokkaido

Taken from the top of the Niseko Hirafu Village from the former Scot Hotel site.

A beautiful day and not long now before the snow starts falling.

Copyright: Glen Claydon
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Uploaded: 24/10/2011
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Tags: niseko; hirafu; hokkaido; japan; yotei; snow; snowboard autumn
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