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Iroha slope
Japan
いろは坂のくだりの景色です。上りよりも下りのほうが紅葉がきれいに見えると、売店の方が言っていました。
Copyright: Hiroharu shizuya
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Uploaded: 29/10/2010
Actualizat: 20/06/2012
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