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Hyakken Iwa (Long Rocky Slope) on Mt.Takamikura
Japan

This panorama was taken on a large rocky slope behind Kashima Shrine in Takasago, Hyogo Pref., Japan.

Hyakken Iwa means, literally translated, "600 ft. rock".

As the name suggests, the slope really is 600 ft. long.

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Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 11/09/2011
Uploaded: 11/09/2011
Actualizat: 25/04/2014
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Tags: rocky slope; mountain; trekking
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