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Path down mountain, Hakone
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A path down the mountain towards Ōwakudani valley in Hakone, Japan. The dead trees at the sides of the path were probably killed off by fumes from the sulphur vents in the valley. The name "Ōwakudani" literally means "Great Boiling Valley".

In the distance is Kamiyama, the highest peak in Hakone. Covered with clouds in the far distance is Mount Fuji. Hakone is popular with tourists for its mountains and hot springs.

Copyright: Dave Kennard
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Uploaded: 24/02/2012
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