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View from the Top of Mt.Myojin
Japan

This panorama was taken right above the triangulation point at the top of Mt. Myojin located in the north of Himeji.

It is said that there used to be a shrine here centuries ago. People in those days were so religious that they often came here.

However, the shrine was moved to the foot of the mountain to make it easier to worship the god.

Now, there is a miniature shrine made of stone as a reminder here.

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Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
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Uploaded: 29/04/2012
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