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2014/09/28 - Exploring Kyoto's southern temples (Csabba)
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2014/08/07 - Feel local people's daily lives by bike (gregory patrisse)
2013/11/15 - Enjoying history in Kyoto (Robbu)
2013/11/14 - Hiking in Miyajima / Walking for peace in Hiroshima (Robbu)
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