Travel Blogs from Ito, Japan

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The pilgrimage to Mt. Koya, Mt. Koya, Japan travel blog

The pilgrimage to Mt. Koya

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... destination for followers of Shingon Buddhism, and it is connected to the outside world by a network of pilgrimage trails. http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4900.html http://www.tb-kumano.jp/en/kumano-kodo/index.html From the Koyasan station there are two ...

Temples de Koyasan, Ito District, Japan travel blog

Temples de Koyasan

A travel blog entry by jfortin

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J'ai quitté ce matin la ville de Kyoto pour me rendre sur le mont Koya (Koyasan en japonais, "san" veut dire "mont"). Le but d'aller à Koyasan est de passer une nuit dans un temple Bouddhisme. Tout d'abord, je me suis levé très tôt pour aller ...

Ryokan ruxury..., Ito, Japan travel blog

Ryokan ruxury...

A travel blog entry by richardandfiona

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... on the trip so far. It was one of the most restful places I have ever stayed and the service we received was fantastic. If anyone is planning a trip to Japan I cannot recommend highly enough staying at a ryokan and experiencing proper Japanese ...

Gloria moments and final thoughts on Japan, Ito, Japan travel blog

Gloria moments and final thoughts on Japan

A travel blog entry by jjwong

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... . The stone walls are often overlooked but is a thing of beauty. - Gloria had quite a few entertaining train 'moments' in Japan. They include getting slapped on the knee by a Japanese man after she kicked him when fallen asleep and swinging her massive ...

Night at a temple on Mt. Koya, Ito District, Japan travel blog

Night at a temple on Mt. Koya

A travel blog entry by davidandjackie

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... watch the morning prayer ceremony, very relaxing stuff....the Buddhists are on to something...except I didn't understand anything. That's it! An awesome stay...definitely worth it if in Japan. Really cool experience to stay in a temple. On to ...

Hanging with the Monks at Koyasan, Koya-cho, Japan travel blog

Hanging with the Monks at Koyasan

A travel blog entry by balkans2009

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... nbsp;an important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), one of Japan's most significant religious figures. We were looking forward to the experience of staying in a traditional Buddhist temple! This ...

Up the mountain, Ito District, Japan travel blog

Up the mountain

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... . There are two communal baths, one for men and one for women. You have to completely wash yourself before going into the bath (in Japan a bath is not for washing, it's for relaxing!). The bath was really hot but once i got in it was really soothing. ...

Visit to Ito-shi, to relax in their hotspring tubs, Ito, Japan travel blog

Visit to Ito-shi, to relax in their hotspring tubs

A travel blog entry by svavar

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... weather that day, the sun almost shining and the wind had calmed. What I learned:  * When eating noodle soup in Japan, you should slurp as anything else would be considered rude  * The 'thing' they put on the floor in traditional ...

More soaking and procrastinating, Ito, Japan travel blog

More soaking and procrastinating

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... while eating my breakfast. I met this nice old lady who asked me all about where i was from and what i've been doing here in Japan. She told me she was following a computercourse on Windows and she had to leave as it was about to begin. At first i wanted ...

Péninsule d'Izu, Ito, Japan travel blog

Péninsule d'Izu

A travel blog entry by cousinehelene

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4 avril On est parti de Tokyo aujourd'hui pour se rendre dans la péninsule d'Izu à environ 100 km à l'ouest. On est assez étonne d'y voir des palmiers!! Bien oui, la region a un climat semi-tropical, le printemps y est bien plus avancé qu'à Tokyo ...

A Long Travel Day, Izu Kogen, Japan travel blog

A Long Travel Day

A travel blog entry by pacstar

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It had rained heavily again during the night, but the the morning looked to be free of rain.  We walked down to the clubhouse for breakfast.  Matt had ordered the grilled fish while I had asked for the brown rice porridge with side ...

Fiesta en el Jardin, Itō, Japan travel blog

Fiesta en el Jardin

A travel blog entry by little-general

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Friday and Saturday was spent preparing for the party however the rare spectacular weather prompted a quick trip up Mt Omuro to see the views (up a chairlift and all). Mt Fuji even poked its head out to say hi but the weather started to change and we ...

It's my birthday and I'll do whatever I want to!, Ito, Japan travel blog

It's my birthday and I'll do whatever I want to!

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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Update time! We arrived in Ito by shinkansen, the super fast bullet train that Japan is known for, and headed to our inn with an expectation of some peace and quiet and a hot bath (a soak in a traditional onsen).  What we didn't expect was just how ...

Living the good life in Izu, Itō, Japan travel blog

Living the good life in Izu

A travel blog entry by markmac

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... as a part time worker, after he had lost his job--he was a banker and the local bank had folded. It was a reminder of Japan's persistant economic woes. Here was yet another alive and active older man who basically had no job, and not much to do but a ...

Perfekt., Ito, Japan travel blog

Perfekt.

A travel blog entry by patresen

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... wo es nicht um Party geht, sondern es einfach immer irgendwie passt. In der Tat waren diese zwei Nächte im "K's House Ito Onsen" insofern das Highlight der Reise, als dass es hier am meisten Backpacking war. (Großartige) ...

Fun in the sun, Usami Beach, Japan travel blog

Fun in the sun

A travel blog entry by stubblefield

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Sunday We got up and it was overcast, but we were determined to head to the beach so out the door we go. We were excited to see it was only about 20 miles away. We should have known it would take us forever to get there.  It was about and 1 ½  ...

Koya san, Ito District, Japan travel blog

Koya san

A travel blog entry by triptalk

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Koya san is a very ancient temple site, which is now kind of a town with over one hundred temples. Hosting people like me is big business for the monks, but there is nothing too fake about it. You sleep at the temple in your own very nice tatami room, ...

Time to soak!, Ito, Japan travel blog

Time to soak!

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... onsen (women usually have their own bath), He introduced himself as Harvey from Germany and we talked a bit about our experiences in Japan. After about fifteen minutes i left the bath and put on the Yukata from the hostel. I originally had plans to go ...

Ito Arrival, Ito, Japan travel blog

Ito Arrival

A travel blog entry by canadiansmiley

Ito is a laid back city with lots of onsens. I stayed at the K's House hostel. It's 2900¥ but very nice place to stay and it has a onsen which one can explore. The hostel used to be a hotel and it dates back to 100 years ago. Very old wooden ...

Flight from the Concrete Jungle, Ito, Japan travel blog

Flight from the Concrete Jungle

A travel blog entry by maggiemcclain

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... felt like I could breathe. The stress of living in a crowded city in a place where I can barely communicate melted away. I was in Japan.   We were a bit pressed for time, so we had to take a taxi to catch our train back to Tokyo. I stopped ...

I think I ate a jellyfish & other stories, Ito, Japan travel blog

I think I ate a jellyfish & other stories

A travel blog entry by kworld

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Japan has been a culinary expedition as we've worked our way through the staple food groups: soba, udon, ramen, sushi, miso, teppanyaki, bento box, etc. Usually with some mysterious item such as weird ginger, tiny purple dumplings, odd vegetables. So I ...

Onsen, Ito Shizuoka-ken, Japan travel blog

Onsen

A travel blog entry by new_discoveries

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... a one-night stay in a ryokan (japanase motels) by the coast of Pacific. Its Ito, in Shizouka perfecture. Ito is small resort town by the east coast of Japan, with natural onsens. It is a 2 hours ride from Tokyo on Odoriku Limited Express to our stop in ...

Day Miyanishi-san's Family, Ito, Japan travel blog

Day Miyanishi-san's Family

A travel blog entry by erickvita

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... pleased for being asked and a day at the beach was just right! I was picked up by him, his daughter and her cousin and we went to Ito in the east side of the Izu peninsula. We went to a rocky beach to be able to dive and search for mussels. The sea was a ...

We love the beach!, Usami Beach, Japan travel blog

We love the beach!

A travel blog entry by stubblefield

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Wednesday We asked the girls where they wanted to go today and the both chimed in "The beach!". It is very cool now to hear S give her opinion about what she wants to do, of course sometimes it after some coaching from her big sister but nonetheless ...

Cute Shimo-Kitazawa, Shimo-Kitazawa, Japan travel blog

Cute Shimo-Kitazawa

A travel blog entry by jenfifi

This morning we headed out to explore Shimo-Kitazawa- a new neighborhood near Tokyo which came highly recommended by some classmates. We LOVED this place- there are endless little shops with everything from teacups to hippie clothing and lots of fun ...

soaking in an onsen in Ito, plus tokyo cont'd, Ito, Japan travel blog

soaking in an onsen in Ito, plus tokyo cont'd

A travel blog entry by sabrina_berkamp

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... bit about my first couple of days in Tokyo, this time a bit more about Tokyo, and something about Ito and Mt. Fuji. When I  first got to Japan, I already heard that an onsen (bathhouse) is something typically Japanese and everyone should try it ...

Our Last Day in Japan, Izu Kogen, Japan travel blog

Our Last Day in Japan

A travel blog entry by pacstar

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After a good night's sleep at the ryokan, we were recharged and ready for our last full day in Japan. Matt and I both had the traditional Japanese breakfast, which included rice with nori (seaweed), miso soup, grilled fish, spinach, eggplant, hard-boiled ...

Local adaption, Futo, Japan travel blog

Local adaption

A travel blog entry by little-general

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... this holiday will revolve around food first with drinks and sightseeing coming in at second! The food topped off an great first day in Japan and allowed us to show Catherine and Oscar the local style of the area. The only dampener is the slow (believe me ...

Still Alive, Ito District, Japan travel blog

Still Alive

A travel blog entry by jeffdavis152

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Hey guys, been traveling around quite a bit lately. Hope to have a big post later ...

All bound for Koyasan, Ito District, Japan travel blog

All bound for Koyasan

A travel blog entry by guykb

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For our last night in Japan I had chosen something special. Koyasan is a spiritually special place. A place found by a guy called Kobo Daishi who is one of the most prominent Buddhist scholars and started a school of Buddhist philosophy called True Word ...

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