Hotel Ginsui

1356-3, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 649-2211 , Japan | Hotel
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Sashimi with Yumi & other Wakayama Delights

A travel blog entry by marybc


... complete with a view of the valley below. Stunning!
That afternoon we drove (then walked) to Gyuba-doji Statue(s) which depict retired Emperor Kazan (968-1008) riding a cow and a horse. It is believed his was the first imperial pilgrimage to Kumano. Next stop was the Nonaka-no-Shimizu spring. This was the area where Hiraoki's father was raised. Then we climbed to the Toganoki-jaya Teahouse and the Hidehira-zaura cherry tree. The trees were ...

Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... it isn’t very readily available for consumption in Japan, except in locations that are close to an active fish market, as exists in Katsura.
Our hotel for the evening sits on its own island, a short 10 minute boat ride away from the main town, on boats shaped like orcas, turtles and other sea creatures — all very cute! The hotel is beautiful, and very traditional. Shortly after we checked into our wonderful corner suite, with a fantastic view of ...

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... bread, along with some cake and soy milk ice cream. All very tasty.
One of the very popular spots on the trail is close to Chikatsuya, and many people park here and hike the 1 km to see these two statues that date from the 12th century, of Emperor Kazan riding a horse and a cow, as well as the statue of Ennogyoja, the legendary founder of Shugendo, a mixed buddhist religion. Interestingly, there were 8 people who parked at the road where we stopped to get ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... creating a magnificent view. We are excited to experience this tomorrow morning.
After checking in we enjoyed the onsen (hot springs bath) again, to wash away the perspiration and dirt from the hike. This will be our ritual for the next two days, followed by great relaxing time in the lodge, enjoying the warm hospitality of the lodge owners and staff in these remote mountain towns. We are excited to participate in this uniquely Japanese ...

Pious pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by benandmartin


... several hills covered with forests (nothing is a proper mountain anymore after Nepal). It's particularly nice because the path is dotted with over 100 small shrines which we used to measure our progress - although technically I think we were meant to pray or perform some kind of ritual at each one.

It rained heavily on the first day but being proper hardcore pilgrims and not wanting the divine beings to be disappointed with us we pressed ...


This hotel, located in the Shirahama Onsen area of Shirahama-cho, is near Adventure World.
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