Hotel Hanaya

1301 Minato, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 646-0031, Japan | Hotel
Prices starting from $96.00

Travel Blogs from Tanabe

Sashimi with Yumi & other Wakayama Delights

A travel blog entry by marybc


... region. As we drove along the riverside there was evidence of a number of washouts. In one area the side of a mountain wiped out the highway 3 years ago and still the road is diverted. It boggles the mind to even imagine the amount of concrete used to shore up the hillsides and protect the river banks and beaches. The Japanese have learned the hard way how to protect Wakayama from the elements.
Shota was back to pre school the next day ...

Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... small fishing town of Katsura, at the southern end of the Kii peninsula. We had lunch at a small local seafood restaurant and sampled another first for all of us, tempura whale meat. This was minke whale, which is illegal to hunt, but a few whales are taken every year for “scientific research”. We decided that it was already on the menu, so had to try it, just once. It tasted a bit like pork, but was a dark meat, somewhat the color of beef. Emi told ...

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... some modern ships for its Navy from Europe in the 1880s, and began to experiment with its military might in the early 1890s. China had always been its larger, powerful neighbor, but the Opium Wars had weakened China immensely. Japan attempted to move into Manchuria and Korea in 1894 and successfully conquered both territories, instilling a newfound confidence in its military and government. The Emperor pursued some additional territorial expansion, but ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


The futon beds in the monastery were very comfortable last night and we slept great! One of the monks came to get us at 6:50am to escort us to the morning service in their temple. The service itself was reminiscent of the services we witnessed at several buddhist temples in Nepal, with the bells, cymbals and chanting, but in a much more refined and luxurious setting. It was very peaceful and relaxing, and the chanting is very conducive to meditation. ...

Pious pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by benandmartin


Kumano Kodo - 17 - 20 March by Martin

We decided to take some time out to cleanse our souls (and livers) on an ancient pilgrimage. The Kumano Kodo is Japan's version of the Camino de Santiago. Various mountain trails stretch across the Kansai Peninsula towards three grand Shinto-Buddhist shrines. We walked the Nakahechi route from Tanabe on the coast to the supposed "mother of all shrines" called Kumano Hongu Taisha.

The 40km route took ...


This hotel, located on 1301 Minato, Tanabe, is near Adventure World.
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