Hotel Hanaya

1301 Minato, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 646-0031, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tanabe

Sashimi with Yumi & other Wakayama Delights

A travel blog entry by marybc on Jun 06, 2014

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... 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 on Apr 06, 2014

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... 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 on Apr 05, 2014

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... in the early 17th century. The Shogunate elected to pursue a policy of isolationism, segregating the citizens from the outside world for over 250 years. As a result, the country was behind the western world from an industrial and innovation perspective, as well as with respect to military strength, when Emperor Meiji decided to pursue modernism by opening the country up to foreign influences beginning in the late 1860s.
Japan advanced rapidly, and ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14 on Apr 03, 2014

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... wisdom and leave all else behind.
After the morning service, we enjoyed a wonderful vegetarian breakfast in the beautiful, traditionally decorated dining room (full of the wonderful folding screens that we love so much), then a little more time in our lovely room to relax before heading off on the first day of our Kumano Kodo spiritual pilgrimage hike.
The Kumano Kodo trail is nearly 1,200 years old, and was very popular with the nobility ...

Pious pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by benandmartin on Mar 17, 2014

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... our nights accommodation in record time. When we got there we set about substantially increasing their electric bill by using every heater we could find to dry our clothes. I particularly enjoyed the complimentary Kimono.

The gods looked favorably on us the next day and rewarded us with sunshine. All the evaporating water formed a lovely morning mist in the valleys, a sight which was almost spiritual. Buoyed by this we made good progress ...

Location

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