Hotel Koganoi

3753 , Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 649-2211, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Shirahama-cho

Sashimi with Yumi & other Wakayama Delights

A travel blog entry by marybc on Jun 06, 2014

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... have grown from a twig planted by a pilgrim who's wife had given birth (and left the baby) in a cave we passed near the beginning of our walk earlier this morning. Guess they were feeling guilty and wanted to pray for the child's well being. Legend has it the baby was cared for by wildlife and all was well in the end. Long day... time to go home and play with the kids!
There seems to be a lot of concern with the weather, specifically typhoons, ...

Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14 on Apr 06, 2014

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... onsen before heading down, but also noticed that the women are able to look over this side of their onsen and see the men below, if they position themselves just right along the edge of the wall. It looks like the society here is not quite as modest as we might have originally thought.
Scot walked the 1/2 mile to the southern edge of the island to take pictures of the view out to the open ocean, and the pretty rock formations that remind us a tiny bit of ...

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14 on Apr 05, 2014

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... Hosshinmon-oji, a gate which marks a very significant point on the Kumano Kodo trail, which is said to be where pilgrims pass the outermost entrance into the Hongu shrine. Hosshin means spiritual awakening or path to enlightenment, and this is supposed to be the point along the trail where pilgrims begin to experience a heightened sense of spiritual awareness.
Shortly after this we climbed to a beautiful lookout point where we could see the Hongu ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

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

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... a spiritual discipline that is somewhat forgotten. We have both committed to encourage each other to set aside more time for meditation in our weekly schedules, so it will be fun to look back on our year in December and see how we did on this objective. Certainly a nice side benefit of our trip here, to be encouraged to deepen our own spiritual commitments. Allowing oneself time to commune with Jesus is what our faith is all about. In our busyness, ...

Pious pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by benandmartin on Mar 17, 2014

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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 ...

Location

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