Hotel Sea Palace

4857 Susami, Susami-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 649-2621, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Susami-cho

Sashimi with Yumi & other Wakayama Delights

A travel blog entry by marybc


... this has been going on and the amount of erosion and natural shifting of the earth in this area of steep unstable mountains and bubbling natural hot springs.... it wouldn't be hard to imagine that different generations chose different paths. The interesting thing is that a number of religions consider this area sacred. It is one of only two religious walks (the other being the El Camino trail in Spain) recognized by World Heritage. In our ...

Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... lid was a live abalone in its beautiful shell, presenting itself as extra fresh! (We have to admit that it is sad to see a live animal on your plate, and realize you are going to cook it, but it is also the reality that all animal flesh we eat must be killed in order for us to eat it. Hey, that is why there are vegetarians and vegans in the world, right?). In any event, these were really good sized, obviously fresh abalone, and they were wonderfully delicious, ...

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... to visit, with everyone taking exceptional care of you, and even our drivers bowing to us as we enter and exit the car, but also creates challenges for them in a rapidly evolving world economy.
Japan is also an incredibly safe country, you can walk anywhere, anytime in total safety. It is even said that if you accidentally leave your wallet somewhere and come back in an hour or so, it will still be there, together with all of the money in it. Pretty ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... 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


... 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 is located in the Susami Onsen area of Susami-cho.
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