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2906 Taiji, Taiji-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 649-5100, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Taiji-cho

Last day of hiking

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

40 photos

... 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

82 photos

The Kumano Kodo trail is an ancient pilgrimage route, that was initially established over 1,200 years ago, and was enjoyed by Emperors and nobility, as well as the more typical citizens for centuries. Sadly, when Japan’s modernization period started after the fall of the Shogunate in 1868, the people were not interested in their cultural history, and the usage of this beautiful trail declined dramatically. UNESCO named this a world heritage site in 2006, ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

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

32 photos

... 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, ...

Getting off the beaten track in the Kii Penninusla

A travel blog entry by thebartons99 on Feb 14, 2014

1 comment, 17 photos

... in Tanabe, about a 2 hour train ride southwest of Osaka. This very helpful centre is partly run by a canadian, Brad, who first visited this area 14 years ago to teach english and has never left! He has been instrumental in getting the tourist office set up and making the area slightly more accessible for non-Japanese speaking tourists! We had been in email contact with Brad, and he indicated that there would be no problem this time of year getting ...

10,000 Fireworks!

A travel blog entry by zachandchelsa on Aug 17, 2011

21 photos

... embarrassing the rest of us. No one else was talking; the Japanese people were enjoying the show and occasionally quietly whispering. A Japanese man sitting nearby, who also happened to be friends of some of the ALTs sitting in our group, asked them to stop talking and enjoy the show. We enjoyed the rest of the show and then headed back to the train station.

There were several lines for various trains so we had to wonder around until we found the correct line. Luckily a ...

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