Station Hotel Shingu

2-1-31 Jofuku, Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 647-0020 , Japan | Hotel
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Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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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

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... huge Tori gate below. It was fun to look back and see the huge grove of cherry trees we had enjoyed this morning, from the other side of the valley, and realize we were just 30 minutes from the culmination of our Kumano Kodo hike, at Hongu shrine.
Hongu is a wonderful shrine, and we enjoyed seeing another wedding underway here, with all of the beautiful costumes. This bride and groom were all smiles and even posed for a couple of photos for us to admire ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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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 ...

Getting off the beaten track in the Kii Penninusla

A travel blog entry by thebartons99

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... coming out of the spring itself is extremely hot, so you need to manage the temperature by adding cold water from the tap. So nice!!

We woke up the next day to the sound of the rushing stream outside our window and were greeted by a beautiful sight - 15 centimetres of fresh snow!! We later found out this was very unusual for the area, in fact this was the biggest snowfall in several years! We figured it must be our Canadian influence. ...

Shimo-Kitazawa

A travel blog entry by jacks____

... quite rare in Japan. We actually ordered pizza though. Lots of bakery and pastry places around and everything looks and smells amazing. We had an early day and got home around 3pm which is a nice change. Nikki made dinner at home for us. We had karagee with cabbage and rice. It was delicious and tasted like it came from a restaurant. Early to bed tonight too which is a nice change. Feet feeling very ...

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