Tanabe Station Hotel

961 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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... out to be one very, very wet day) along the trail to our meeting place back at the Cherry Tree / Teahouse. This was the first time we met others along the trail. They, however, were looking for a bus to keep them out of the rain. We slogged along quite proud of the fact we had on our good old Canadian rain gear. What we didn't figure was the heat. Ended up just as wet inside our gear as out. No wonder there are so many umbrellas for sale in ...

Last day of hiking

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

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... it isn’t very readily available for consumption in Japan, except in locations that are close to an active fish market, as exists in Katsura.
Our hotel for the evening sits on its own island, a short 10 minute boat ride away from the main town, on boats shaped like orcas, turtles and other sea creatures — all very cute! The hotel is beautiful, and very traditional. Shortly after we checked into our wonderful corner suite, with a fantastic view of ...

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

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

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... some modern ships for its Navy from Europe in the 1880s, and began to experiment with its military might in the early 1890s. China had always been its larger, powerful neighbor, but the Opium Wars had weakened China immensely. Japan attempted to move into Manchuria and Korea in 1894 and successfully conquered both territories, instilling a newfound confidence in its military and government. The Emperor pursued some additional territorial expansion, but ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

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

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... centuries. It is said that Emperor Godaigo, who reigned during the 11th century, made this pilgrimage hike over 30 times. Our first day was steep hiking through dense cedar forest, listening to the songs of nightingales and woodpeckers, and enjoying the beautiful cherry and plum blossoms along the way.
Our destination was the Takahara village, which sits on the edge of the mountain, overlooking a valley that is said to fill with delicate mist ...

Pious pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by benandmartin on Mar 17, 2014

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... the grand shrine with a growing sense of excitement. Just after lunch we crossed a mountain pass and the worlds largest Torii gate popped into view (thankfully not David Cameron's house but the entrance to the temple complex), enlightenment was now only a short walk away! We hurried down the hill, genuinely looking forward to seeing the greatest shrine in the land. I can only imagine this was a similar thrill to that Indiana Jones experienced on finding ...

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This hotel, located on 961 Minato, Tanabe, is near Adventure World.
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