Tanabe Station Hotel

961 Minato, Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 646-0031, Japan | Hotel
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Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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... to have been established over 2,700 years ago near the base of the waterfall, but moved up the hill to its current location after being damaged by fire many centuries ago. The trail was completely overgrown with moss and hardly ever used prior to the designation of this as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004.
The Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine sits on a magnificent site, with views of the huge waterfall as you face east, and views of the sparkling blue ...

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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... as they hiked along the trail, but very few are operating today, due to the low numbers of hikers. It would have been very fun to have been able to enjoy stopping for tea along the way, as we did in Nepal, but perhaps that be possible again in a few years as the trail becomes more popular.
After 6 miles we came to the small town of Chikatsuya, where we ate lunch at a tiny organic café called Cabelo. We had a nice set menu lunch of humus, salad and ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

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... is unusual in that the top of the mountain is flat, allowing for a large temple complex to be constructed here. The flat portion is surrounded by eight mountains, said to be situated like a lotus flower, which is what buddha always sits on, so it was and is perfect for a temple location. Fudoin is one of the oldest temples in Koya, and the current building here is over 450 years old, but was established over 1,100 years ago. It has been a ...

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. ...

Oh high school and rice paddys!

A travel blog entry by dzamore

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Sleeping was very difficult last night for some reason. The futon seemed very thin. I woke up very tired, but thankfully even without air conditioning, I was not hot. Because my host family had to work today, they dropped me with a neighbor who Brian is staying with. The neighbor also happens to have been my host dad's high school homeroom teacher. It’s a small town. It feels like the Asian, farming version of Redding. The ...

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