UI Hotel

3-12 Inosawa, Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 647-0045, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Shingu

Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... there was a knock on our door, and an attendant in a kimono bowed to us, then came in, bowed several more times and served us tea and snacks. She also brought kimonos to fit each of us (a 3 XL for Scot), so we could head to the onsen to soak in the special hot spring water next to the ocean.
Keely noticed that we had an interesting view from our window. As we could see three men enjoying the outdoor onsen, in all of their splendor. Scot noted the visibility ...

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... Hosshinmon-oji, a gate which marks a very significant point on the Kumano Kodo trail, which is said to be where pilgrims pass the outermost entrance into the Hongu shrine. Hosshin means spiritual awakening or path to enlightenment, and this is supposed to be the point along the trail where pilgrims begin to experience a heightened sense of spiritual awareness.
Shortly after this we climbed to a beautiful lookout point where we could see the Hongu ...

Buddhist ceremony & Kumano Kodo sacred pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14


... lose perspective.
They did provide us with a translation of the dharma used for the service, and it focused on the pursuit and attainment of perfect wisdom, which is said to cast out all fear (Biblical) as well as to remove desire, greed and material needs from one’s life. One of the interesting phrases they included was “in matter there is emptiness, and in emptiness there is matter”. They encourage their worshippers to ...

Getting off the beaten track in the Kii Penninusla

A travel blog entry by thebartons99


... really like the Japanese style rooms, very cozy and a good use of space! The highlight of the house was of course the onsen, or Japanese-style bath. When you walk in the door of the house, you are greeted with the sulphuric smell of volcanic hot springs - every house in the village has its own onsen fed directly from the hot springs! We made use of it that night. Onsens involve a wash first with the shower, then hopping into the spa once clean. ...


A travel blog entry by jacks____

Slept the best in 5 days. I have finally relaxed after settling in and getting the hang of everything. Again vegemite on toast for breakfast. Shower is tiny and very hard to move around. We spent the day in Shimo-Kitazawa whine was just 1 station from their house. It is a small hippy town with a lot of vintage secondhand shops. Very cute and a nice way to spend the day. We had lunch at a sandwich shop ...


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