Musashi

868, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Kinki, 649-2211, Japan | Hotel
Prices starting from $93.00
 

Travel Blogs from Shirahama-cho

Sashimi with Yumi & other Wakayama Delights

A travel blog entry by marybc

15

I just love the Japanese rail system.... in fact I love a lot of things about Japan! Comfortable, clean and on time, we arrived at Shirahama Station to find our names printed on a sign held by a woman we had never met. By the end of the week (actually by the end of the day) we were good friends.
Months ago, as Shane and I were planning this trip, I did some research on Wakayama Prefecture and the sacred trail known as the Kumano Kodo. For over ...

Last day of hiking

A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14

40

... 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

82

... br> We were sad to leave the Fujiya ryokan and its wonderful hot springs, but will take great memories of it, and the beautiful Kumano Kodo trail with us, as we begin our explorations of other regions of this interesting country.
A few remarks on Japan and its culture might be helpful here. Japan has a long, proud and impressive history. The country was quite advanced for millennia, and traded with other countries over the years, until the rise of ...

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 ...

Pious pilgrimage

A travel blog entry by benandmartin

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... several hills covered with forests (nothing is a proper mountain anymore after Nepal). It's particularly nice because the path is dotted with over 100 small shrines which we used to measure our progress - although technically I think we were meant to pray or perform some kind of ritual at each one.

It rained heavily on the first day but being proper hardcore pilgrims and not wanting the divine beings to be disappointed with us we pressed ...

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This hotel, located in the Shirahama Onsen area of Shirahama-cho, is near Adventure World.
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