Yado Hanaya Tokubei

217 Dorogawa, Tenkawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture, Kinki, 638-0431, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan is located in the Dorogawa Onsen area of Tenkawa-mura.
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Travel Blogs from Tenkawa-mura

Up the mountain

A travel blog entry by petturik on May 18, 2014

2 comments, 11 photos

... temple closes at 5pm and there were no exceptions! So at around 4 i checked in at the lowest reception i have ever been and after filling in the necessary forms and paying for the stay i got a nice tour of the complex. I have my own room complete with tatami mats and a futon. There are two communal baths, one for men and one for women. You have to completely wash yourself before going into the bath (in Japan a bath is not for washing, it's for relaxing!). The bath was ...

City lights and Alpine hot pools

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon on Nov 15, 2012

24 photos

... to marry and have kids and altogether lead a rather celebrity status lifestyle - definitely not the kind of monks life I know about from back home!

This region in the alps of Japan is famous for it`s many Onsen, outdoor hot pools which are used for bathing in, and also for it`s population of snow monkeys. Close to Nagano (about an hour on the bus) I visited a park where the two combine, and I walked ...

OMG! Deer Attack!

A travel blog entry by acampen on Sep 13, 2012

7 photos

... one begins to bite at her before she can get the cookie pack. Skipping the play by play, after being bitten two or three times (while trying to move away), she tossed the cookie pack into the herd and moved away quickly. Lesson learned: don't feed wild animals, don't purchase food when a herd of animals are present, and deer are not cute when attacking!
Daily cultural note: The Todaiji Temple was ...

Day 418: too much for one title

A travel blog entry by ursburs on Aug 13, 2012

... to one tasty piece of something. In Thai dishes too, those four flavours play a great role, but there they are combined in advance. Here the flavours are offered in different tiny bowls in which the main thingy is dipped or from which little pieces are added directly into the mouth... An incredible experience...
Wisdom has shown me pictures of a temple with orange pillars on a hill. It looks absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to go there, but I ...

Ancient Nara

A travel blog entry by parleusted on Jun 10, 2012

2 comments, 12 photos

... the time !) This temple has a three-storey and five-storey pagoda, the latter being the second tallest in Japan.

Completing the triad of important Nara sights was Kasuga Taisha, not particularly impressive as a temple but worth visiting just for the beautiful approach through a path lined with thousands of stone lanterns ! Several trails wind through the surrounding Kasuga-yama forest leading to other minor shrines and we had a wonderful time walking through ...