2013  Aug 2nd ´

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Shirahama's beach in Wakayama Prefecture

Enjoy Shirahama’s beauty in Wakayama Prefecture

I know I keep repeating myself, but Wakayama Prefecture has a lot to offer. Unfortunately most tourists don’t know about it. Before I went further down (...)

2013  Jul 25th ´

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Shingu Castle Ruins

Shingu Castle Ruins (Wakayama)

When I visited one of the Kumano Grand Shrines, the Hayatama Taisha, I stumbled upon the Shingu Castle Ruins by coincidence. Being a castle lover, I (...)

2013  Jul 21st ´

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Kumano Hongu Taisha

Kumano Hongu Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

The Kumano Grand Shrines aka Kumano Sanzan are connected by the sacred Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails. Today I want to introduce the thrid of the Kumano (...)

2013  Jul 15th ´

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Kumano Nachi Taisha

Kumano Nachi Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

The Kumano region in Wakayama Prefecture is famous for the Kumano Pilgrimage Trails that lead to the Kumano Sanzan – the three Grand Shrines of Kumano. (...)

2013  Jul 2nd ´

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Kumano Hayatama Taisha

Kumano Hayatama Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

Today I want to introduce Kumano Hayatama Taisha, one of the three Grand Shrines of Kumano also known as Kumano Sanzan (熊野三山). The shrine is connected (...)

2013  Jun 15th ´

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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

The Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

When you ask foreign tourists what they want to see in Kansai, it’s mostly Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. Wakayama Prefecture is often ignored although there are (...)

2013  May 30th ´

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JR Kishi Station Master Tama The Cat

Station Master Tama The Cat

Today I want to introduce a special spot in Japan that is a must-visit for cat lovers! Of course, there’s Cat Island, but have you heard (...)

2011  Nov 18th ´

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largest stone garden in Japan (Mt. Koya)

Mount Koya, Wakayama

This is a travel report of my most recent trip to Mount Koya (official website) in Wakayama Prefecture. Although I’ve been to quite a lot of (...)