2017  Jun 4th ´

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50 Day Trips from Kyoto You Just Have To Know About

People always ask me about good day trips from Kyoto or Osaka. Especially if you have allotted quite a (...)

2013  Aug 2nd ´

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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 (...)

2013  Jul 25th ´

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Shingu Castle Ruins (Wakayama)

When I visited one of the Kumano Grand Shrines, the Hayatama Taisha, I stumbled upon the Shingu Castle Ruins (...)

2013  Jul 21st ´

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Kumano Hongu Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

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

2013  Jul 15th ´

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Kumano Nachi Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

The Kumano region in Wakayama Prefecture is famous for the Kumano Pilgrimage Trails that lead to the Kumano Sanzan (...)

2013  Jul 2nd ´

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Kumano Hayatama Taisha (Kumano Sanzan)

Today I want to introduce Kumano Hayatama Taisha, one of the three Grand Shrines of Kumano also known as (...)

2013  Jun 15th ´

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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 (...)

2013  May 30th ´

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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, (...)

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 (...)