Constanze

At home anywhere in the world. Foreign language addict. In favour of living with simple means. Currently living the dream in a small seaside & mountainside town in Wakayama prefecture, Japan. Embracing the quiet countryside life and my daily portion of natto.

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Tomogashima Island and Awashima Shrine
Tomogashima Island and Awashima Shrine
There is something eerie and mystical about this island. No wonder it is said to have inspired the s...
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Wakayama's Top Specialties – Mikan and Ume
Wakayama's Top Specialties – Mikan and Ume
To many Japanese the first thing that comes to mind regarding Wakayama Prefecture will be ‘mik...
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Kushimoto: Pillar Rocks, Marine Life, and More
Kushimoto: Pillar Rocks, Marine Life, and More
Kushimoto, on the way to Nachi Falls, might easily be passed by. Yet this small seaside town offers ...
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Top Things to Do in Wakayama Prefecture
Top Things to Do in Wakayama Prefecture
Discover a route which has been walked by pilgrims for hundreds of years. Walk through the thick ced...
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Get Up Close with the Ocean at Sandanbeki Cave and the Senjojiki Rocks
Get Up Close with the Ocean at Sandanbeki Cave and the Senjojiki Rocks
Both these natural formations along the coast of Shirahama in Wakayama are worth a visit for travele...
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Yuasa Soy Sauce Factory
Yuasa Soy Sauce Factory
The small town of Yuasa in Wakayama Prefecture claims to be the birthplace of soy sauce production i...
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The Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route: Spiritual Walks for Any Fitness Level
The Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Route: Spiritual Walks for Any Fitness Level
The Nakahechi Route is the most popular and accessible route of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage.
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Marina City: Fish Market, European Theme Park and More
Marina City: Fish Market, European Theme Park and More
Marina City offers several different entertaining places to visit, and is located within easy travel...
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10 Things to Do in Kumano Kodo, Wakayama
10 Things to Do in Kumano Kodo, Wakayama
Accredited as a World Heritage Site in 2004, the Kumano Kodo, the sister pilgrimage route of the Cam...
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Kumano Hongu Taisha: Grand Shrine at the Center of the Kumano Kodo
Kumano Hongu Taisha: Grand Shrine at the Center of the Kumano Kodo
Kumano Hongu Taisha is the destination point for most visitors on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes....
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Shirahama Fireworks Festival 2016
Shirahama Fireworks Festival 2016
July 30 is a fixed date in my calendar. It is the date of the yearly Shirahama fireworks festival (...
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Yunomine Onsen: Hot Springs for Pilgrims and Visitors Alike
Yunomine Onsen: Hot Springs for Pilgrims and Visitors Alike
Yunomine Onsen is a quaint town located in a small valley in the mountains of the Kumano Kodo. Its h...
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Mount Koya: Center of Shingon Buddhism for 1200 Years
Mount Koya: Center of Shingon Buddhism for 1200 Years
The town of Koyasan (Mount Koya) is one of the most important places of Japanese Buddhism. One of th...
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Nachi Taisha Shrine: A Pilgrimage Destination with Japan’s Tallest Waterfall
Nachi Taisha Shrine: A Pilgrimage Destination with Japan’s Tallest Waterfall
Nachi Shrine is one of the Kumano Sanzan 3 Grand Shrines and a major pilgrimage destination.
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Shirarahama Beach: Wakayama’s Answer to Waikiki
Shirarahama Beach: Wakayama’s Answer to Waikiki
Shirarahama literally means white beach, and is a popular beach resort town in southern Wakayama Pre...
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