Monday, December 21, 2015

Wakayama, Japan Tour Winter 2015

10 to 15 Dec 2015
On a 6-day guided tour to Wakayama & Mie with CTC, Singapore
Map of Kii Peninsula, Japan

Day 1 Ise Grand Shrine, Mie

Ise Shrine, MieSake display 

Entrance to Ise Grand Shrine, a Shinto Shrine, Mie

Mikimoto Pearl Island viewed from aquarium
View of Ise Peninsula from Hotel Iseshima Room

Day 2 Azuchi Castle; Nachi Grand Taishi and Nachi Waterfall
Statue of Oda Nobunaga; Samurai

Coasts along Kii Peninsula

Nachi Grand Taisha

View of 3-storey Pagoda and Nachi Waterfall from Nachi Grand Taisha

Nachi Waterfall

Day 3 Taiji; Hasgui-iwa, Sandanbeki; Senjojiki

Hotel Urashima's Bokido Onsen overlooking Pacific Ocean, 6 onsens in the hotel


Taiji Whale Museum with dolphins

Feeding Dolphins

Hashigui-iwa - Bridge Pillar rocks formed by magna

 Engetsu Island

Senjojiki - 1000 Tatami mats sheet-like rocks

Sandanbeki - Steep cliffs with network of caves

Day 4 Yuasa; Wakayama; Osaka

Picking mikan at Yuasa

 With our guides, Lili and Jenny from CTC

Ancient Soy Sauce factory; soy sauce ice cream available at 250yen each

 Kuroshio Market, Wakayama; Eating self-BBQ sea-urchin & oysters (free use of BBQ pit)

Osaka Castle

 The very very busy and colourful Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Day 5 Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto, Osaka
Group photo outside Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto

Making a wish below darkened area in this temple

 Autumn foliage in Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto
The famous wooden support, Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto

 Sannen-zaka (left) & Ninen-zaka, Kiyomizudera Temple area

Original steps of Sannen-zaka remained unchanged through the centuries

Old lady selling delicate delicious tofu bun at Ninen-zaka junction

Human mass at Osaka Station

Day 6

Rinku Premium Outlet on way to airport

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