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Chip & Joanna Gaines' 'Fixer Upper' Magnolia Market: 11 things to know before you visit Waco's silos

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The Armadillo Resort (not pictured) Address: 400 Perkins Road, Poolville TX 76487 Phone: (817) 599-6833

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A shrine in Chikatsuyu on the Kumano Kodo, a religious pilgrimage trail on Japan's Kii peninsula.

Self-guided hiking tour offers enchanting side of Japan

A shrine in Chikatsuyu on the Kumano Kodo, a religious pilgrimage trail on Japan's Kii peninsula.

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A view of the hamlet of Takahara and the fog-shrouded valley below, along the Kumano Kodo religious pilgrimage trail on Japan's Kii peninsula.. Beautifully preserved Edo-era towns and shrines, traditional guesthouses, hot springs and verdant mountainsides are just some of the features drawing travelers to the Kumano Kodo.

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In addition to verdant mountainsides, visitors to the Kumano Kodo will find hot springs, traditional guesthouses and authentic Japanese meals.

Self-guided hiking tour offers enchanting side of Japan

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Pondarosa Resorts, Inc. (not pictured)Address: 32891 TX-64, Wills Point, TX 75169 Phone: (903) 865-1104

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A Buddhist shrine on a section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail from Chikatsuyu to Takahara, on Japan's Kii peninsula. Beautifully preserved Edo-era towns and shrines, traditional guesthouses, hot springs and verdant mountainsides are just some of the features drawing travelers to the Kumano Kodo.

Self-guided hiking tour offers enchanting side of Japan

A Buddhist shrine on a section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail from Chikatsuyu to Takahara, on Japan’s Kii peninsula, November — New York Times picture

A shrine in Chikatsuyu on the Kumano Kodo, a religious pilgrimage trail on Japan's Kii peninsula. Pilgrims go to visit the numerous shrines along the way, worshipping the mountains themselves. They've done so since the sixth century. It's said one can achieve spiritual powers by enduring the route's physical challenge.

Self-guided hiking tour offers enchanting side of Japan

Finding the Japan that the landscape artist Hiroshige created became my lifelong obsession. To get there, I’d go farther afield than Hiroshige himself.

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