Saturday, May 25, 2019

Hiking, pilgrimaging and kayaking on Shiraishi Island, #japan

 Discover new paths...

May and June are great months for hiking, pilgrimaging and kayaking. Luckily, you can do all these on Shiraishi Island. Come experience the quiet and solitude of the Seto Inland Sea. More on the website at Moooo! Bar.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Goma fire ceremony April 25, Shiraishi Island, #japan #setonaikai #kobodaishi #firefestival


April 25 is the Spring Kobo Daishi Festival on the island, featuring a goma fire ceremony. This kicks off the Golden Week celebrations, a 10-day holiday that will also user in the new Reiwa Era in Japan.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Shiraishi Island Pilgrimage route now open for spring hiking!

Between numbers 15-16 on the 88-shrine Shiraishi Pilgrimage.

We had a great cherry blossom season on the island and now that the season is finished, it's time to get out and clean the trails. We've had lots of volunteers out over the past few days and now most of the Shiraishi Pilgrimage route is open! Spring is a great time to experience the 10-kilometer route, a mini-version of the Shikoku 88-Temple Pilgrimage. You'll find 88 stone statues of Kobo Daishi along this trail that will lead you up and over hills, through bamboo forests and along beautiful deserted beaches. We'll even give you a map! See more photos on the Shiraishi Pilgrimage Facebook Page. Like us there to receive updates on the trail.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Getting ready for Golden Week!

 The Shiraishi Pilgrimage trail is open. This path leads to Reiwa!

Golden Week is upon us: April 29 - May 6th. It's going to be a very special holiday this year as the cross-over from April to May also means we'll be entering a new era with the reign of a new emperor. Come celebrate the change of Japanese eras on Shiraishi Island--a perfect way to end Heisei and welcome Reiwa!

Still rooms available! Email us at shiraishireservations at yahoo dot com

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Accommodation Update for Shiraishi Island, 2019 #japan

 Happy New Year and we hope your first few months of the Year of the Boar are trotting along without incident. We'll have more updates on Shiraishi Island for you as the summer season nears, but we wanted to let you know that we are no longer taking reservations for the International Villa. From now on, please make your reservations at their website here. I can assure you, however, that the Villa manager will take care of your reservation promptly and in English. Thanks for your cooperation!

This year, we (the Moooo! Bar) will be taking reservations for Amagiso Ryokan, Shiraishi Guest House and the Moooo! House. More on all that and more in April, when everyone has returned to the island from the winter.

Until then, may the pastures always be greener on your side of the fence!

The Moooo! Bar Cows

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Summer over, Autumn begins on Shiraishi Island, #setonaikai #japan

The summer is over but...the autumn is about to begin! This is truly the best season on Shiraishi Island because the temperature is more favorable for hiking, kayaking and pilgrimaging. And, you can still swim too! The water is clean, clear and blue--Hope to see you!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The summer season comes to a close on Shiraishi Island...

As another beautiful summer on a small island in Japan's Seto Inland Sea comes to a close, we wish to thank all of our customers for sharing their summer days on the beach with us! It has truly been memorable and we look forward to seeing many of you again next year. May you find green pastures all winter long!
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