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Spain Press Tour

Spain Press Tour

 
From Feb 5 to 8th, Wakayama Prefecture sponsored a press tour for Juan Antonio www.narrogeographic.blogspot.com, a radio personality and travel writer from Spain.  The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau supported the tour during their visit to the Tanabe City region.

The tour visited sites along the KumanoKodo pilgrimage routes, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Yunomine Onsen and natural wonder Kawayu Onsen.  The Oto matsuri in Shingu at the Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha were also visited.

In addition to the sacred sites of the region, an overnight at farm stay in Tanabe was included to experience the local agriculture lifestyle.

We believe that this tour showcased a side of Japan that didn't fit the typical stereotype of Japan that many people have.
Thank you very much to all of those who participated and helped organized this FAM trip. 

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NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass

NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass
This is an easy way to do a loop of the Kii Peninsula.

From July 15, 2016 (Friday)
PRICE Adult 11,000 yen Children 5,500 yen (Children 6 to 11 years old)
NOTE: This pass is not available for purchase in Japan.
VALIDITY PERIOD Five consecutive days
AREA ●JR conventional lines: Nagoya-Shingu-within Osaka City (via lse Tetsudo Line or Kameyama, via Kisei Main Line/Hanwa Line) ●Nagoya-Kameyama-Nara-within Osaka City (via Kansai Main Line) Taki Toba (Sangu Line) ●Kansai International Airport-Hineno (Kansai Airport Line) ●Bus routes for accessing Kumano Kodo, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha (Only Kumano Kotsu Bus); and Select bus routes
TRAIN TYPES ●Unlimited use of non-reserved seats on ordinary cars on all JR conventional line trains in the subject section. ●Reserved seats can be used up to four times on ordinary cars of limited express and rapid trains. ●Only non-reserved seats can be used on the limited express "Haruka' between the Kansai Inte…