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Hong Kong TV Program

On October 28th, with the support of the Japanese governmental project “Visit Japan Campaign”, one of the largest broadcast TV stations ”TVB” from Hong Kong visited Tanabe.

The purpose of this campaign is to introduce Japanese attractions, such as tourist sites, local cuisine and culture, to increase foreign tourism. Osaka, Hyogo, Nara and Wakayama participated in this Hong Kong TV program.

The TV show “TVB channel” (in Cantonese) is one of the two biggest broadcasting programs in Hong Kong and with approximately 1,300,000 viewers. The show will also be aired in Guangdong province.

Photo above is shooting scenes in Ryujin Onsen.


They filmed the Rotenburo bath and a traditional Japanese room at the historic Ryokan Kamigoten, before heading to Hongu.

In Hongu they filmed the Kumano Hongu Taisha, Oyunohara and Kawayu Onsen. They also covered Yakuzen Ryori (Medicinal dishes) at Kameya Ryokan.

Air date is in December.

Thank you to all the local businesses and organization that helped the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau make this filming session a success.

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