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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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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…