On October 21st, Shanghai Media (The Discovery Channel and two travel-related publishing companies) visited Tanabe to cover Ryujin Onsen, Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, Kumano Hongu Taisha, and Yunomine Onsen.
At Ryujin Onsen, the manager of Ryokan Shimogoten explained the effectiveness of the local hot spring waters; making skin smooth as silk.
Afterwards the press tour travelled to Hongu and to visit Yunomine Onsen. At Adumaya Ryokan the quality and effects of the onsen water and accommodation facilities were introcuded. Onsen Kayu (porridge made with Onsen mineral water) was served. It was well received and many of the press asked for refills!
The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau was glad to see that the visiting media was able to relax and enjoy the area while filming under such busy schedules.