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Arakawa City, Tokyo – study tour of Tanabe City

For 2 days from November 18th, 11 people from Arakawa City Congress visited Tanabe City to study the progressive initiatives of the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau and local tourism associations in Tanabe.

On the first day they visited the Wakayama World Heritage Center and then walked the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from Sangenjaya to Kumano Hongu Taisha.

On the second day, a presentation was made concerning the establishment of our bureau and business summary since its foundation. These presentations were delivered by the Tanabe City tourism department manager and our Bureau chief.

A question-and–answer session was held after the presentation. They were interested in the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau’s comprehensive efforts to support foreign tourists, especially the development of communication tools developed for people who don’t speak English.

There is a historic link between Arakawa City and Tanabe. In Arakawa City there is a area named “Kumano-mae”, which originally derived from the Kumano region.

They were very impressed with our works and said that they will use them as models for developing their own tourism infrastructure. Thank you Arakawa City for visiting us here in Tanabe City.

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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…