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Nakatsugawa City, Gifu – Study of Kumano Kodo, Tanabe City

On November 5th,18 people from Gifu prefecture, Mayor of Nakatugawa city and a party of 17 from Nakatsugawa City Tourism Association, visited Tanabe City to study our regional approach to tourism associated with the World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes.

On the first day, after the greeting of Mayor of Tanabe, a presentation about the general outline of Tanabe’s tourism initiatives was delivered by the manager of the Tanabe city tourism dept. The establishment of our Bureau, and what we have done since the foundation, was delivered by the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau’s chief.

They were especially interested in Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route and the 10th International Aikido Congress which was held in Tanabe in last month.

On the second day, they walked Kumano Kodo from Hosshinmon-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha with a Kataribe (story telling guide).

We hope that the visit was a successful one for all of those involved.

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