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Showing posts from December, 2008

Press Tour: Lionel Crooson

Lionel Crooson, a French freelance writer, visited Wakayama Prefecture and Tanabe City from December 17th to 24th. His focus of research was for an article on a train journey through the Kii-hanto Peninsula. Lionel Crooson also writes for the French guide book “Guide Bleu”, by Hachette Inc. The Guide Bleu was the first guidebook in France to introduce Kumano in a detailed format.His trip included stops at Wakayama City, Yuasa, Shirahama, Kushimoto, Kastuura and Tanabe City.
The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau hopes that through Lionel Crosoon’s diligent coverage of the area more people from France will be able to enjoy the joys of travelling here.

Shimane Prefecture Tourism Seminar

On December 19th the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau was invited to make a presentation for all of the Shimane Prefecture government officials involved in Tourism.  The contents of the presentation focused on our bureau’s international tourism promotion and development initiatives, specifically relating to the UNESCO World Heritage property “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range”.  Approximately 40 participants attend the seminar in Matsue City which ran from 15:30 to 17:00 in the Shimane Prefecture Municipal Promotion Center.

Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger–Kumano Travel Article–(Germany)

“Pilgern auf Japanisch” by Harald Biskup
Published by Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger
December 17th, 2008

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Harald Biskup was a member of a press tour supported by the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.