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.