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Akitsuno Garden - Wakayama Kishu-Kan Press Tour

Wakayama Kishu-Kan, the antenna shop of Wakayama prefecture in Yuraku-cho Tokyo, invited 17 publishing companies from the Kanto area (eastern area of Japan) for a press tour to various Wakayama cities.

The tour visited Akitsuno Garden in Tanabe city. The Akitsuno Garden is a refurbished wooden school which was closed for many years. At Akitsuno Garden you can experience regional life via local foods, handicrafts and agriculture.

There is also a cafeteria where you can enjoy home-style cuisine lunch buffets made with local fresh ingredients. All of the Chefs are mothers from the surrounding neighborhoods.

After lunch the tour visited nearby orchards to experience picking oranges firsthand. Tanabe is well known for orange production because of its temperate climate. In fact, over 70 varieties are grown in the area.

Now it is the harvest season of “Kiyomi” oranges. After harvesting some fruit we squeezed them to make fresh juice back at Akitsuno Garden.

Some of press was having nostalgic feelings for the wooden structure of the old school. Others were pleased with the sweet taste of the fresh oranges.

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NEW Ise-Kumano-Wakayama Area Tourist Pass

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…