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Italian TV ”Rei3” visits Tanabe City

From March 8th to 9th, the Italian National Broadcasting program production TV “Rei3” visited Tanabe City to cover Ryujin Onsen and the Minachi cypress hat workshop.

“Rei3” is famous for broadcasting documentaries of nature, history, world culture, and religion.

Ryujin Onsen is an isolated hot spring area famous for its “beautifying” silky smooth waters. This was also the resort area of the feudal lord of the Wakayama in times past.

Minachi cypress hats are a local product with a long history, especially associated with the Kumano pilgrimage. They are conical shaped and excellent headwear for the local environment. When the weather is dry, there are vent holes in-between the bark shaving for ventilation. When the weather is wet, the bark swells, sealing the hat from the rain. Voila, Nature’s Gore-tex!

The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau supported with on the ground logistics, etc.

Photos from top down:
1. Ryokan Kamigoten
2. The crews checking video with our staff
3. Mr. Shiba Yasuo introducing traditional Minachi cypress hats in his studio

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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…