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Press Tour: Kansai Scene

Kansai Scene, the free magazine for foreign residents in the Kansai area of Japan, joined the March Press Tour sponsored by the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.

The tour included a walk along the Oto Hyakkenzan Keikoku (Oto Hyakkenzan Valley) to the Amagoi-no-Taki (Amagoi Falls). The rushing stream after the rain was overflowing with intense beauty.

After the walk we headed north and stayed at a hotel in Ryujin. We bathed in Ryujin Onsen: one of the famous three Onsens of beautifying water in Japan.

The next day our tour covered other sites in the Ryujin area. We visited a sword smithy and a Tofu factory “Ryujingama Tofuruan”, which is preserving traditional methods and taste. At the tofu factory we experienced tofu making as well as eating the delicious finished product.

“I’ve lived in Japan for a long time but this is the first time for me to have such a tasty tofu!” commented the press tour participant.

Thank you very much to Kansai Scene for joining out Press Tour.

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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…