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China Shanghai TV Program

On June 2nd on-location shooting for Chinese (Shanghai) TV was held in “Kishu Binchotan Park.” The TV show “Tokyo Inshou: Tokyo Impression” is a very popular weekly program to introduce Japanese tourist sites. There were 8 crew members in total; 6 TV staff, 1 from JNTO and 1 from the Wakayama Prefectural Tourism Division. They were here to feature Tanabe’s “Kishu Binchotan.” Binchotan is a world famous type of charcoal that was first created in the area. It is well known for its density, consistent heat and clean-burning properties.

In the Kishu Binchotan Park facility, they focused on how to make Binchotan, its history and the local people’s unique creation of Binchotan xylophones. A female reporter participated in a handicraft lesson to make a Binchotan wind chime. They also covered Binchotan Ramen noodles and other Binchotan related products.

The air date is not decided yet. It will be broadcasted throughout 450 cities crossing 24 states in China, including big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Tensing. They will make two 15 to 20 minute long programs to introduce Wakayama as a whole, as well as Nachi-Katsuura, Shirahama and Minabe.

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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…