Skip to main content

JNTO Australia Media FAM trip

Three journalists from Australia accompanied by the PR & media assistant from the Sydney office of the Japan National Tourism Organization visited the Kumano region over the course of the two and a half days including the Nachi and Hongu area.The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau supported with the Hongu section of the FAM trip.

The group spent the night at Adumaya Ryokan in Yunomine Onsen and enjoyed the healing hot spring baths and delicious Japanese cuisine. The following day included a brief photo shoot of Tsuboyu bath, the only hot spring bath that people can bathe in that is registered as UNESCO World Heritage.

The media was very impressed with the new Kumano Hongu Heritage Center and all of the quality English language material that was included in the displays. A short walk on the Nakahechi section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route was also a highlight, everybody wanting more time to enjoy the spiritual area. Kumano Hongu Taisha was very supportive and allowed us access to do a photo shoot of the shrine grounds and young priests.

All of the members of this FAM trip stated that the Kumano area is a fantastic area for Australians visiting Japan who are looking for an active, immersive cultural experience.

Popular posts from this blog

Addition to UNESCO Property "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range"

In October 2016 an additional 22 sites were added to the UNESCO Property "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range" included Tokei-jinja shrine in Tanabe and the Akagi-goe route near Kumano Hongu Taisha.

Japan Times article >>

Manseiro Ryokan has joined the Kumano Travel community!

Manseiro Ryokan is a located on the edge of Katsuura Bay across from the tourist pier, within walking distance of the Kii-Katsuura station.  The building itself is older but the atmosphere is friendly and comfortable.  The traditional Japanese Kaiseki meals, with a focus on fresh local products, is a highlight of a stay at Manseiro.  There are both Japanese and Western style rooms.  There are hot spring baths in the facility, but guests can also take the ferry across to the neighboring Hotel Urashima and soak there for free, including the famous Bokido onsen cave bath overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Book Manseiro online now >>
Kumano Travel community reservation system >>
About Kumano Travel >>

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…