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Location Hunting for Domestic Press Tour

On 19th October the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau and officials from Totsukawa-mura Village in Nara Prefecture toured to inspect sites to possibly be included in our upcoming domestic press tour. Tanabe City is working hard to push the barriers with tourism promotion by joining force with neighboring regions.


Tamaki-jinja Shrine is known for its exorcism benefit, which is very rare in Japan. During our tour of the shrine compound we all had the honor of viewing beautiful paintings on sliding cedar doors, which are designated the national important cultural properties. The Shinto priest of the shrine gave us a lecture about Japanese ancient mountain worship developed on the Omine Okugakemichi route which runs from Yoshino to Hongu. After the lecture we paid homage to Mt. Tamaki which is surrounded by sacred giant trees.

Scenic vistas of the Hatenashi mountain range and a visit to the attractive secret onsen of Totsukawa, Kamiyu Onsen, completed the day. On our way back to Tanabe, we made a short visit to Kumano Hongu Heritage Center to see Kumano Kodo related exhibitions.


We have a feeling that the press tour is going to attract participating media with rich and rewarding Kumano Kodo experience within Totsukawa area.


The Tanabe City/Totsukawa Village press tour will be held on November 19th & 20th, 2009. We believe that the participating media will be rewarded with a rich insiders view of Kumano’s sacred mountains.


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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…