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US Travel Agent Kansai FAM Trip

The 2009 US Travel Agent Kansai FAM Trip, sponsored by Kansai Unity, took place from November 16~27. This FAM trip was a part of our two year Kansai promotion project, which includes a variety of groups both public and private groups throughout the Kansai region. Three tour companies from California joined this inspection visit.
The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau planned and led the Kumano portion of the tour. It was a busy schedule but went smoothly, and the response from the agents was extremely positive. They were very interested to obtain high quality information about off the beaten track areas of Japan.

Day 1:
l Bocu restaurant in Nakahechi for a delicious Macrobiotic lunch.
l Hosshinmon-oji along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

l Overnight at Yunomine Onsen

Day 2:
l Kumano River boating experienced
l Daimonzaka section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

l Kumano Nachi Taisha, Seiganto-ji Temple, Nachi Waterfall

l Overnight in Katsuura

Thank you to Kansai Unity for organizing this worthwhile promotion project and to the tour agents that joined the FAM trip.

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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…