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eo Hikari Cable TV “Machikado Treasure Hunting”

From December 15th to 16th a crew from the Japanese cable TV eo Hikari visited the Tanabe city and Kumano area.

On the first day they filmed sightseeing spots in Tanabe city such as Tokei-jinja Shrine, Kamaboko street and Akitsuno Garden. Afterwards they filmed restaurants that feature special lunch menu as part of the project “Kishu Tanabe Agara Don” (Rice bowl).  Tanabe’s mayor was able to spare some time for the interview for them, which was something special.

On the second day their focus was on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes and associated sightseeing spots. Our staff Brad supported them as a Kumano Kodo Guide and explained historical and cultural details about Takijiri-oji and Gyuba-doji. Filming was also done at Hosshinmon-oji, Fushiogami-oji, and Kumano Hongu Taisha as well as Kawayu onsen’s Senninburo.

The film footage gathered in this visit will be edited into a 28 minute program, and it will be on the air twice a day from January 1st to 15th 2010.  After January 15th the program is to be webcasted for 3 months from their website.

eo Hikari reaches out to 292,000 households in the Kansai area. Including other cable TV lines, estimated viewers will be in 7,550,000 households. 

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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…