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Shandong Province Tourism Bureau visits Tanabe

On January 29th, 2010, 26 participants from the Travel and Tourism Bureau in Shandong Province Government, media and travel agents from China, visited Wakayama Prefecture for promotion and inspection purposes. The Tanabe City Tourism Bureau and Wakayama Prefectural officials supported their visit to the Kumano Hongu Heritage Center and the Kumano Hongu Taisha.


First, we began the tour of the area with an introduction of the Kumano Hongu Heritage Center by its director. A local guide spoke about the UNESCO World Heritage Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes and then a question-and-answer session took place.

The chief priest in Kumano Hongu Taisha spoke briefly. Participants said that they were deeply impressed by the special appearance and peaceful atmosphere of the grand shrine.


We would like to thank the Shandong Province Government for taking the time to visit our area, and we hope that they will be able to return someday soon.

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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…