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Tanabe City, Kumano Kodo Guide Magazine

The long-awaited Japanese language guide magazine “World Heritage Nakahechi Route & Tanabe City Guide” is now on sale nationwide at major bookshops. The publishing company is Diamond-Big Co.,Ltd., known as “GLOBE- TROTTER TRAVEL GUIDEBOOK”.  This was a project speared headed by the Tanabe City government.


The guide magazine focuses on the Nakahechi section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route introducing walking courses. This magazine also includes information about the Kumano Sanzan, traditional festivals, onsens, natural environment and local cuisine. It is AB size, 128 pages and the price is 840 yen.

In addition, a 16 page leaflet consisting of Asian and Euro-American languages was published for foreign tourists. One version features English, Chinese and Korean and the other English, French and Spanish.
This was an excellent project and we hope that visitors find the new materials useful.

ISBN 978-4-478-07071-0 (Japanese Edition)
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From July 15, 2016 (Friday)
PRICE Adult 11,000 yen Children 5,500 yen (Children 6 to 11 years old)
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