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Michelin Green Guide visits Kumano

From April 5 to 7, Ms Anne Teffo, Chief Editor of the Michelin Green Guide Collection, visited the Kumano area to research for the next edition of the Japan Green Guide.  The Kumano area is an off-the-beaten-path destination popular with visitors looking to relax and enjoy Japan’s spiritual countryside.


The visit was a busy one focusing the UNESCO World Heritage Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes in the area.  The recent infrastructure improvements for foreigner visitors, including new signs and the Kumano Hongu Heritage Center,were keenly investigated as these are important factors for the rating of the area.


Thank you for the visit and we are looking forward to the next edition of the Japan Green Guide.

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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…