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Swedish Press Tour in Tanabe City



From April 10-16, Cenneth Sparby, a freelance writer from Sweden, joined the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau’s Press Tour.  He was here to prepare a feature story for the Travel Section of the Sunday edition of the Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden’s second largest newspaper with a readership of 500,000 people.

The story will focus on hiking the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, the Kumano Hongu Taisha annual festival, Onsen, and local cuisine.  Also coverage of Aikido in Shingu and Tanabe will be included.

It was an intense and immersive press tour that allowed Cenneth to experience the area’s spiritual culture.  He not only watched the festival, but was a participant in the procession being one of the lucky members to carry the sacred mikoshi portable shrine.

Thanks Cenneth for the visit.  We hope that it was not only a great press tour, but an experience that will last with you forever.

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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…