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Weekend Journal Asia visits Tanabe City



On May 5th a senior copy editor from the Dow Jones Newswires met with Brad Towle, the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau’s International Tourism & Promotion Director to discuss tourism in Kumano.  He is working on a feature of the Hongu area for the Weekend Journal Asia, a publication of the Wall Street Journal Asia.

The discussion covered tourism initiatives towards foreign tourists and the goals and philosophies of the bureau.  Some personal episodes concerning interact with foreign visitors and the local population were shared.

The target audience of the magazine are foreign nationals living in Asia, mostly with business orientated jobs.  We believe Tanabe City, especially the hot spring areas of Kawayu Onsen and Yunomine Onsen are a great destination for those looking for a place to experience Japanese culture and relax in an off-the-beaten-path location.

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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…