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Hong Kong Media “JAPAN TIME TV” features Tanabe City

On September 25th, “JAPAN TIME TV” (Hong Kong's only Japan sightseeing, culture and leisure information TV program) visited Tanabe City.  They were supported by Wakayama Prefectural officials and the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.


There were four crew members including one Japanese and one Hong Kong reporter. At the Kumano Hongu Taisha they were impressed by the mysterious atmosphere of the shrine ground.  The tour also visited Yunomine Onsen which is registered as UNESCO World Heritage. In Kawayu Onsen they enjoyed elaborate Japanese cuisine at Fujiya Ryokan.
This TV program will focus on the nature, cuisine and culture of Wakayama and Mie Prefectures. In Wakayama Prefecture, they also visited Wakayama City, Nachi-Katsuura Town and Shirahama town in addition to Tanabe City.
The broadcast date has not yet been determined, but it will be aired in Hong Kong and China. This program is aired on the TV program (亜洲電視WORLD) every Sundays and Fridays, in addition to being broadcasted o…

Daily Yomiuri, Tourist spots do more for foreigner

“Tourist spots do more for foreigner”
Published byDaily Yomiuri
September 29, 2010



The Daily Yomiuri discusses three destinations with different approaches to increase international tourism in their respective regions including the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.

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Best Travel Writing 2010, Inside Kumano Kodo

“Inside Kumano Kodo”by Amy Greimann Carlson Published by Traveler's Tales an imprint of Solas House, Inc. September 21, 2010


Traveler's Tales Best Travel Writing 2010 collection features Inside Kumano Kodo, Amy Greimann Carlson's pilgrimage to Kumano, and her attempts to understand, and input the experience into her daily life.
Note: Amy Greimann Carlson joined of the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau's press tours in January 2009.

Spirit of Japan Travel visit's Tanabe City

September 17 & 18, Japan's Community-based Ecotourism & Cultural Heritage Specialist, Spirit of Japan Travel visited Tanabe City to research for a new tour in the area.

They are looking for authentic experienced based activities and believe that this area is rich with potential.
The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau shares similar philosophies about community based sustainable tourism and hope that Spirit of Japan Travel will enable future visitors to capture the essence of the region during their stay here.

JNTO LAX features Kumano

Journey to the Spiritual Roots of Japan”by Brad Towle Published by JNTO LAX Sept 2nd, 2010

This article is one of five in the series "Five Voices, Five Journeys" to introduce off-the-beaten-path destinations.