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Pilgrims Walk Japan's Sacred Trails

Pilgrims Walk Japan's Sacred Trails” by Sue Wallace Published by The Senior Traveller July, 2010

Guardian Newspaper Visits Kumano

From October 18th to 20th, a freelance writer researching an article for the Guardian Newspaper toured Kumano.  The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau helped with organizing and guiding the tour.


The article will be focused on the Noh drama culture and the trip to Kumano was to gain a appreciation for the sacred mountains and spiritual environment that influenced this ancient art.
A walk on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route and study session at the Kumano Hongu Taisha was the focus of the tour.  Of course a relaxing night at a traditional Ryokan in Yunomine Onsen was also included.
Thank you for the visit and we are looking forward to the article.

Rekishi Kaido Theme Talk in Osaka

Brad Towle, from the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, was a guest speaker at the Rekishi Kaido event in Osaka on November 16th. 

The event was focused on the Kumano pilgrimage including a special performance based on the legend of Oguri Hangan and princess Teruteya which is connected with Yunomine Onsen.

The final portion of the event was a theme talk with speakers from Nara Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture and Mie Prefecture.  Brad was the representative of Wakayama Prefecture and spoke about the initiatives of our bureau and the highlights of visiting theKumano region.
Thank you to Rekishi Kaido for inviting us to be a member of this exciting event.