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Undersea Observation Tower "Coral Princess" in Shirahama has joined the Kumano Travel community!

Undersea Observation Tower "Coral Princess" in Shirahama  has joined the Kumano Travel community!


The Undersea Observation Tower "Coral Princess" is an excellent way to see a different perspective of Shirahama.  It is located 100 meters offshore behind Hotel Seamore.  The views from the tower offer a panoramic vista of the Ocean and surrounding landscape.  Down a winding set of stairs brings you below sea level where you can peak through 12 portholes to view the ocean bottom and over 30 species of colorful fish.  Sometimes it is hard to tell who is watching who, as the sea creatures look back through the windows at visitors!


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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…