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Travel Guys tour Kumano

From June 21~23, 2011 the Travel Guys, a Canadian travel TV show, visited the Kumano region.  The tour was sponsored by JNTO and support by the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.  The show will be aired a few months time and will also include scenes from Osaka.

Sites that were filmed during the tour were the Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Hayatama Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, Nachi Waterfall, Kawayu Onsen, and Katsuura Onsen.

It was a busy tour, but we hope that Jim Gordon, Darren Parkman, and the rest of the crew enjoyed their visit.  Thank you Travel Guys for visiting us here in Kumano!

Below is an excerpt from the Travel Guys website.
Who are the Travel Guys?

Well, basically they’re two wacky guys who like to travel, as the name would indicate. (Well, at least THEY think they’re wacky!)

The difference between these guys and most tacky tourists is, Jim Gordon and Darren Parkman seek far off adventure in front of the camera, for all to cringe at!  Be sure to catch all the fun and occasionally embarrassing escapades from Tokyo Japan, to Sydney Australia, to Chiang Mai Thailand. This personality driven show provides insight into popular and undiscovered destinations around the world, with tips on how to get there, where to stay, what to do, and what to avoid. (sometimes avoiding THEM is a wise insight!)  The Travel Guys airs nationally on Shaw TV in 33 markets across Canada & seen in over 4 million homes.

Jim Gordon is Co-Host and Co-Producer of The Travel Guys.  Having a major in film studies, Jim spent several years as a writer on TV shows in both Canada and the United States, which included travel to some exotic destinations.  In 1997, Jim moved to Vancouver, where he joined the Vancouver media as a weekly film critic for both radio and television, including CTV, SHAW TV and CFUN.  Currently, when Jim is not on the road with The Travel Guys, he can be found reviewing movies as a film critic for CTV and writing for the entertainment department at Vancouver Lifestyle Magazine.

Darren Parkman is Co-Host and Co-Producer of The Travel Guys.  Darren brings with him 20 years of media experience in radio, television and print.  As former co-host of a prime-time radio show, which aired from locations all around the world, Darren is no stranger to travel.  Darren has published several travel stories and when not on the road with The Travel Guys, he can be found writing an entertainment column for 24 Hours, TV Week and Vancouver Lifestyle Magazine.

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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…