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WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Onsite Evaluation

The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau has been nominated for the World Travel and Tourism Council's 2012 Tourismfor Tomorrow Awards in the Destination Stewardship category. 

The second phase in the judging process is a rigorous onsite evaluation.  For the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau this took place from February 10~13. 

An international expert on sustainable tourism visited Tanabe to view our projects and initiatives first hand.  In addition to experiencing the sites she also interviewed a variety of stakeholders including the mayor of Tanabe City, the Governor of Wakayama Prefecture, local business owners, the head of the Wakayama World Heritage Center, and the head priest of the Kumano Hongu Taisha.

 

It turned out not to be just an evaluation but also an excellent opportunity for the people of Tanabe City to learn more about sustainability from the very knowledge evaluator.  It was a wonderful experience for all involved and we are very happy to be blessed with this positive opportunity for exchange and learning.  Thank you very much!

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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…