From February 21 to 24, 2012 Wakayama Prefecture, Osaka City, and Nara Prefecture sponsored a FAM trip for a group of 2 travel agents from France as part of the Visit Japan campaign. The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau supported with planning and guiding of this tour.
The tour visited sites along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route and the Kumano Sanzan shrines; Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, and Kumano Hayatama Taisha.
Yunomine Onsen and Kawayu Onsen, two isolated hot spring areas, were included in this tour. They stayed overnight at Adumaya Ryokan and Fujiya Ryokan.
This small FAM trip offered a quality chance to talk and exchange ideas with the agents, both of whom it was their first time in Japan. We hope that their new experiences here are of value to introduce their clients to the sacred Kumano region.