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Kumano Hongu Eco Tour for children

Kumano Hongu Eco Tour for children 

For three days from August 24 to 26, 2012, the Kumano Hongu Eco Tour for children was held in the Hongu area. The tour was collaboration with Sakai Ecology School, Kansai University, and the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.
Sakai Ecology School is an organization for environmental education for people who live or work in Sakai City, Osaka.  About 40 people include elementary school students in Sakai City and university students from Kasai University Sakai Campus joined the tour.
They learned about the joy of nature in the Kumano area and environmental education by experiencing such as thinning out of a forest, making a “Taketombo”, the propeller-shaped Japanese flying toy made of bamboo, visiting Kawayu Onsen, and joining Yata-no-Hi Matsuri Fire Festival.
A guided walk on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route from Hosshinmon-ojito Kumano Hongu Taisha was also a highlight.

Thank you very much to everyone involved in this successful tour.

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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…