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Santiago de Compostela visits Tanabe City

Santiago de Compostela visits Tanabe City


The Deputy Mayor (councillor of tourism) and the Managing Director of the Turismo de Santiago de Compostela visited Tanabe City and the Kumano region for three days from September 23 to 25. 

The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau and Turismo de Santiago de Compostela have been working together with joint promotion since 2008.

It was the first time for them to visit the area and we were very happy to host them.

We visited sites along the Kumano Kodopilgrimage route, such as Takijiri-oji, Takahara, and Hosshinmon-oji.  A special ceremony was performed at the KumanoHongu Taisha.

The other two grand shrines of Kumano were also viewed, Kumano Hayatama Taisha and Kumano Nachi Taisha.

Next year is the 400th anniversary of Spanish Japanese relations and we hope to have some fun and exciting programs to celebrate.

Thank you again for the wonderful visit!

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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…