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Hotel Urashima has joined the Kumano Travel community!

Hotel Urashima has joined the Kumano Travel community!

Kumano featured in “Discovery”, Cathay Pacific in-flight magazine

Kumano featured in “Discovery”, Cathay Pacific in-flight magazine.

“HEAVENLY PATH, Kumano's divine pilgrimes' trails” “Divine Beauty”
Text: Daniel Allen
Published by: Cathay Pacific
September 2012



Home to healing springs, sacred waterfalls and paths once walked by emperors, Japan’s ancient pilgrimage route, the Kumano Kodo, is finding its place in the modern world.
In the village of Yunomine, famous for its Tsuboyu bath, it’s not unusual to find villagers and tourists cooking eggs in the hot springs. Here, in the heart of Japan’s Kumano region, hydrothermal water not only soothes tired muscles but exemplifies the strong bond between man and nature that has long existed across this lush landscape of forest, river and mountain peak.
Extending over the lower reaches of Honshu’s Kii Peninsula, south of the cities of Osaka and Kyoto, Kumano has been held sacred for thousands of years. Most Japanese consider it the birthplace of the nation’s culture and spirituality. Widely referred to as J…

VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2012

VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2012


From November 20th to 21st, 2012, the TanabeCity Kumano Tourism Bureau participated in “VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2012” with Wakayama Prefecture as domestic sellers at the Pacifico Yokohama in Kanagawa.
“VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2012” is a one of the biggest business meeting for inbound tourism in Japan. This time, about 285 overseas buyers from 17 countries and 14 oversea media joined the meeting. We had 20 minutes business meetings with the companies scheduled through the advanced appointments.

Some travel agencies were very interested in our area, so they came back to our booth again during the free sessions. One Singapore travel agency even immediately visited the Tanabe region after the event to enjoy the Beautifying Hot Spring in Ryujin Onsen
Thank you very much to all of those who had business meetings with us and we look forward to helping you create memorable trips for your guests.


Kumano Kodo Blog Entry

Kumano featured in Süddeutsche Zeitung, a Newspaper based out of Munich, Germany

Kumano featured in Süddeutsche Zeitung, a Newspaper based out of Munich, Germany