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Japan Travel Bureau Foundation

Japan Travel Bureau Foundation


On March 26th the Japan Travel Bureau Foundation visited Tanabe City to interview the Tanabe City KumanoTourism Bureau.

"Japan Travel Bureau Foundation Background: 

The Foundation's Mission

 To contribute to the sound and sustained growth of travel and tourism and, by working for the general advance of the travel and tourism industries, to serve society. 

The Range of Activities

 As our non-profit activities, we operate the Travel Library, engage in independent research, hold seminars and symposiums, and issue publications, all as part of our multi-faceted support of those engaged in tourism-related businesses. 

  We are one of the few Japanese think tanks or consultancies specializing in the travel and tourism industries, drawing upon our own considerable store of accumulated information and know-how, and upon our association with the JTB Group. This positions us to undertake market research services at the nation-wide and international levels, to provide assistance in travel-and tourism-related marketing, and to develop proposals for national or local government tourism policies, or within regions, and for tourism promotion."

Items discussed were the format of Tanabe City's tourism approach, inbound tourism and sustainable tourism philosophies, and specific tourism initiatives, such as our developmental workshops.  

Our new model for rural tourism is now being learned and adapted, not only by regional agencies and cities, but now by think tanks and consultant companies.

Thank you very much for visiting us and we hope that some of our pioneering ideas and new approaches help in a positive way to change the focus of tourism in Japan to a more sustainable, quality one.


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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…