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Comments from Guests

Comments from Guests

We have had many positive comments from guests visiting the sacred Kumano region and would like to share some of them with you.   


Australia, Male
Jun, 2013
Generally very good, especially the personal attention and responses from staff to my individual questions. It was very helpful and much appreciated. I will bve recommending this area and the Tourism Bureau to anyone who asks.

USA, Female
Jun, 2013
It's a fabulous site. We firmly believe we wouldn't have had nearly as wonderful of an experience as we did in Japan without having access to the maps and information from the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau/Kumano Travel site and reservation system.

France, Female
Jun, 2013
Many thanks again for your help and for your website which is extremely helpful.

USA, Female
Jun, 2013
The site was immensely beneficial. We would not have had such a wonderful trip or visit without access to the information and services this site provides. We used the audio guide to better understand the area sites. Thank you very much.

USA, Female
Jun, 2013
I walked four days and enjoyed everything about it. A lot of tourists complain about never being able to get away from "urban" Japan. On this hike, I really felt that I did get away from urban Japan, both in the forest areas and in the small farm towns and villages along the route. The hiking was not too difficult, the routes were well marked, the lodgings were great, and the shrines were very interesting.

USA, Male
Jun, 2013
My gratitude to the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau/Kumano Travel Reservation Site is even greater than my gratitude for the best hosts in the wonderful minshukus we have stayed in. You have created the most helpful way possible for a non-Japanese speaker to appreciate and enjoy the Kumano Kodo and the Kii Peninsula. From the trail maps to the different options offered for things to see and do, to the reservation system, to the quality of the signs on the trail itself, to the well-written explanations of the various shrines and areas along the way, to the beautiful photos, to the helpful transportation information....I could go on and on. Thank you for creating a website and travel agency that has made our travels to the Kumano a trip of a lifetime.

Germany, Female
Jun, 2013
The Kumano Travel website was tremendously helpful in planning our trip. We do not really speak Japanese, but everything went neatly and without any problems

USA, Female
Jun, 2013
Excellent. Other tourist bureaus in Japan should be consulting with Tanabe City to see how an international reservation site and office should be set up.

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