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Tanabe City Information Center Celebrates 50,000 Visitor

The Tanabe Information Center next to the JR Kii-Tanabe was rebuilt in September, 2013.  Since then it has been visited by thousands of people who are coming to explore the region.


Kii-Tanabe station is the entrance to the UNESCO World registered Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and thus important infrastructure for pilgrims and walkers.

On June 6th, the 50,000 visitors used the facility.  Congratulations! There was a special prize, and photo shoot with a model in traditional Kimono from the 9th century, now a symbol of the Kumano Kodo.

We look forward to hosting more visitors into the future, and strive to deliver accurate, timely, and useful information in a friendly atmosphere.

If you are in Tanabe, please drop in!

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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…