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Tanabe and Santiago de Compostela Joint Booth at Tourism Expo Japan 2014

The Jata Tourism EXPO Japan was held at Tokyo Big Sight from September 25~28, 2014.

It is the biggest travel event in Japan.  Tanabe and Santiago de Compostela joined forced to put together a joint booth.


It is the first time in history that the Kumano Kodo and Way of St.James shared a promotion booth at such a large event.

Everyone was thrilled with the results, and the promotion of the UNESCO World Heritage registered pilgrimage culture shared between our two destinations will benefit both sites immensely.

Thank you to all of the those guests who visited our shared booth, and especially to the city of Santiago de Compostela.

This was a great way to celebrate our "Tourism Partnership Cities" agreement signed earlier this year in May.

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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…