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Wakayama Ramen Taxi Omotenashi Seminar

Wakayama city is the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture and famous for its ramen noodles.  A project combining taxis and different ramen restaurants has been developed.   Guests can use a taxi to visit a number of ramen restaurants in a short time, with a special smaller serving of noodles.  This allows visitors to sample a variety of styles of ramen in a short time.


To adapt this program to international visitors, Brad Towle from the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau was invited to hold a lecture on the subject.

The seminar was well attended by the local taxi drivers who were very interested to learn how to host international visitors effectively.

Thank you for inviting us to speak at the seminar and we hope that this unique project will be a great success.

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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…