The Mi-Kumano Multilingual Guide Association will host a presentation on guided eco-tourism in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Kumano, Japan, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Japan Information Center, 50 Fremont St., Suite 2200, in S.F. Bilingual guides from Japan will introduce the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage route trails connecting three grand shrines, and explain how guided eco-tourism benefits the local communities. There will also be a slideshow presentation, and the speakers will discuss the area’s history. There will be a Q-and-A-format session after the presentations. Kumano is located south of Kyoto. The free eco-tourism and cultural presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. Info: Contact Todd Van Horne at

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