List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • The 6 most attractive points of Mie are these!

    The 6 most attractive points of Mie are these!

    Local Gourmet, such as Matsusaka beef (Matsusaka Ushi), Ise-ebi (lobster), buffet-style restaurants of oyster all-you-can-eat, souvenirs such as Mikimoto Pearl known as the most high quality in the world, the superb view of the oceanfront resort a...

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  • One of Japan’s Most Eye-catching Festival Floats: Yokkaichi City’s Onyudo Float

    One of Japan’s Most Eye-catching Festival Floats: Yokkaichi City’s Onyudo Float

    Japanese people love to gather in groups for enjoyment. Across Japan, you’ll find thousands of festivals of every theme imaginable, from peaceful flower events to dazzling fireworks displays. Many traditional festivals use decorative floats, with ...

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  • World's most spectacular view! "Nabana-no-Sato" for (its) flowers and illumination

    World's most spectacular view! "Nabana-no-Sato" for (its) flowers and illumination

    World's largest travel site "TripAdvisor" released "Most popular tourist attrations for non-Japanese travellers in 2017" based on online reviews. "Nabana-no-sato" was ranked within 30th. Open spacious fields with ...

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  • Six Dazzling Fireworks Across Mie to Enjoy Online (Plus a Special Photo Contest!)

    Six Dazzling Fireworks Across Mie to Enjoy Online (Plus a Special Photo Contest!)

    Every summer, Mie Prefecture’s night skies are set ablaze with sparkling lights in the sky. Fireworks displays are an integral part of summer and create an exciting buzz that lasts for days. Because we can’t attend fireworks festivals in person th...

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  • The Jewel in the crown of Mie’s Winter!  Nabana no Sato Illumination 2021-2022

    The Jewel in the crown of Mie’s Winter! Nabana no Sato Illumination 2021-2022

    When it comes to Mie in winter, at the top of everyone’s “must-do” list should be the illumination at Nabana no Sato! This illumination event marks its 18th anniversary in 2021. It is famous as one of the largest-scale illumination events not onl...

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  • One-day Trip in Ise: Ise Jingu

    One-day Trip in Ise: Ise Jingu

    Step back in time and stroll around a sacred shrine complex devoted to the sun deity Amaterasu Omikami and Toyouke no Omikami, the deity of agriculture and industry. No visit to Mie Prefecture would be complete without a visit to the area with its...

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  • Summer Illuminations at Nabana no Sato  A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Summer Illuminations at Nabana no Sato A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Nabana no Sato's winter illuminations are world-renowned, but have you heard about the summer light-up? This year (2021), for only the second time, the famous flower paradise garden 30 minutes by car from central Nagoya flips the switch on its S...

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  • Suzuka Circuit: Fast Family Fun at a Huge Amusement Park

    Suzuka Circuit: Fast Family Fun at a Huge Amusement Park

    A few times a year, I notice an influx of foreigners around Suzuka and wonder, “what’s going on?” I’ve come to realize the answer is always that there is an F1 race at Suzuka Circuit. Suzuka is reason enough to make the trip all the way to Japa...

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  • Sensational Summer Fun in Kuwana: Kuwana Ishidori Matsuri

    Sensational Summer Fun in Kuwana: Kuwana Ishidori Matsuri

    From cool summer sweets to samurai swords and Japan’s loudest festival, Kuwana City has a treasure trove of activities and treats to check out this season.

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  • The Spiritual Majesty of Ise Jingu: It’s the soul of Japan.

    The Spiritual Majesty of Ise Jingu: It’s the soul of Japan.

    Ise Jingu is the most important Jingu in Japan. It’s here, among gigantic, old trees that Amaterasu-Omikami, the greatest of the kami(Shinto-deities), ancestor of the Imperial family, is permanently enshrined. It is a very spiritual place and the ...

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  • Go with the wind. Enjoy a traditional boat trip on the Kumano River-Sandanbo

    Go with the wind. Enjoy a traditional boat trip on the Kumano River-Sandanbo

    World Heritage Site, Kumano River The land of Kumano, which occupies a large part of the Kii Peninsula, has been called the “land of the gods” and the “mysterious land” since ancient times. There are three shrines located around this area. The ...

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  • Travel back in time to old Japan! Strolling around Sekijuku

    Travel back in time to old Japan! Strolling around Sekijuku

    When you think of historical spots in Mie Prefecture, Ise Jingu Shrine is one place that comes to mind, but that’s not all. On this trip, we visited Sekijuku, a town that makes you feel as if you have traveled back in time to Japan hundreds of yea...

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  • Summer activities by the sea in Tsu

    Summer activities by the sea in Tsu

    During the COVID-19 pandemic I always had the urge to go overseas and enjoy the sun and the beach. That urge seemed too good to come true when I found out about an amazing place in Tsu City where I would be able to enjoy the sun, the sea, the beac...

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  • The Most Dangerous Mountain Trail in Mie: Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple

    The Most Dangerous Mountain Trail in Mie: Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple

    I’m surprised how few people know about this place. Ever since my visit, I’ve mentioned this place to countless people in Mie and the Kansai region, and nobody has ever heard about the Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple. Not a single person. I’ve ...

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  • Nagashima Spa Land - A screaming good time!

    Nagashima Spa Land - A screaming good time!

    Are you ready for thrilling rides that will make you scream? Are you ready to soar more than 100 meters high and then dive almost all the way to the ground, or to fly like a bird through the air and over the ground and water? Come to the biggest...

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  • Let's play with your family! An acquisitive journey of visiting theme parks.

    Let's play with your family! An acquisitive journey of visiting theme parks.

    An acquisitive course for family to go on a theme-park-hopping and play fully. It is a course with variety of entertainment such as amusement parks, outlet malls, flower gardens, illuminations, picking strawberries, and circuits.

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  • Suzuka Forest Garden, a magnificent world-class view in Mie

    Suzuka Forest Garden, a magnificent world-class view in Mie

    The magnificent views of the cherry blossom petals blowing in the spring breeze is what people will think of in Japan’s spring season. But in Mie Prefecture, there is a different herald of the arrival of spring. The beautiful blooming of plum flow...

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  • Akame 48 Waterfalls:A group of beautiful waterfalls preserved by the locals

    Akame 48 Waterfalls:A group of beautiful waterfalls preserved by the locals

    The Akame ravine in Mie Prefecture is well known for two reasons, having a large number of spectacular waterfalls and being the ancient ninja training ground in feudal Japan. Every season offers a different experience for visitors to the Akame 48 ...

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  • Fully enjoying Ama divers’ hometown “Pearl Farm Visit & Making traditional Japanese Sandals” -  Learn About Akoya Oyster Farming and Make Beautiful Pearl Keepsakes

    Fully enjoying Ama divers’ hometown “Pearl Farm Visit & Making traditional Japanese Sandals” - Learn About Akoya Oyster Farming and Make Beautiful Pearl Keepsakes

    Ise-shima is home to the Japanese cultured pearl industry that was started by Kokichi Mikimoto at the end of the 19th century. The spectacular coastal waters of Mie near Ise-Shima are dotted with islands that provide a perfect environment for the ...

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  • ABOUT NINJAS, NINJYUTSU, WEAPONS, LIFESTYLE|INTRODUCING EVENTS TO EXPERIENCE NINJA IN MIE PREFECTURE!

    ABOUT NINJAS, NINJYUTSU, WEAPONS, LIFESTYLE|INTRODUCING EVENTS TO EXPERIENCE NINJA IN MIE PREFECTURE!

    What exactly were the ninjas like? We will introduce how ninjas originated, their roles, and the kinds of ninja there were. We will also present the relevant ninja events held in Mie Prefecture. Let’s try to learn more about the ninjas.

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  • Travel back in time to old Japan! Strolling around Sekijuku

    When you think of historical spots in Mie Prefecture, Ise Jingu Shrine is one place that comes to mind, but that’s not all. On this trip, we visited Sekijuku, a town that makes you feel as if you have traveled back in...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_246.html
  • Get to know the essence of bonito flakes, an indispensable ingredient in Japanese cuisine

    Japanese food is attracting worldwide attention for its health benefits, and “dashi” is indispensable to its flavor. Dashi is usually made from dried kelp or dried bonito flakes. This time, we visited a long-establish...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_247.html
  • Inabe Plum Grove: Spectacular Spring Scenery Rooted in Community

    For many people, spring in Japan means only one thing: cherry blossoms. In Mie, however, there’s more to the season than just sakura, and stunning views of plum blossoms bursting with color can be seen throughout the ...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_248.html
  • Suzuka Forest Garden, a magnificent world-class view in Mie

    The magnificent views of the cherry blossom petals blowing in the spring breeze is what people will think of in Japan’s spring season. But in Mie Prefecture, there is a different herald of the arrival of spring. The b...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_249.html
  • Go on a Springtime Adventure in Kuwana

    Japan is famous for its springtime cherry blossoms and Mie Prefecture is no exception. There are many cherry blossom viewing spots across the prefecture, but for those who want to go where those “in the know” enjoy th...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_250.html