List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • Asamadake Kongoshoji Temple: Shield of Ise Jingu

    Asamadake Kongoshoji Temple: Shield of Ise Jingu

    The moment I took my first step into the main hall of the temple, I felt I was in a very sacred place. No matter which religion you worship or which God(s) you revere, you will feel the same when you find yourself in the grounds of Kongoshoji Temp...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Illumination at Nabana no Sato 2018-2019! We are going to introduce the details such as highlights, prices, the access information, etc.

    Illumination at Nabana no Sato 2018-2019! We are going to introduce the details such as highlights, prices, the access information, etc.

    This year’s theme is "JAPAN ~ The Scenery of Japan ~" The illumination site at "Nabana no Sato" located in Kuwana city of Mie Prefecture boasting Japan’s largest scale and highest quality of illumination displays, is a popular...

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  • VISON: Experience the freshness of nature

    VISON: Experience the freshness of nature

    You know you want fresh foods for better flavor and good health. Well… How about trying the very freshest food this time? Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to lunch at VISON located in Taki Town, Mie Prefecture, and that is exactly what...

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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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  • 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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  • If you want to eat all-you-want oysters,  then you must visit Uramura in Toba City!  Let's go to enjoy the winter delicacy "Oyster"  with your stomach full !

    If you want to eat all-you-want oysters, then you must visit Uramura in Toba City! Let's go to enjoy the winter delicacy "Oyster" with your stomach full !

    Have you ever wished to eat a stomachful of fresh oysters? In the Uramura area of Toba City, there are plenty of restaurants all over the area offering oysters for all-you-can-eat! Uramura area, which is often called "Oyster Road", is ...

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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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  • A treasure not to be missed in Mie! Ise-ebi (lobster), the taste of fall and winter

    A treasure not to be missed in Mie! Ise-ebi (lobster), the taste of fall and winter

    It has several names in English, including the “Japanese Spiny Lobster” and in zoology “Panilirus japonicus.” Lacking pincers, some say it is a prawn, yet growing up to 30 cm long, it is often referred to as lobster. But the name that sets food ...

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  • Yunoyama Onsen and Mt. Gozaisho - Escape to a quiet mountain village with lush forests, waterfalls and hot springs

    Yunoyama Onsen and Mt. Gozaisho - Escape to a quiet mountain village with lush forests, waterfalls and hot springs

    Fancy a quite getaway to a place that has an abundance of natural beauty, contrasting seasonal changes, hiking and hot springs? Look no further than Yunoyama Onsen located in Komono at the northern part of Mie Prefecture in central Japan. Yunoyama...

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  • Tsu Airport Line: A high-speed solution for travelling to Mie Prefecture!

    Tsu Airport Line: A high-speed solution for travelling to Mie Prefecture!

    When you visit Mie Prefecture via Chubu Centrair International Airport, you are probably thinking about taking the train through Nagoya and then down through Mie Prefecture. But why not take the Tsu Airport Line, a high-speed ferry that runs direc...

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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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  • The pride of Mie’s autumn! Autumn leaves at Mt. Gozaisho-dake

    The pride of Mie’s autumn! Autumn leaves at Mt. Gozaisho-dake

    Mt. Gozaisho-dake in the northern part of Mie Prefecture straddles the area between Komono Town and Shiga Prefecture. It is a part of the Suzuka mountain range and has an elevation of 1,212 meters. I am lucky to live at the base of Mt. Gozaisho-da...

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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 ama-san (female divers) house “Hachimankamado” is a popular spot among foreign tourists in where you can be amazed by the precise experience of meeting traditional Japanese female divers.

    The ama-san (female divers) house “Hachimankamado” is a popular spot among foreign tourists in where you can be amazed by the precise experience of meeting traditional Japanese female divers.

    An ama-san (female divers) house in where real, true ama-sans grill fresh seafood right in front of you. It’s a popular spot for foreign tourists, and a place at where you can be amazed by the precise experience of meeting real ama-sans while enjo...

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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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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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