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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Four Famous Mie Flower Spots for Early Summer: Japanese Irises and Hydrangeas

    Four Famous Mie Flower Spots for Early Summer: Japanese Irises and Hydrangeas

    Though cherry blossoms get most of the attention, Mie Prefecture boasts beautiful floral displays throughout the year. Through late May to July, Japanese irises and hydrangeas brighten up the dull days of the impending rainy season with flourishes...

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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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  • 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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  • Yokkaichi Nighttime Factory Views: the Glittery Gorgeous Side of Heavy Industry

    Yokkaichi Nighttime Factory Views: the Glittery Gorgeous Side of Heavy Industry

    The phenomenon of factories gaining popularity as nighttime sightseeing spots has brought tourists and photographers to many industrial areas in Japan. And it’s agreed that Yokkaichi City’s views are top tier. Walking through the area makes you fe...

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  • Inabe Plum Grove: Spectacular Spring Scenery Rooted in Community

    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 prefecture, including at Inabe...

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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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  • 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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  • Brighten Up the Evening with Yokkaichi City’s Nightlife

    Brighten Up the Evening with Yokkaichi City’s Nightlife

    Yokkaichi City sits on the edge of Ise Bay, teeming with seafood and surrounded with bright city lights. The gateway to the many natural and spiritual wonders of Mie Prefecture, the city itself makes for a dazzling destination to satisfy sightseer...

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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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  • Enjoy spring early! Kasamatsu Kawazu-zakura Road and Matsusaka Bell-farm

    Enjoy spring early! Kasamatsu Kawazu-zakura Road and Matsusaka Bell-farm

    The weather is getting warmer, and spring is almost here. I wanted to photograph a typical Japanese spring scene, so I went to “Kasamatsu Kawazu-zakura Road,” a famous spot in Matsusaka City that has been the talk of the town on SNS.

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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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  • Be Amazed by the Prehistoric Natural Beauty of Dorokyo Gorge

    Be Amazed by the Prehistoric Natural Beauty of Dorokyo Gorge

    Doro Gorge (Dorokyo), also known as “Doro-haccho”, is located in the spectacular Yoshino-Kumano National Park where the borders of Mie, Nara and Wakayama Prefectures meet. The pristine forests, towering cliffs and bright blue-green waters of the g...

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  • Yokoyama Observatory, with the perfect view of Ago Bay, is re-opened after renovation!  Be amazed by the newly opened “Sky Cafe Terrace”, too!

    Yokoyama Observatory, with the perfect view of Ago Bay, is re-opened after renovation! Be amazed by the newly opened “Sky Cafe Terrace”, too!

    Yokoyama Observatory is now re-opened in spring, 2018! Visitors can enjoy the splendid green views from different angles of the three refurbished decks. And, a café is newly opened for the indulgence for great tastes in the Ise Shima area in summe...

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  • The Best Place to Surf in Japan

    The Best Place to Surf in Japan

    Today, we are exploring the coastal city of Shima! Shima is the peninsula on the easternmost part of Mie and it’s known for its untouched natural beauty and limitless coastline. Shima is surrounded by 3 bodies of water and I was super excited t...

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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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  • The "Thousand Rice Terraces" of Maruyama Senmaida

    The "Thousand Rice Terraces" of Maruyama Senmaida

    When we imagine the rustic past of ancient Japan, what comes to mind? Many may envision rice terraces curving along mountain slopes, their waters glinting in the sun and lush green leaves swaying in the breeze. Such fields, called “tanada,” are co...

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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 ...

    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...

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  • 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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