List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Hands-on Pearl Harvesting at the Pearl Workshop: Shinju no Sato

    Hands-on Pearl Harvesting at the Pearl Workshop: Shinju no Sato

    Pearl Workshop Shinju no Sato is located in a an offshoot of Ago Bay, in Shima, Mie Prefecture. Shima juts out into the Pacific Ocean, but the land around the bay protects it from typhoons, making it a great environment for Akoya oysters. This is ...

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  • The Lustrous Center of the Pearl Universe: Mikimoto Pearl Island

    The Lustrous Center of the Pearl Universe: Mikimoto Pearl Island

    In 1893, Kokichi Mikimoto harvested the world’s first cultured pearls. But that’s the end of the story. He trudged on through a harsh life to get there. Now, Mikimoto Island stands as a testament to his perseverance and to the kingdom he created.

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  • Hidden Treasure of the Ninja Village! Iga Beef at Nikaku Shokudo

    Hidden Treasure of the Ninja Village! Iga Beef at Nikaku Shokudo

    Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara... these places are fine and dandy, but I can honestly say I’ve had more fun in Iga City than anywhere else I’ve visited in Japan. The whole place is covered in ninjas and ninja paraphernalia! But on this, my fourth visit to thi...

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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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  • 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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  • Delighting the Senses in Kuwana City with Rokkaen and Hamaguri Clams

    Delighting the Senses in Kuwana City with Rokkaen and Hamaguri Clams

    I’d stopped at Kuwana Station many times in the past. A few times for work, usually to change trains though, and I had no idea what I was missing by just scooting through. After spending a day running around the quiet town, I started to wonder wha...

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  • Into the Mountain! A Quest for Hot Springs via Kumano’s Torokko Train!

    Into the Mountain! A Quest for Hot Springs via Kumano’s Torokko Train!

    The quiet mountain town of Kumano City is most famous for the Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage trail that leads to various shrines in Mie and Wakayama prefectures. Completing the pilgrimage is nothing short of a spiritual quest. But Kumano City ...

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  • Face-to-Face with the Real Diving Heroines of Ise Shima at Ama Hut Satoumian

    Face-to-Face with the Real Diving Heroines of Ise Shima at Ama Hut Satoumian

    As you’re probably well aware, Japan loves seafood. And not just the fish and octopus that we’re used to, but a whole plethora of marine life is down in the depths, digestible, delicious, and demanding to be harvested. Enter the Amasan.

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  • Hinjitsukan and Meoto Iwa: A Froggy Stroll Along the Coast of the Ise Bay

    Hinjitsukan and Meoto Iwa: A Froggy Stroll Along the Coast of the Ise Bay

    Ise City, along the coast of the Ise Bay, is home to a plethora of stunning sights and experiences, all steeped in ancient Japanese mythology and Shinto mysticism. I took a train down to quaint Futaminoura Station one evening to have a look around...

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  • Iga Kumihimo: the Long Tradition of the Braided Cord

    Iga Kumihimo: the Long Tradition of the Braided Cord

    Iga City in Mie Prefecture has so much to offer tourists. It’s known for everything from Haiku (Japanese poetry) to ninjas and beef. There’s a gorgeous castle with a large park around it and it’s just a nice, quiet town to escape to when your trip...

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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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  • Three World Heritage Sites~Two Days in Kumano:First day~

    Three World Heritage Sites~Two Days in Kumano:First day~

    It’s rare that you can visit three world heritage sites in a single day, even more rare to be able to visit three within 30 minutes! Join me on my trip to Kumano, Mie where I explore the old and discover the new!

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  • SPIRITING AROUND KUMANO MOUNTAINS~Two Days in Kumano:Second day~

    SPIRITING AROUND KUMANO MOUNTAINS~Two Days in Kumano:Second day~

    Sure the World Heritage sites in Kumano are great, but there are other sites to see up in the mountainous areas of Kumano. Go pick oranges and other fruit, relax at Kumano Club Hotel, and see the amazing terraced mountainside in Maruyama Senmaida!

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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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  • Wrapped in a Kimono, surrounded by history.

    Wrapped in a Kimono, surrounded by history.

    Tsu City’s Isshinden is Japan’s forgotten treasure. Once a major thoroughfare town, Isshinden is home to several important artifacts.Wear a rental kimono for a fun tour and photo shoot!

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  • Ryofuso Ryokan - A Cave of Wonders!

    Ryofuso Ryokan - A Cave of Wonders!

    Have you ever dined or taken a bath in a cave? Now you can! At Ryofuso Ryokan Hotel, you can enjoy a unique dining experience and a bathing experience like no other! Don’t worry - these two experiences don’t happen at the same time!

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  • Matsusaka Town Walk - a History of Business and Culture

    Matsusaka Town Walk - a History of Business and Culture

    Spend anywhere from half a day to a full day exploring the many historical and interesting spots right around Matsusaka Station. Try your hand at weaving with a loom. Sample world-famous Matsusaka Beef products. Learn how local families became ...

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  • Tokaido Seki-Juku Festival in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture

    Tokaido Seki-Juku Festival in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture

    Step into Seki-Juku and back in time and a whole bunch of excitement as you wander up and down this traditional rest stop on the old Tokaido. Experience delicious snacks and food while enjoying the beautiful floats, costumes and buildings. Seki-...

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  • Cycles & Sea Kayaking in Shima

    Cycles & Sea Kayaking in Shima

    Come experience the beauty of Shima both on land and on sea as you tour the inviting shoreline by road bike, and the stunning waters by kayak!

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  • Melons, Fishing and Sushi!

    Melons, Fishing and Sushi!

    Taste the bounties of Shima, Mie Prefecture and enjoy exciting, hands-on activities as you prepare traditional food and learn about the local culture.

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  • Share your memories of that summer! 「#visitmie」~My Summer Memories~ Photo Contest On now

    Post your summer photos, videos, and experiences that impressed you on your trip to Mie Prefecture!
    Share your "summer memories" with people from all over the world and win great prizes!

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/visitmie/
  • Iga Kumihimo: the Long Tradition of the Braided Cord

    Iga City in Mie Prefecture has so much to offer tourists. It’s known for everything from Haiku (Japanese poetry) to ninjas and beef. There’s a gorgeous castle with a large park around it and it’s just a nice, quiet to...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_94.html
  • Hinjitsukan and Meoto Iwa: A Froggy Stroll Along the Coast of the Ise Bay

    Ise City, along the coast of the Ise Bay, is home to a plethora of stunning sights and experiences, all steeped in ancient Japanese mythology and Shinto mysticism. I took a train down to quaint Futaminoura Station one...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_95.html
  • Face-to-Face with the Real Diving Heroines of Ise Shima at Ama Hut Satoumian

    As you’re probably well aware, Japan loves seafood. And not just the fish and octopus that we’re used to, but a whole plethora of marine life is down in the depths, digestible, delicious, and demanding to be harvested...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_96.html
  • Into the Mountain! A Quest for Hot Springs via Kumano’s Torokko Train!

    The quiet mountain town of Kumano City is most famous for the Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage trail that leads to various shrines in Mie and Wakayama prefectures. Completing the pilgrimage is nothing short of a spi...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_97.html