List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Cycling and Sailing Around Shima

    Cycling and Sailing Around Shima

    Blue skies, a gentle ocean breeze and panoramic views of the shore make for a fantastic cycling tour! Riding along the shore is perfect for beginner to intermediate cyclists who want to enjoy the beautiful Shima area! Crossing back and forth over...

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  • Osatsu Beachside BBQ & Town Walk

    Osatsu Beachside BBQ & Town Walk

    Visit Osatsu in southern Mie and experience the beautiful and delicious AMA culture firsthand as you enjoy a BBQ next to the ocean and visit a historical shrine. You can also learn about the AMA culture at a small visitor’s center as well as arou...

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  • Aonominesan Shofuku-ji: Temple in the mountains

    Aonominesan Shofuku-ji: Temple in the mountains

    Visit this beautiful Buddhist temple set high in the mountains of southern Mie Prefecture for a refreshing, soul cleansing experience after spending the morning on a scenic hike.

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  • A Day with the AMA san ~Ama Hut SATOUMIAN~

    A Day with the AMA san ~Ama Hut SATOUMIAN~

    Spend a day with the AMA san and learn about the food they catch and some of the crafts they make from pearls, and see the beautiful area where they work.

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  • Visit the Toba Sea Folk Museum and Discover the World of AMA

    Visit the Toba Sea Folk Museum and Discover the World of AMA

    Set in heavily forested, low-lying hills, the Sea Folk Museum boasts a wide range of sea and fishing items on display, and is an amazing source of information and insight into the AMA (diving women) culture of Japan.

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  • Fast and Furious: Rainbow Sports Drift

    Fast and Furious: Rainbow Sports Drift

    Leave the roller coasters and other rides that restrict your movement and get Fast and Furious while travelling at speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour at Rainbow Sports go kart circuit in Kuwana, Mie! With your friends, your colleagues or ev...

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  • Shima Marine Land: Fishy Fun for Everyone

    Shima Marine Land: Fishy Fun for Everyone

    For the best way to get up close and personal with sea life, come to Shima Marine Land! Not only can you enjoy a large variety of fish, but you can also directly interact with several kinds of sea creatures in their exciting hands-on area! Watch...

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  • Chichukai Mura - Your Spanish Vacaciones in Japan

    Chichukai Mura - Your Spanish Vacaciones in Japan

    Come visit Shima Mediterranean Village in southeastern Mie Prefecture for an elegant Spanish-style getaway that is both relaxing and thrilling at the same time. As a day guest, you can enjoy activities such as tile art, fishing, and cruising, rel...

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  • Special Campaign in Mie Makes For Fun Trip in Kumano

    Special Campaign in Mie Makes For Fun Trip in Kumano

    My recent trip to Kumano, Mie Prefecture turned out to be as great as I hoped, but also ended up being a little sweeter than I had expected. I discovered Mie's special campaign that gives away all sorts of treats and discounts for participating i...

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  • We have been doing "Answer to Win! Mie Perk Smartphone Campaign" since 8th August 2019.

    We have been doing "Answer to Win! Mie Perk Smartphone Campaign" since 8th August 2019.

    Each time you answer a questionnaire on your smartphone at “Mie Travel Concierge”, you will get a perk on the spot. Each time you answer a questionnaire on your smartphone at “Mie Travel Information Office” or “Mie Travel Concierge”, you can get ...

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  • Japanese Bliss: A Day in Kumano

    Japanese Bliss: A Day in Kumano

    Kumano is a city in Southern Mie prefecture in the Higashi Kishu area that boasts a variety of attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Within minutes, you are able to enjoy historic shrines, ancient pilgrimage routes, picturesque walking trai...

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  • Kumano Kodo is a World Heritage Site-Embark on a historic and spiritual journey along one of the many routes on the Kumano Kodo trail up and through the majestic Magose-Toge pass.

    Kumano Kodo is a World Heritage Site-Embark on a historic and spiritual journey along one of the many routes on the Kumano Kodo trail up and through the majestic Magose-Toge pass.

    The Magose-Toge is a mountain pass on the Iseji section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage path in Mie Prefecture, Japan. The route begins at Aiga Station, crosses the Choshigawa River and passes the Michi-no-Eki Miyama rest-stop before entering the fo...

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  • Iga Ueno Castle: You Can Enjoy Castle and Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga Ueno Castle: You Can Enjoy Castle and Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga Ueno Castle in Mie Prefecture, also known as White Phoenix Castle, stands atop massive fortifications overlooking the city. At the Danjiri Museum just outside Ueno Park, you can get a ninja outfit for your journey. In the castle, you’ll find a...

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  • Igaryu Ninja Museum: Authentic Ninja Experience in Japan

    Igaryu Ninja Museum: Authentic Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga is a quiet town which embraces the ninja culture and history. Here you can learn about the true role of the most mysterious aspect of the land of the rising sun. The first part of the Ninja Museum experience is to take a tour through a traditi...

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  • Katsuo No Tenpaku, Katsuo Ibushi Goya in Shima city Mie prefecture, Bonito flakes with a one of a kind story.

    Katsuo No Tenpaku, Katsuo Ibushi Goya in Shima city Mie prefecture, Bonito flakes with a one of a kind story.

    Meticulous production process, historical significance, spiritual weight, unique connection to the region, and delicious taste “katsuobushi”!

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  • "Extravagance, and the Meaning of 'Omotenashi', at a Traditional Japanese Inn, Taiya Ryokan"

    "Extravagance, and the Meaning of 'Omotenashi', at a Traditional Japanese Inn, Taiya Ryokan"

    Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture is so much history and tradition in the town. As Taiya is located in Matsusaka, they serve many different fine dishes featuring legendary Matsusaka beef. You can enjoy for the sukiyaki (lots of veggies and mushrooms cooke...

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  • Ise-Shima-A breathtaking view and a new perspective-Yokoyama Observatory, breathtaking views of Ago Bay from atop the impressive Mount Yokoyama!

    Ise-Shima-A breathtaking view and a new perspective-Yokoyama Observatory, breathtaking views of Ago Bay from atop the impressive Mount Yokoyama!

    Come along with me on a journey to the top of one of the most famed lookouts in west-ern Japan. I will make my way to the top of Mount Yokoyama and take in the view of the spectacular Ago bay. The observation deck atop the mountain has been revamp...

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  • Matsusaka Beef via Conveyor Belt at Isshoubin!  Japan's "Top Three" Wagyu Brands — Specifically Matsusaka Beef

    Matsusaka Beef via Conveyor Belt at Isshoubin! Japan's "Top Three" Wagyu Brands — Specifically Matsusaka Beef

    There is only one other name in beef that one may dare utter in the presence of a god like Kobe: Matsusaka! Matsusaka cattle go through a very unique process to produce the highest-quality beef possible. Isshoubin has the same appeal as other yaki...

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  • Matsusaka City and Momen:The Hottest Styles of the Japan of Yore Never Go Out of Fashion! Try on the Elegant Attire Made of Matsusaka Momen

    Matsusaka City and Momen:The Hottest Styles of the Japan of Yore Never Go Out of Fashion! Try on the Elegant Attire Made of Matsusaka Momen

    We’re here to talk about “momen”. This is the extremely high quality cloth that really put Matsusaka on the map ages ago. We’ll tell you everything you need to know concerning momen. You can get suited up in a classic striped momen kimono.

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  • Not Just an Ordinary Tree.-Mihama, home of the 1500 year old giant Camphor tree of Hikitsukuri shrine and southern Mie prefecture's longest stretch of beach.

    Not Just an Ordinary Tree.-Mihama, home of the 1500 year old giant Camphor tree of Hikitsukuri shrine and southern Mie prefecture's longest stretch of beach.

    In Mihama I visited a 1500 year old tree that not only the biggest tree that I’ve ever seen, it also has the responsibility of looking after the people in the valley that it sits above.

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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!

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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