List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Glamping: Is It Worth the Hype?

    Glamping: Is It Worth the Hype?

    The glamping trend in Japan is showing no sign of slowing down. Especially in this current time where safety measures are the top priority of traveling, the demand for this relatively “wild” activity where social distance is easily adhered to has ...

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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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  • 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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  • Touring the Islands of Toba

    Touring the Islands of Toba

    Toba was everything I imagined it to be: cultural, delicious, and fun. It’s the resort town of Mie with hotels lined up along the coastline, lots of seafood cuisines, and tons of fun things to do. During my time in Toba, I had the opportun...

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  • ABOUT THE AMA, HISTORY, WORK, CULTURE OF AMA DIVERS. |INTRODUCTION OF AMA TOURIST SPOTS IN MIE PREFECTURE.

    ABOUT THE AMA, HISTORY, WORK, CULTURE OF AMA DIVERS. |INTRODUCTION OF AMA TOURIST SPOTS IN MIE PREFECTURE.

    Ama diving is a traditional form of skin-diving in Japan. It has a long history, and the traditional skin-diving skill of ama is acknowledged and designated as an intangible cultural heritage of Mie Prefecture.

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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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  • 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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  • Learn the art of traditional kumihimo weaving at Kumi no Sato.

    Learn the art of traditional kumihimo weaving at Kumi no Sato.

    Kumihimo are traditional crafts that are made by braiding dyed silk thread into beautiful accessories. The colorful braids were historically used to fasten the obi (sash wrapped around the waist) of a kimono and as accessories on samurai armor. T...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The 48 waterfalls of Akame, Ninja training experience - Let’s take a trip back in time

    The 48 waterfalls of Akame, Ninja training experience - Let’s take a trip back in time

    I was so excited about going on the hike and participating in the different ninja challenges. I felt like a kid in a candy store, and was unable to sleep the night before due to all of the excitement.

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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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  • Suzuka Circuit, at where to experience the true, real car race! Full if energy and healing!

    Suzuka Circuit, at where to experience the true, real car race! Full if energy and healing!

    You may have heard of the term “F1” while have you ever been to a real circuit? “Suzuka Circuit” is, of course, a spot for car lovers, but it’s also for the great, various amazement of motor sports of all! Authentic F1 exhibition, attraction rid...

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  • Go on a Springtime Adventure in Kuwana

    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 the best of the season, head to ...

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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...

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  • 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...

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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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