List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Kumano river Taikanjuku-Sail Kumano river in a Sandanbo, traditional riverboat in the Kumano region. Traverse the rough waters and learn about the historical and spiritual significance of this UNESCO World Heritage waterway.

    Kumano river Taikanjuku-Sail Kumano river in a Sandanbo, traditional riverboat in the Kumano region. Traverse the rough waters and learn about the historical and spiritual significance of this UNESCO World Heritage waterway.

    Recently I had the pleasure of traversing this sacred body of water on a traditional riverboat known as a Sandanbo. The scenery during the trip was very picturesque and worthy of a postcard. It was very exciting to learn about the Kumano River and...

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  • Cycling-Travelling around Ise-Shima on two wheels!

    Cycling-Travelling around Ise-Shima on two wheels!

    Bicycle Journey Ise-Shima, the place to go to get your hands on high performance bicycles that provide travelers with an accessible and pleasant way to explore the Ise-Shima area. I loved every moment peddling away on my adventure around the area....

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  • Eating Great Food on Okage Yokocho, and Enjoying Authentic Shopping Street in Japan.

    Eating Great Food on Okage Yokocho, and Enjoying Authentic Shopping Street in Japan.

    Along Okage Yokocho, you’ll find a plethora of unique Japanese dishes not found anywhere else. Not to mention, a very fun and lively atmosphere that’s sure to be unforgettable. You can create your own memorable experiences along Okage Yokocho.

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  • Japan Local Railway : Sangi Railway Adventure

    Japan Local Railway : Sangi Railway Adventure

    The Sangi Railway is a relic of sorts that proudly services the locals in Mie, and fortunately, can lead you to places that otherwise would be very difficult to access. It winds through mountain scenery and quiet villages. The beauty of the area i...

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  • Tokaido: Old Golden Route in Japan. Touring Sekijuku and Akari Candle Shop

    Tokaido: Old Golden Route in Japan. Touring Sekijuku and Akari Candle Shop

    It lies along the Tokaido, an ancient road that travelers of the past used to move between Kyoto and Edo (present day Tokyo). Towns like Sekijuku were vital places for trade and for weary travelers to get a bit of respite. I took my time strolli...

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  • Mehari-zushi, a favorite dish of the people in the Kumano region of southern Mie. Flavored sushi rice wrapped in Takana mustard leaf deliciousness!

    Mehari-zushi, a favorite dish of the people in the Kumano region of southern Mie. Flavored sushi rice wrapped in Takana mustard leaf deliciousness!

    When in the Kumano region of Mie prefecture it is only appropriate that you eat like the locals do. Come with me as I travel to the very southern tip of Mie and eat a local favorite. Mehari-zushi is flavored sushi rice wrapped in pickled Takana mu...

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  • Shoren-ji Temple Lake: Scenic Drive Through Timeless Countryside

    Shoren-ji Temple Lake: Scenic Drive Through Timeless Countryside

    I took a half day trip around a remote lake in Mie Prefecture. I encountered many happy surprises along the way. Some were beautiful, others were relaxing and some were delicious!

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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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  • Mie prefecture is home to some of the most famous Japanese sake breweries in Japan! Wakaebisu Brewery: Craft Sake Good Enough to be World Leaders

    Mie prefecture is home to some of the most famous Japanese sake breweries in Japan! Wakaebisu Brewery: Craft Sake Good Enough to be World Leaders

    Take a trip inside one of the most famous sake breweries in Japan! Wakaebis Brewery has more varieties than any other brewery in Japan and has served sake to world leaders during the G7 summit in Ise. Step inside a world of crystal-clear water, ...

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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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  • Useful tools to offer information to international visitors when disasters occur

    Useful tools to offer information to international visitors when disasters occur

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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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  • 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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  • Gozaisho Ski Resort- full of smiles of children. Going into a spacious silver world just by a ropeway ride !

    Gozaisho Ski Resort- full of smiles of children. Going into a spacious silver world just by a ropeway ride !

    Skiing is simply the best winter sport! Have you ever thought of enjoying an easy but enjoyable skiing experience in Japan? Gozaisho Ski Resort is simply the best, easily accessible spot to fulfill your dream. Wonderful views from the ropeway!...

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  • Aquaignis, the place with amazing bread, cake, meals, and hot spring! What about a luxurious day in this integrated resort with hotels?

    Aquaignis, the place with amazing bread, cake, meals, and hot spring! What about a luxurious day in this integrated resort with hotels?

    Aquaignis, the super-hot spot in Komono-cho, Mie prefecture. From star chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s mouth-watering desserts to natural pure Kataoka hot spring, it’s the integrated resort with glamour of “heart-healing” and “cuisine”. It’s perfect ...

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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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  • 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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  • Let’s experience life in Japan’s countryside and taste brand Wagyu beef in the natural and green Taiki Town. How about making it your second hometown?

    Let’s experience life in Japan’s countryside and taste brand Wagyu beef in the natural and green Taiki Town. How about making it your second hometown?

    "Farm Stay" is a program for visitors to stay and experience life in Japan’s countryside while enjoying the nature of Japan. The inn introduced this time is located at "Taiki Town, the best hometown village in Japan”, where visit...

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  • Experience the original ninja arts at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu!  Go and meet up the energetic Ninjas!

    Experience the original ninja arts at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu! Go and meet up the energetic Ninjas!

    If you are thinking of meeting true, real ninja, you should never miss Ninja Museum of Igaryu! There you can visit real ninja houses with detailed explanation from our ninja staff, see the well-preserved and well-arranged historical ninja exhibits...

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  • Let's play with your family! An acquisitive journey of visiting theme parks.

    Let's play with your family! An acquisitive journey of visiting theme parks.

    An acquisitive course for family to go on a theme-park-hopping and play fully. It is a course with variety of entertainment such as amusement parks, outlet malls, flower gardens, illuminations, picking strawberries, and circuits.

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Recommendations on seasonal best

  • 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...

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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...

    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...

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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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