List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • Family Farm Fun at Mokumoku in Mie

    Family Farm Fun at Mokumoku in Mie

    Why not try something totally different and great for all ages? When travelers come to Japan there is the list of must do’s, temples, sushi, samurai history– but sometimes the biggest memory makers will be something totally unexpected. I had a cha...

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  • Walking Tour of Osatsucho: Home of the Ama Divers

    Walking Tour of Osatsucho: Home of the Ama Divers

    Toba is undoubtedly the resort town of Mie Prefecture. There’s Amazing views, mouthwatering seafood, and a tropical mood in the air. You can enjoy everything from luxury hotels to marine sports and a family-friendly aquarium. Toba is also ...

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  • A Stay at VISON, Day 1: A Healing Eden for Grown-Ups

    A Stay at VISON, Day 1: A Healing Eden for Grown-Ups

    Mie Prefecture can satisfy almost every traveler — the culinary perfectionist, the history buff, the spiritual seeker, the ninja diehard, the thrill addict, and of course, the skirt-twirling In-stagrammer who will be delighted to find endless nove...

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  • The pride of Mie’s autumn! Autumn leaves at Mt. Gozaisho-dake

    The pride of Mie’s autumn! Autumn leaves at Mt. Gozaisho-dake

    Mt. Gozaisho-dake in the northern part of Mie Prefecture straddles the area between Komono Town and Shiga Prefecture. It is a part of the Suzuka mountain range and has an elevation of 1,212 meters. I am lucky to live at the base of Mt. Gozaisho-da...

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  • The Kimono’s Secret: Ise Katagami

    The Kimono’s Secret: Ise Katagami

    Ise katagami plays an indelible part in the story of kimono. Regarded as “the soul of Japanese aesthetics,” the ancient art of these stencils for dyeing fabric influenced design within Japan and beyond. Once ardently sought by the rich and powerfu...

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  • VISON: A place of health, relaxation and becoming one with nature

    VISON: A place of health, relaxation and becoming one with nature

    I recently had the pleasure of visiting a newly opened, on June 5, section of the expanding VISON, well-being and relaxation resort facilities located in Taki Town. So what is VISON? VISON is a bit of a play on words in Japanese and means “beaut...

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  • A Rare Common Thread: Ise Cotton

    A Rare Common Thread: Ise Cotton

    Celebrated as “the spiritual wealth of the world,” the warm yet breathable, strong yet soft, wrinkle resistant cotton from Ise is a magic fabric that gets better with age. In Japan, it transformed the economy, culture and fashion of people across ...

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  • Nabana no Sato - A one-of-a-kind feast for the senses!

    Nabana no Sato - A one-of-a-kind feast for the senses!

    Imagine an endless field full of flowers painting the land in swathes of bright red, yellow and white, the horizon fringed in clouds of cherry blossoms against a big blue sky. As dusk descends, paths lined among flowering trees illuminate the nigh...

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  • Enjoy fields of beautiful flowers and eco-friendly illuminations at Nabana no Sato

    Enjoy fields of beautiful flowers and eco-friendly illuminations at Nabana no Sato

    Nabana no Sato is a popular entartainment park within Nagashima Resort, that also contains Nagashima Spa Land, Nagashima Onsen, Nagashima Farm, and other areas. The park is famous for its large-scale illumination displays using millions of LED li...

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  • MIKISATO BEACH KAYAKING AND SHRINE PILGRIMAGE - Follow the Ancient Path of Edo Period Pilgrims by Kayak to Beautiful Asuka Shrine

    MIKISATO BEACH KAYAKING AND SHRINE PILGRIMAGE - Follow the Ancient Path of Edo Period Pilgrims by Kayak to Beautiful Asuka Shrine

    Mikisato beach is a stretch of beautiful white sand that slopes into the clear blue waters of Kata Bay in Mie Prefecture. The protected waters of the bay are perfect for open water kayaking and, with the help of a guide, can be navigated by beginn...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The 2 selections of the "Spectacular View of the Ume in Mie" which is beautiful and romantic

    The 2 selections of the "Spectacular View of the Ume in Mie" which is beautiful and romantic

    During the end of February to the end of March, we know that the Spring has come when the plum flowers bloom. Also in Mie Prefecture, the beautiful pink flowers of plum bloom and color the bottom of Suzuka Mountains. Inabe-city Agricultural Park...

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  • A Social Media Sensation: Find a Paradise of 77,000 Hydrangeas at Kazahaya no Sato

    A Social Media Sensation: Find a Paradise of 77,000 Hydrangeas at Kazahaya no Sato

    One of Mie Prefecture’s most famous flower gardens has set social media alight with its beauty recently. Located in Tsu City, Kazahaya no Sato is a spectacular garden that also supports a good cause. Read on to find out more about this unique space.

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  • Get to know the essence of bonito flakes, an indispensable ingredient in Japanese cuisine

    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-established store in Mie that makes kat...

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  • Cycling & Pottery in Iga: New Ways of Experiencing the Ninja Capital of Japan

    Cycling & Pottery in Iga: New Ways of Experiencing the Ninja Capital of Japan

    Iga, in Mie Prefecture is the undisputed home of the Ninja. The Castle above town and many of the landmarks pay respect to the Ninja and their history, culture and heritage. In my time in Iga I had many chances to learn more about this interesting...

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  • Discover the Beauty of Ise’s Legendary Futami

    Discover the Beauty of Ise’s Legendary Futami

    Along the southern coast of Ise Bay lies Futami, a spiritual corner of Ise City that is enveloped in Shinto myths and legends. For centuries, pilgrims have stopped at Futami Okitama Shrine here to purify themselves before visiting the venerated sh...

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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...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_247.html
  • 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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