List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sizzling hot, wire-net grilled seafood is so delicious!  Let's go to try the Amagoya (woman divers hut) experience!

    Sizzling hot, wire-net grilled seafood is so delicious! Let's go to try the Amagoya (woman divers hut) experience!

    Do you know what "Ama" is? Ama is a woman who dives into the sea and catches shellfish or seaweeds. Women divers are registered as Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage and there are only a few places in Japan where there are women d...

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  • Red coloring of leaves in autumn, cherry blossoms, plums……Photogenic picture taking spots are all here!

    Red coloring of leaves in autumn, cherry blossoms, plums……Photogenic picture taking spots are all here!

    Let us introduce you nice picture taking spots of Mie. The important criteria when posting pictures on Instagram is definitely "how it looks". Whether it is a scenery or a food, it's everyone's wish to upload a prettier, more attra...

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  • Licking your lips over the branded "Matsusaka Beef" at the home of Matsusaka beef

    Licking your lips over the branded "Matsusaka Beef" at the home of Matsusaka beef

    When you travel to Mie Prefecture, you cannot miss Matsusaka beef. Matsusa beef is known as a brand beef as good as Kobe beef among Japanese. Selected cattles of excellent breed are raised slowly taking a long time and consequently marbling is...

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  • Banko-ware: Pottery of Mie with 300 Years of History

    Banko-ware: Pottery of Mie with 300 Years of History

    The arts of Mie are the essence of Japan. Ise Katagami stencils revolutionized kimono design, Ise Momen cotton warmed the masses, and Suzuka-zumi ink colored calligraphy brushstrokes. As they rested from their work, these artisans likely sipped te...

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  • Kumano Kodo Iseji Route and Photogenic Spots in Kumano

    Kumano Kodo Iseji Route and Photogenic Spots in Kumano

    When you hear the word “Kumano,” you probably associate it with “Kumano Kodo.” On this trip, I walked the Iseji Route, the only route of Kumano Kodo that is in Mie Prefecture.

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  • Taiki private lodging and countryside E-bike tour: A traditional Japanese mountainside life experience through interaction with the locals.

    Taiki private lodging and countryside E-bike tour: A traditional Japanese mountainside life experience through interaction with the locals.

    The town of Taiki in Mie Prefecture has long been a transit point between the sacred Kumano and Ise areas. Although it is a small town, it is colored with a deep history and diverse culture that has developed under the watchful eye of the spectacu...

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  • A mother & daughter travelogue: Nourishing body and soul with a “Retreat Stay” at Shima Kanko Hotel

    A mother & daughter travelogue: Nourishing body and soul with a “Retreat Stay” at Shima Kanko Hotel

    Since opening in 1951, the prestigious Shima Kanko Hotel has welcomed many celebrities over the years, including the Imperial Family. In 2016, it also hosted the G7 Ise-Shima Summit. Set in the grounds of Ise-Shima National Park overlooking Ago Ba...

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  • Taking the first step! The story of Takigawa YORIAI, a general incorporated association running the “Akame 48 Waterfalls Campsite”, a fun community stopover

    Taking the first step! The story of Takigawa YORIAI, a general incorporated association running the “Akame 48 Waterfalls Campsite”, a fun community stopover

    Nabari City, located in the Iga region of western Mie Prefecture, is within an hour's train ride to Osaka. Located halfway between the city and countryside, it’s blessed with an abundance of water and forest villages. Here, the Akame 48 Waterfalls...

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  • Strolling in Living History in Matsusaka, Mie

    Strolling in Living History in Matsusaka, Mie

    Matsusaka has a long history of being a merchant and castle town. One amazing way to become a part of living history in this lovely city is to wear a traditional kimono and explore at your own pace, seeing beautiful architecture, views from the ca...

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  • Sustainability and Forest Tourism in Mie

    Sustainability and Forest Tourism in Mie

    Japan is an island nation covered 70% by forests and mountains and Mie in particular has an ancient history and culture of forestry and wood artistry. Connect in a deeper way with local mountain culture and gain a unique perspective during your ad...

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  • Finding Adventure in the Forests of Mie

    Finding Adventure in the Forests of Mie

    The forests of Mie are famous in history and legend. Trees and forestry are a big part of the culture throughout the prefecture. There are also new and exciting ways to celebrate the natural wonders of Mie and learn about yourself along the way. E...

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  • Cycling and A Spa Stay That Was So Much more

    Cycling and A Spa Stay That Was So Much more

    Spending the day and an overnight in Komono Town, Mie was filled with explorations, relaxation and delicious discoveries. It was amazing to pedal around “off the beaten track” and then enjoy all the amazing options and possibilities at Aqua Ignis ...

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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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