List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Cycling and Sightseeing: Explore the Ise-Shima Region on Two Wheels

    Cycling and Sightseeing: Explore the Ise-Shima Region on Two Wheels

    Exploring by bicycle is a “freewheeling” way to get to know a new place and what it has to offer. Plus, it’s eco-friendly! This makes it perfect for getting around Ise-Shima National Park, which covers most of central Mie Prefecture, including Ise...

    detail_175.html
  • Nature, Nurture, Culture: Unagi in Tsu City

    Nature, Nurture, Culture: Unagi in Tsu City

    Ah, summertime. The season of ice cream, watermelon, popsicles, and… grilled eel. Wait a second. Did you say eel? That’s right. Known in Japan as "unagi", eel is a summertime treat of the Japanese archipelago prized for its power to rech...

    detail_174.html
  • Four Famous Mie Flower Spots for Early Summer: Japanese Irises and Hydrangeas

    Four Famous Mie Flower Spots for Early Summer: Japanese Irises and Hydrangeas

    Though cherry blossoms get most of the attention, Mie Prefecture boasts beautiful floral displays throughout the year. Through late May to July, Japanese irises and hydrangeas brighten up the dull days of the impending rainy season with flourishes...

    detail_171.html
  • Toba Aquarium: A Wet and Wild Adventure for the Whole Family

    Toba Aquarium: A Wet and Wild Adventure for the Whole Family

    If you’re fascinated by the open water and all the amazing creatures that reside there, then a visit to Toba Aquarium is a must. Opened in 1955, this facility has spent over 65 years educating and entertaining visitors from all over the world. Her...

    detail_169.html
  • Visiting Mie with your family: Experience the beauty and charm of life by the sea

    Visiting Mie with your family: Experience the beauty and charm of life by the sea

    As an island nation, Japan has many beautiful coastal areas where visitors can learn about the diverse creatures in the ocean, eat delicious seafood and enjoy hands-on tourism activities. Mie Prefecture offers tourists an incredible range of exper...

    detail_166.html
  • Take an enlightening journey into the history of haiku in Iga City.

    Take an enlightening journey into the history of haiku in Iga City.

    Haiku is a distinctive style of Japanese poetry that is known for its simple structure and the beautiful imagery it can evoke. One of the revered masters of haiku was Matsuo Basho, who was born in what is now Iga City in Mie Prefecture. Visitors w...

    detail_164.html
  • Experience the deep history and culture of Iga on a ninja-themed tour of fun activities

    Experience the deep history and culture of Iga on a ninja-themed tour of fun activities

    One of the most popular historical characters in Japan is the mysterious ninja. Many foreign visitors have a strong desire to seek out experiences that can offer a glimpse into the secretive world of the famous spies of feudal Japan. A trip to Iga...

    detail_162.html
  • Discover the secrets of the ninja at Iga Ueno Castle near where they originated from in feudal Japan

    Discover the secrets of the ninja at Iga Ueno Castle near where they originated from in feudal Japan

    The ninja hold a special place in Japanese history and are known around the world as symbols of stealth and unconventional warfare. These mysterious spies of feudal Japan practiced the art of ninjutsu, which was developed in Iga (now Mie Prefectur...

    detail_155.html
  • Enter the ancient world of the ninja and experience history at Ninja Kingdom Ise

    Enter the ancient world of the ninja and experience history at Ninja Kingdom Ise

    At Ninja Kingdom Ise, visitors will enter the intriguing world of the classic Japanese assassins. You will immerse yourself in another time while wearing a ninja costume and being surrounded by traditional buildings that were reconstructed in pain...

    detail_153.html
  • Enter the non-verbal world of Cafe Torinkan and heighten your senses

    Enter the non-verbal world of Cafe Torinkan and heighten your senses

    Cafe Torinkan offers a unique environment to enjoy a coffee, eat sweets and share your creative spirit. The cafe is located in a former primary school that has retained most of its charm and feels like a living museum of traditional Japanese educa...

    detail_150.html
  • Visit sacred Ise Jingu Shrine and explore traditional streets and shops in Okage Yokocho.

    Visit sacred Ise Jingu Shrine and explore traditional streets and shops in Okage Yokocho.

    When Japanese people travel to Mie Prefecture,they usually visit Ise Jingu, the most sacred shinto shrine in Japan. Worshippers in Edo Period(1600-1868) felt it was necessary to make the journey and pray at the sacred shrine at least once in their...

    detail_148.html
  • Look out over this beautiful, multicolored national park where people and nature coexist

    Look out over this beautiful, multicolored national park where people and nature coexist

    Ise-Shima, located within Ise-Shima National Park, is a national park of the sea. From the Yokoyama Observatory you can gain a sweeping view of one of Japan's most iconic sights: the 60 small islands rising out of Ago Bay, and some of Japan's fine...

    detail_146.html
  • Hiking the Hajikami-toge Pass on the Historic Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

    Hiking the Hajikami-toge Pass on the Historic Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

    The Kumano kodo is an extensive network of pilgrimage trails that has been in use for over 1,000 years and visitors can experience a special combination of nature and tradition on these routes. It is one of only two pilgrimage routes in the world ...

    detail_145.html
  • Experience the beauty and tradition of ceramics at Banko no Sato Hall

    Experience the beauty and tradition of ceramics at Banko no Sato Hall

    Visitors to Banko no Sato Hall in Yokkaichi will have a chance to appreciate traditional Banko ware. This distinctive clay pottery has been crafted in Mie Prefecture for over 300 years and the tradition lives on in the showroom and hands-on experi...

    detail_144.html
  • Enjoy exclusive and exquisite Iga Beef at one of Mie’s most popular sukiyaki restaurants

    Enjoy exclusive and exquisite Iga Beef at one of Mie’s most popular sukiyaki restaurants

    Mie Prefecture is famous in Japan for producing delicious beef under strict conditions. The most well known is Matsusaka Beef, which can be found around the country in upscale restaurants and meat shops. The other famous locally raised beef is Iga...

    detail_143.html
  • Learn to Make Sanma zushi and Mehari zushi in Kumano City

    Learn to Make Sanma zushi and Mehari zushi in Kumano City

    Experience one of the culinary traditions of the Kumano region by learning how to make Sanma zushi(sushi) and Mehari zushi(sushi) with local experts who will show you the hospitality that Mie Prefecture is famous for. Participants will make their ...

    detail_142.html
  • ILLUMINATION SUP – A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF WATER AND LIGHT - All Ages Can Enjoy Beautiful Scenery and Twinkling Lights While Experiencing SUP Near Odai Town

    ILLUMINATION SUP – A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF WATER AND LIGHT - All Ages Can Enjoy Beautiful Scenery and Twinkling Lights While Experiencing SUP Near Odai Town

    Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves the outdoors. Participants who sign up for the Illumination SUP experience in Odai will head out on the calm waters of the Miyagawa River at night on a paddleboar...

    detail_136.html
  • NIGHT WATERFALL TOUR “NIGHT ADVENTURE TOUR AIMING FOR A SUPERB WATERFALL FROM REAL DARKNESS” - Make Your Way in the Dark Alongside a Rushing Mountain Stream to See Fudo-daki

    NIGHT WATERFALL TOUR “NIGHT ADVENTURE TOUR AIMING FOR A SUPERB WATERFALL FROM REAL DARKNESS” - Make Your Way in the Dark Alongside a Rushing Mountain Stream to See Fudo-daki

    Fudo-daki is a powerful 30-meter high waterfall in the mountains of Okuise near Odai Town in Mie Prefecture. Bold adventurers looking for a new experience can hike up the mountain from the Okuise Forestpia hotel parking lot to the falls in total d...

    detail_135.html
  • KUMANO RIVER SANDANBO CRUISE AND MANDALA – SECRETS OF PILGRIMAGE -  Follow an Ancient Pilgrimage Route on a Traditional Three-sail Boat and Visit a Sacred Shrine

    KUMANO RIVER SANDANBO CRUISE AND MANDALA – SECRETS OF PILGRIMAGE - Follow an Ancient Pilgrimage Route on a Traditional Three-sail Boat and Visit a Sacred Shrine

    The Kumano Kodo are a vast network of pilgrimage trails where visitors can travel on ancient routes that have been in use by Japanese travelers for over 1,000 years. On the Kii Peninsula between Kiho City in Mie Prefecture and Shingu City in Wakay...

    detail_132.html
  • OWASE POST TOWN PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE - Participate in Unique Drum-based Prayers and Sample Local Delicacies

    OWASE POST TOWN PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE - Participate in Unique Drum-based Prayers and Sample Local Delicacies

    Owase is a lively Edo-period town that was a post station (“Shukuba” in Japanese) on one of the traditional travel routes in ancient Japan. The post towns served as rest stops, providing accommodation, shops and more for travelers on their journey...

    detail_131.html

Recommendations on seasonal best

  • 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...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_246.html
  • 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...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_249.html
  • 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...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_250.html