List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • KII-NAGASHIMA FISHING TOWN PILGRIMAGE WALK/RELAXING WALK THROUGH FISHING VILLAGE - Soak Up the Atmosphere and Step Back in Time with Local Guides

    KII-NAGASHIMA FISHING TOWN PILGRIMAGE WALK/RELAXING WALK THROUGH FISHING VILLAGE - Soak Up the Atmosphere and Step Back in Time with Local Guides

    The Kii-Nagashima district of Kihoku Town is a small Showa-era fishing village that is full of historical points of interest. Visitors can try many kinds of seafood caught by local fisherman, learn about the legend of Kappa and see a 1,000-year-ol...

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  • AMA DIVING EXPERIENCE AND SEAFOOD BBQ - Have an Underwater Adventure with a Female Ama Diver and Feast on Fresh Seafood

    AMA DIVING EXPERIENCE AND SEAFOOD BBQ - Have an Underwater Adventure with a Female Ama Diver and Feast on Fresh Seafood

    The all-female Ama divers of Mie Prefecture are famous throughout Japan. Their traditional practice of free diving to collect shellfish and seaweed from the bountiful sea around Shima and Toba has continued for thousands of years. The Ama Diving E...

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  • ENJOY THE SEA AND GREENERY! ISE-SHIMA 120% SUPERB VIEW CYCLING TOUR - Cycle With an Experienced Guide In Beautiful Ise-Shima

    ENJOY THE SEA AND GREENERY! ISE-SHIMA 120% SUPERB VIEW CYCLING TOUR - Cycle With an Experienced Guide In Beautiful Ise-Shima

    Ise-Shima in Mie Prefecture is home to white sand beaches, traditional fishing villages, sacred Shinto shrines and spectacular natural beauty. The best way to truly appreciate the amazing seaside views of the area is to join an Ise-Shima 120% Supe...

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  • ODAI GOURMET PICNIC IN YOUR FAVORITE SPOT - Eat a Delicious Lunch of Local Specialties in the Beautiful Spot of Your Choice

    ODAI GOURMET PICNIC IN YOUR FAVORITE SPOT - Eat a Delicious Lunch of Local Specialties in the Beautiful Spot of Your Choice

    Odai is a lovely traditional town in the countryside of Mie Prefecture. It is located in an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the surrounding area is bursting with natural beauty that visitors can explore. There are forest-covered mountains, c...

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  • SPIRITUAL ROUTE CYCLING & MATSUSAKA BEEF BBQ - Visit One of Japan’s Most Significant Shrines and Taste World Famous Beef

    SPIRITUAL ROUTE CYCLING & MATSUSAKA BEEF BBQ - Visit One of Japan’s Most Significant Shrines and Taste World Famous Beef

    Takihara Grand Shrine (“Takiharagu” in Japanese) is one of the most sacred places in all of Japan. It is an associated shrine (“betsugu” in Japanese) to Ise Jingu, one of Mie Prefecture’s most famous sites. Matsusaka beef comes from Japanese Black...

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  • JAPANESE TRADITIONAL LIVING AND FARM EXPERIENCE - Live the Traditional Farm Life and Enjoy Fresh Mie Cuisine

    JAPANESE TRADITIONAL LIVING AND FARM EXPERIENCE - Live the Traditional Farm Life and Enjoy Fresh Mie Cuisine

    Taiki Town is home to around 20 welcoming guesthouses that offer a diverse range of traditional experiences for individual travelers and families. Depending on the season, the Japanese Traditional Living and Farm Experience packages together activ...

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  • SEASIDE TRAIL RUNNING AND MAKING PIZZA LOCALLY - Run in the Fresh Ocean Air and Make Brick Oven Pizza

    SEASIDE TRAIL RUNNING AND MAKING PIZZA LOCALLY - Run in the Fresh Ocean Air and Make Brick Oven Pizza

    The Taiki Town Seaside Trail is stunningly beautiful and has numerous elevation changes for trail running enthusiasts. Runners will pass through sections of thick forest, mountain terrain and others with wide-open views of the coastline. SANZUI...

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  • Activities movie collection in mie

    Activities movie collection in mie

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  • Blending Nature and History on the Ancient Kumano-kodo Pilgrimage Trail

    Blending Nature and History on the Ancient Kumano-kodo Pilgrimage Trail

    The Kumano-kodo trail is a sacred pilgrimage route and an official World Heritage Site. This extensive network of trails has been in use for over 1,000 years and offers numerous hiking options for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. For visitors wh...

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  • Cycling in Nature through country roads amidst agriculture and history.

    Cycling in Nature through country roads amidst agriculture and history.

    I participated in a cycling tour in Taki-cho from a company called Cazacle, which provided the bicycles we used to explore the land, with the guides that explained history. This place was particularly abundant in nature and had a traditional hist...

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  • Eating dinner at the Hinakaya  restaurant, which is an old historic house that is surrounded by beautiful mountains and a river.

    Eating dinner at the Hinakaya restaurant, which is an old historic house that is surrounded by beautiful mountains and a river.

    "Hinakaya" is a restaurant located in the beautiful countryside of Miyagawa, which is the clearest stream in Japan. This is a place to eat traditional Japanese food in the beautiful Japanese nature and it was awarded a Michelin star. The...

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  • Free-Falling from a Helicopter at 10,000 Feet Over Ago Bay with the Ise-Shima Skydiving Club

    Free-Falling from a Helicopter at 10,000 Feet Over Ago Bay with the Ise-Shima Skydiving Club

    The rias coast in the Ise-Shima area of Mie Prefecture offers incredibly beautiful views with numerous islands of various sizes and deep inlets such as Ago Bay. Truly adventurous visitors can get a bird’s eye view of this natural beauty from 10,00...

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  • Doing Yoga in a natural setting, at a beautiful resort, with an amazing teacher.

    Doing Yoga in a natural setting, at a beautiful resort, with an amazing teacher.

    This was a great experience that I could only have had in Mie. I really appreciated the landscape near the sea and in the mountains.The combination of everything was really unique and appreciated. It was a top notch Yoga experience at a beautiful ...

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  • Gourmet Mie Day 4 – Kuwana clams and world-class roller coasters(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Gourmet Mie Day 4 – Kuwana clams and world-class roller coasters(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Today we are onto the last day of my #visitmie trip. I spend 4 good full days in one single prefecture and yet there are still lots of places I have not covered. #Ineedmorelifetimes. Today we will be venturing into the very exciting Kuwana city...

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  • Gourmet Mie Day 3 –  Iga Ninja and Iga beef Sukiyaki(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Gourmet Mie Day 3 – Iga Ninja and Iga beef Sukiyaki(Article created by Cheeserland)

    It wasn’t until day 3 that I have come to realized that Mie is really blessed with everything. How long can you stay in Mie until you get bored? The answer is… until you get sick of eating good food. Granted, I still believe that Tokyo has worl...

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  • Gourmet Mie Day 2 –  Divine Ise and Matsusaka beef(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Gourmet Mie Day 2 – Divine Ise and Matsusaka beef(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Read my Day 1 blog post here about abalone feast at Shima Peninsula. Mie Prefecture is blessed with the abundance of both treasures from the ocean and land. In my previous post we have had (actually just me, but it could soon be your experience...

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  • Gourmet Mie Day 1 –  Abalone feast at exotic Shima Peninsula(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Gourmet Mie Day 1 – Abalone feast at exotic Shima Peninsula(Article created by Cheeserland)

    I’m sure you already knew about my #47PrefectureMission and that I have completed this life mission early June this year. I visited Mie in 2016 for two things: 1.Ise Jingu Shrine 2. Matsusaka Beef The two things that Mie is probably most f...

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  • Hinjitsukan and Meoto Iwa: A Froggy Stroll Along the Coast of the Ise Bay

    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 evening to have a look around...

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  • Three World Heritage Sites~Two Days in Kumano:First day~

    Three World Heritage Sites~Two Days in Kumano:First day~

    It’s rare that you can visit three world heritage sites in a single day, even more rare to be able to visit three within 30 minutes! Join me on my trip to Kumano, Mie where I explore the old and discover the new!

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  • SPIRITING AROUND KUMANO MOUNTAINS~Two Days in Kumano:Second day~

    SPIRITING AROUND KUMANO MOUNTAINS~Two Days in Kumano:Second day~

    Sure the World Heritage sites in Kumano are great, but there are other sites to see up in the mountainous areas of Kumano. Go pick oranges and other fruit, relax at Kumano Club Hotel, and see the amazing terraced mountainside in Maruyama Senmaida!

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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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