List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Wrapped in a Kimono, surrounded by history.

    Wrapped in a Kimono, surrounded by history.

    Tsu City’s Isshinden is Japan’s forgotten treasure. Once a major thoroughfare town, Isshinden is home to several important artifacts.Wear a rental kimono for a fun tour and photo shoot!

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  • Cycles & Sea Kayaking in Shima

    Cycles & Sea Kayaking in Shima

    Come experience the beauty of Shima both on land and on sea as you tour the inviting shoreline by road bike, and the stunning waters by kayak!

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  • Melons, Fishing and Sushi!

    Melons, Fishing and Sushi!

    Taste the bounties of Shima, Mie Prefecture and enjoy exciting, hands-on activities as you prepare traditional food and learn about the local culture.

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  • Aonominesan Shofuku-ji: Temple in the mountains

    Aonominesan Shofuku-ji: Temple in the mountains

    Visit this beautiful Buddhist temple set high in the mountains of southern Mie Prefecture for a refreshing, soul cleansing experience after spending the morning on a scenic hike.

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  • A Day with the AMA san ~Ama Hut SATOUMIAN~

    A Day with the AMA san ~Ama Hut SATOUMIAN~

    Spend a day with the AMA san and learn about the food they catch and some of the crafts they make from pearls, and see the beautiful area where they work.

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  • Visit the Toba Sea Folk Museum and Discover the World of AMA

    Visit the Toba Sea Folk Museum and Discover the World of AMA

    Set in heavily forested, low-lying hills, the Sea Folk Museum boasts a wide range of sea and fishing items on display, and is an amazing source of information and insight into the AMA (diving women) culture of Japan.

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  • Fast and Furious: Rainbow Sports Drift

    Fast and Furious: Rainbow Sports Drift

    Leave the roller coasters and other rides that restrict your movement and get Fast and Furious while travelling at speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour at Rainbow Sports go kart circuit in Kuwana, Mie! With your friends, your colleagues or ev...

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  • We have been doing "Answer to Win! Mie Perk Smartphone Campaign" since 8th August 2019.

    We have been doing "Answer to Win! Mie Perk Smartphone Campaign" since 8th August 2019.

    Each time you answer a questionnaire on your smartphone at “Mie Travel Concierge”, you will get a perk on the spot. Each time you answer a questionnaire on your smartphone at “Mie Travel Information Office” or “Mie Travel Concierge”, you can get ...

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  • Kumano Kodo is a World Heritage Site-Embark on a historic and spiritual journey along one of the many routes on the Kumano Kodo trail up and through the majestic Magose-Toge pass.

    Kumano Kodo is a World Heritage Site-Embark on a historic and spiritual journey along one of the many routes on the Kumano Kodo trail up and through the majestic Magose-Toge pass.

    The Magose-Toge is a mountain pass on the Iseji section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage path in Mie Prefecture, Japan. The route begins at Aiga Station, crosses the Choshigawa River and passes the Michi-no-Eki Miyama rest-stop before entering the fo...

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  • Igaryu Ninja Museum: Authentic Ninja Experience in Japan

    Igaryu Ninja Museum: Authentic Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga is a quiet town which embraces the ninja culture and history. Here you can learn about the true role of the most mysterious aspect of the land of the rising sun. The first part of the Ninja Museum experience is to take a tour through a traditi...

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  • Katsuo No Tenpaku, Katsuo Ibushi Goya in Shima city Mie prefecture, Bonito flakes with a one of a kind story.

    Katsuo No Tenpaku, Katsuo Ibushi Goya in Shima city Mie prefecture, Bonito flakes with a one of a kind story.

    Meticulous production process, historical significance, spiritual weight, unique connection to the region, and delicious taste “katsuobushi”!

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  • "Extravagance, and the Meaning of 'Omotenashi', at a Traditional Japanese Inn, Taiya Ryokan"

    "Extravagance, and the Meaning of 'Omotenashi', at a Traditional Japanese Inn, Taiya Ryokan"

    Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture is so much history and tradition in the town. As Taiya is located in Matsusaka, they serve many different fine dishes featuring legendary Matsusaka beef. You can enjoy for the sukiyaki (lots of veggies and mushrooms cooke...

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  • Ise-Shima-A breathtaking view and a new perspective-Yokoyama Observatory, breathtaking views of Ago Bay from atop the impressive Mount Yokoyama!

    Ise-Shima-A breathtaking view and a new perspective-Yokoyama Observatory, breathtaking views of Ago Bay from atop the impressive Mount Yokoyama!

    Come along with me on a journey to the top of one of the most famed lookouts in west-ern Japan. I will make my way to the top of Mount Yokoyama and take in the view of the spectacular Ago bay. The observation deck atop the mountain has been revamp...

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  • Matsusaka Beef via Conveyor Belt at Isshoubin!  Japan's "Top Three" Wagyu Brands — Specifically Matsusaka Beef

    Matsusaka Beef via Conveyor Belt at Isshoubin! Japan's "Top Three" Wagyu Brands — Specifically Matsusaka Beef

    There is only one other name in beef that one may dare utter in the presence of a god like Kobe: Matsusaka! Matsusaka cattle go through a very unique process to produce the highest-quality beef possible. Isshoubin has the same appeal as other yaki...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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