List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Iga Ueno Castle: You Can Enjoy Castle and Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga Ueno Castle: You Can Enjoy Castle and Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga Ueno Castle in Mie Prefecture, also known as White Phoenix Castle, stands atop massive fortifications overlooking the city. At the Danjiri Museum just outside Ueno Park, you can get a ninja outfit for your journey. In the castle, you’ll find a...

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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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  • 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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  • Not Just an Ordinary Tree.-Mihama, home of the 1500 year old giant Camphor tree of Hikitsukuri shrine and southern Mie prefecture's longest stretch of beach.

    Not Just an Ordinary Tree.-Mihama, home of the 1500 year old giant Camphor tree of Hikitsukuri shrine and southern Mie prefecture's longest stretch of beach.

    In Mihama I visited a 1500 year old tree that not only the biggest tree that I’ve ever seen, it also has the responsibility of looking after the people in the valley that it sits above.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mehari-zushi, a favorite dish of the people in the Kumano region of southern Mie. Flavored sushi rice wrapped in Takana mustard leaf deliciousness!

    Mehari-zushi, a favorite dish of the people in the Kumano region of southern Mie. Flavored sushi rice wrapped in Takana mustard leaf deliciousness!

    When in the Kumano region of Mie prefecture it is only appropriate that you eat like the locals do. Come with me as I travel to the very southern tip of Mie and eat a local favorite. Mehari-zushi is flavored sushi rice wrapped in pickled Takana mu...

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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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  • The 48 waterfalls of Akame, Ninja training experience - Let’s take a trip back in time

    The 48 waterfalls of Akame, Ninja training experience - Let’s take a trip back in time

    I was so excited about going on the hike and participating in the different ninja challenges. I felt like a kid in a candy store, and was unable to sleep the night before due to all of the excitement.

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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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  • 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 T...

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  • The 6 most attractive points of Mie are these!

    Local Gourmet, such as Matsusaka beef (Matsusaka Ushi), Ise-ebi (lobster), buffet-style restaurants of oyster all-you-can-eat, souvenirs such as Mikimoto Pearl known as the most high quality in the world, the superb v...

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  • 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 ro...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_61.html
  • The Spiritual Majesty of Ise Jingu: It’s the soul of Japan.

    Ise Jingu is the most important Jingu in Japan. It’s here, among gigantic, old trees that Amaterasu-Omikami, the greatest of the kami(Shinto-deities), ancestor of the Imperial family, is permanently enshrined. It is a...

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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

    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 ...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_42.html