List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • World's most spectacular view! "Nabana-no-Sato" for (its) flowers and illumination

    World's most spectacular view! "Nabana-no-Sato" for (its) flowers and illumination

    World's largest travel site "TripAdvisor" released "Most popular tourist attrations for non-Japanese travellers in 2017" based on online reviews. "Nabana-no-sato" was ranked within 30th. Open spacious fields with ...

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  • The 6 most attractive points of Mie are these!

    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 view of the oceanfront resort a...

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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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  • One-day Trip in Ise: Ise Jingu

    One-day Trip in Ise: Ise Jingu

    Step back in time and stroll around a sacred shrine complex devoted to the sun deity Amaterasu Omikami and Toyouke no Omikami, the deity of agriculture and industry. No visit to Mie Prefecture would be complete without a visit to the area with its...

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  • Travel back in time to old Japan! Strolling around Sekijuku

    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 time to Japan hundreds of yea...

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  • Suzuka Circuit: Fast Family Fun at a Huge Amusement Park

    Suzuka Circuit: Fast Family Fun at a Huge Amusement Park

    A few times a year, I notice an influx of foreigners around Suzuka and wonder, “what’s going on?” I’ve come to realize the answer is always that there is an F1 race at Suzuka Circuit. Suzuka is reason enough to make the trip all the way to Japa...

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  • ABOUT THE AMA, HISTORY, WORK, CULTURE OF AMA DIVERS. |INTRODUCTION OF AMA TOURIST SPOTS IN MIE PREFECTURE.

    ABOUT THE AMA, HISTORY, WORK, CULTURE OF AMA DIVERS. |INTRODUCTION OF AMA TOURIST SPOTS IN MIE PREFECTURE.

    Ama diving is a traditional form of skin-diving in Japan. It has a long history, and the traditional skin-diving skill of ama is acknowledged and designated as an intangible cultural heritage of Mie Prefecture.

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  • Fully enjoying Ama divers’ hometown “Pearl Farm Visit & Making traditional Japanese Sandals” -  Learn About Akoya Oyster Farming and Make Beautiful Pearl Keepsakes

    Fully enjoying Ama divers’ hometown “Pearl Farm Visit & Making traditional Japanese Sandals” - Learn About Akoya Oyster Farming and Make Beautiful Pearl Keepsakes

    Ise-shima is home to the Japanese cultured pearl industry that was started by Kokichi Mikimoto at the end of the 19th century. The spectacular coastal waters of Mie near Ise-Shima are dotted with islands that provide a perfect environment for the ...

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  • Nagashima Spa Land - A screaming good time!

    Nagashima Spa Land - A screaming good time!

    Are you ready for thrilling rides that will make you scream? Are you ready to soar more than 100 meters high and then dive almost all the way to the ground, or to fly like a bird through the air and over the ground and water? Come to the biggest...

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  • The Spiritual Majesty of Ise Jingu: It’s the soul of Japan.

    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 very spiritual place and the ...

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  • Akame 48 Waterfalls:A group of beautiful waterfalls preserved by the locals

    Akame 48 Waterfalls:A group of beautiful waterfalls preserved by the locals

    The Akame ravine in Mie Prefecture is well known for two reasons, having a large number of spectacular waterfalls and being the ancient ninja training ground in feudal Japan. Every season offers a different experience for visitors to the Akame 48 ...

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  • Chichukai Mura - Your Spanish Vacaciones in Japan

    Chichukai Mura - Your Spanish Vacaciones in Japan

    Come visit Shima Mediterranean Village in southeastern Mie Prefecture for an elegant Spanish-style getaway that is both relaxing and thrilling at the same time. As a day guest, you can enjoy activities such as tile art, fishing, and cruising, rel...

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  • The Best Place to Surf in Japan

    The Best Place to Surf in Japan

    Today, we are exploring the coastal city of Shima! Shima is the peninsula on the easternmost part of Mie and it’s known for its untouched natural beauty and limitless coastline. Shima is surrounded by 3 bodies of water and I was super excited t...

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  • The Jewel in the crown of Mie’s Winter!  Nabana no Sato Illumination 2021-2022

    The Jewel in the crown of Mie’s Winter! Nabana no Sato Illumination 2021-2022

    When it comes to Mie in winter, at the top of everyone’s “must-do” list should be the illumination at Nabana no Sato! This illumination event marks its 18th anniversary in 2021. It is famous as one of the largest-scale illumination events not onl...

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  • Illumination at Nabana no Sato 2018-2019! We are going to introduce the details such as highlights, prices, the access information, etc.

    Illumination at Nabana no Sato 2018-2019! We are going to introduce the details such as highlights, prices, the access information, etc.

    This year’s theme is "JAPAN ~ The Scenery of Japan ~" The illumination site at "Nabana no Sato" located in Kuwana city of Mie Prefecture boasting Japan’s largest scale and highest quality of illumination displays, is a popular...

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  • A Social Media Sensation: Find a Paradise of 77,000 Hydrangeas at Kazahaya no Sato

    A Social Media Sensation: Find a Paradise of 77,000 Hydrangeas at Kazahaya no Sato

    One of Mie Prefecture’s most famous flower gardens has set social media alight with its beauty recently. Located in Tsu City, Kazahaya no Sato is a spectacular garden that also supports a good cause. Read on to find out more about this unique space.

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  • Get to know the essence of bonito flakes, an indispensable ingredient in Japanese cuisine

    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-established store in Mie that makes kat...

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  • The "Thousand Rice Terraces" of Maruyama Senmaida

    The "Thousand Rice Terraces" of Maruyama Senmaida

    When we imagine the rustic past of ancient Japan, what comes to mind? Many may envision rice terraces curving along mountain slopes, their waters glinting in the sun and lush green leaves swaying in the breeze. Such fields, called “tanada,” are co...

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  • Yokoyama Observatory, with the perfect view of Ago Bay, is re-opened after renovation!  Be amazed by the newly opened “Sky Cafe Terrace”, too!

    Yokoyama Observatory, with the perfect view of Ago Bay, is re-opened after renovation! Be amazed by the newly opened “Sky Cafe Terrace”, too!

    Yokoyama Observatory is now re-opened in spring, 2018! Visitors can enjoy the splendid green views from different angles of the three refurbished decks. And, a café is newly opened for the indulgence for great tastes in the Ise Shima area in summe...

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  • The ama-san (female divers) house “Hachimankamado” is a popular spot among foreign tourists in where you can be amazed by the precise experience of meeting traditional Japanese female divers.

    The ama-san (female divers) house “Hachimankamado” is a popular spot among foreign tourists in where you can be amazed by the precise experience of meeting traditional Japanese female divers.

    An ama-san (female divers) house in where real, true ama-sans grill fresh seafood right in front of you. It’s a popular spot for foreign tourists, and a place at where you can be amazed by the precise experience of meeting real ama-sans while enjo...

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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...

    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 ...

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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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