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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  • 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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  • Yokkaichi Nighttime Factory Views: the Glittery Gorgeous Side of Heavy Industry

    Yokkaichi Nighttime Factory Views: the Glittery Gorgeous Side of Heavy Industry

    The phenomenon of factories gaining popularity as nighttime sightseeing spots has brought tourists and photographers to many industrial areas in Japan. And it’s agreed that Yokkaichi City’s views are top tier. Walking through the area makes you fe...

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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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  • The Most Dangerous Mountain Trail in Mie: Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple

    The Most Dangerous Mountain Trail in Mie: Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple

    I’m surprised how few people know about this place. Ever since my visit, I’ve mentioned this place to countless people in Mie and the Kansai region, and nobody has ever heard about the Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple. Not a single person. I’ve ...

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  • Learn the art of traditional kumihimo weaving at Kumi no Sato.

    Learn the art of traditional kumihimo weaving at Kumi no Sato.

    Kumihimo are traditional crafts that are made by braiding dyed silk thread into beautiful accessories. The colorful braids were historically used to fasten the obi (sash wrapped around the waist) of a kimono and as accessories on samurai armor. T...

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  • Let's relive this shimmering and illusory age of Japan, 1000 years ago.

    Let's relive this shimmering and illusory age of Japan, 1000 years ago.

    Through excavation and research starting 50 years ago, we've finally started to understand this unique past of Japan. Come see history and culture as it was here in Meiwa-cho of Mie Prefecture.

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  • Explore Matsusaka’s Edo Period merchant houses and castle ruins in a kimono

    Explore Matsusaka’s Edo Period merchant houses and castle ruins in a kimono

    Matsusaka is a city in Mie Prefecture where visitors can eat the famous local beef, see ancient castle ruins, learn about the area’s history at inviting museums and explore Edo Period(1603-1868) merchant shops while wearing traditional clothing....

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  • Visit Ise Jingu and learn about a 1,300-year-old ritual at one of Japan’s most sacred spots.

    Visit Ise Jingu and learn about a 1,300-year-old ritual at one of Japan’s most sacred spots.

    Ise Jingu is a sacred space in Japan with 125 shrines and boasts an area roughly half the same size as Paris. For most Japanese people, a visit to Ise Jingu is something they must do at least once in their lifetime. Approximately 2,000 years ago, ...

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  • Hands-on Pearl Harvesting at the Pearl Workshop: Shinju no Sato

    Hands-on Pearl Harvesting at the Pearl Workshop: Shinju no Sato

    Pearl Workshop Shinju no Sato is located in a an offshoot of Ago Bay, in Shima, Mie Prefecture. Shima juts out into the Pacific Ocean, but the land around the bay protects it from typhoons, making it a great environment for Akoya oysters. This is ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Step into the past in the most well preserved post town on the route to Ise Jingu

    Step into the past in the most well preserved post town on the route to Ise Jingu

    For more than 1,000 years, Japanese people have been making the pilgrimage to Ise Jingu, the most sacred shrine in Japan. In the Edo Period, post towns were established along the Tokaido Road route between the ancient capital of Edo (now Tokyo) an...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tokaido Seki-Juku Festival in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture

    Tokaido Seki-Juku Festival in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture

    Step into Seki-Juku and back in time and a whole bunch of excitement as you wander up and down this traditional rest stop on the old Tokaido. Experience delicious snacks and food while enjoying the beautiful floats, costumes and buildings. Seki-...

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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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  • 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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