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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Visit sacred Ise Jingu Shrine and explore traditional streets and shops in Okage Yokocho.

    Visit sacred Ise Jingu Shrine and explore traditional streets and shops in Okage Yokocho.

    When Japanese people travel to Mie Prefecture,they usually visit Ise Jingu, the most sacred shinto shrine in Japan. Worshippers in Edo Period(1600-1868) felt it was necessary to make the journey and pray at the sacred shrine at least once in their...

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  • Mijumaru Train: Pokémon on the Rails of Mie

    Mijumaru Train: Pokémon on the Rails of Mie

    When I told my 7 and 10-year-old sons that we would ride the Mijumaru Train, they first looked through their hundreds of Pokémon cards (the Pokémon Trading Card Game) and Pokémon MEZASTAR tags (tags that are distributed for the "Pokémon MEZAS...

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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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  • Experience the original ninja arts at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu!  Go and meet up the energetic Ninjas!

    Experience the original ninja arts at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu! Go and meet up the energetic Ninjas!

    If you are thinking of meeting true, real ninja, you should never miss Ninja Museum of Igaryu! There you can visit real ninja houses with detailed explanation from our ninja staff, see the well-preserved and well-arranged historical ninja exhibits...

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  • Kumiko, the Art of Wood Joinery and Design, Carrying on Tradition to the Present

    Kumiko, the Art of Wood Joinery and Design, Carrying on Tradition to the Present

    This year marks the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Sashikan Tategu Kogei, which was founded in October 1932 in Komono Town, Mie Prefecture. Kanbe Kuroda, the first generation of the company, started running a “Sashimono-ya,” and gave the...

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  • Visiting Mie with your family: Experience the beauty and charm of life by the sea

    Visiting Mie with your family: Experience the beauty and charm of life by the sea

    As an island nation, Japan has many beautiful coastal areas where visitors can learn about the diverse creatures in the ocean, eat delicious seafood and enjoy hands-on tourism activities. Mie Prefecture offers tourists an incredible range of exper...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Take an enlightening journey into the history of haiku in Iga City.

    Take an enlightening journey into the history of haiku in Iga City.

    Haiku is a distinctive style of Japanese poetry that is known for its simple structure and the beautiful imagery it can evoke. One of the revered masters of haiku was Matsuo Basho, who was born in what is now Iga City in Mie Prefecture. Visitors w...

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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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