List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • If you want to eat all-you-want oysters,  then you must visit Uramura in Toba City!  Let's go to enjoy the winter delicacy "Oyster"  with your stomach full !

    If you want to eat all-you-want oysters, then you must visit Uramura in Toba City! Let's go to enjoy the winter delicacy "Oyster" with your stomach full !

    Have you ever wished to eat a stomachful of fresh oysters? In the Uramura area of Toba City, there are plenty of restaurants all over the area offering oysters for all-you-can-eat! Uramura area, which is often called "Oyster Road", is ...

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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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  • Sizzling hot, wire-net grilled seafood is so delicious!  Let's go to try the Amagoya (woman divers hut) experience!

    Sizzling hot, wire-net grilled seafood is so delicious! Let's go to try the Amagoya (woman divers hut) experience!

    Do you know what "Ama" is? Ama is a woman who dives into the sea and catches shellfish or seaweeds. Women divers are registered as Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage and there are only a few places in Japan where there are women d...

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  • Cycling around Mie’s Historic Town: Meiwacho

    Cycling around Mie’s Historic Town: Meiwacho

    For my first day in Mie, I visited the historic town of Meiwacho! For a small town overshadowed between 2 big cities: Matsusaka and Ise, Meiwacho had so much to offer and played an incredibly important role in Japan’s history. We rented some...

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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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  • 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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  • MIKISATO BEACH KAYAKING AND SHRINE PILGRIMAGE - Follow the Ancient Path of Edo Period Pilgrims by Kayak to Beautiful Asuka Shrine

    MIKISATO BEACH KAYAKING AND SHRINE PILGRIMAGE - Follow the Ancient Path of Edo Period Pilgrims by Kayak to Beautiful Asuka Shrine

    Mikisato beach is a stretch of beautiful white sand that slopes into the clear blue waters of Kata Bay in Mie Prefecture. The protected waters of the bay are perfect for open water kayaking and, with the help of a guide, can be navigated by beginn...

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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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  • AMA DIVING EXPERIENCE AND SEAFOOD BBQ - Have an Underwater Adventure with a Female Ama Diver and Feast on Fresh Seafood

    AMA DIVING EXPERIENCE AND SEAFOOD BBQ - Have an Underwater Adventure with a Female Ama Diver and Feast on Fresh Seafood

    The all-female Ama divers of Mie Prefecture are famous throughout Japan. Their traditional practice of free diving to collect shellfish and seaweed from the bountiful sea around Shima and Toba has continued for thousands of years. The Ama Diving E...

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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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  • 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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  • Aquaignis, the place with amazing bread, cake, meals, and hot spring! What about a luxurious day in this integrated resort with hotels?

    Aquaignis, the place with amazing bread, cake, meals, and hot spring! What about a luxurious day in this integrated resort with hotels?

    Aquaignis, the super-hot spot in Komono-cho, Mie prefecture. From star chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s mouth-watering desserts to natural pure Kataoka hot spring, it’s the integrated resort with glamour of “heart-healing” and “cuisine”. It’s perfect ...

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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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  • Family Farm Fun at Mokumoku in Mie

    Family Farm Fun at Mokumoku in Mie

    Why not try something totally different and great for all ages? When travelers come to Japan there is the list of must do’s, temples, sushi, samurai history– but sometimes the biggest memory makers will be something totally unexpected. I had a cha...

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  • Cycling and A Spa Stay That Was So Much more

    Cycling and A Spa Stay That Was So Much more

    Spending the day and an overnight in Komono Town, Mie was filled with explorations, relaxation and delicious discoveries. It was amazing to pedal around “off the beaten track” and then enjoy all the amazing options and possibilities at Aqua Ignis ...

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  • Savoring the Sea, Sky and Delicious Mandarin Oranges  in Kumano, Mie

    Savoring the Sea, Sky and Delicious Mandarin Oranges in Kumano, Mie

    Along the seaside region of Kumano in Mie there is a wealth of nature, deep history, breathtaking beauty and delicious memories to be made. The Mihama coastline is stunning and the mountains are full of hidden wonders. Then of course there is the...

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  • Time Travel by Boat and Unique Shopping in Ise

    Time Travel by Boat and Unique Shopping in Ise

    Ise Jingu is a destination for local and global travelers. The area is rich with history, artistry, and local delicious foods. Step back in time on a unique boat tour and then make the most of the amazing shops and dishes in the area with a unique...

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  • Kayaking the Coast of Kihoku

    Kayaking the Coast of Kihoku

    For my final day in Mie, I’ll be exploring the Kihoku area on a bright and sunny day. We’ll start the day with a kayak ride on the coast, passing by multiple remote islands, then having lunch at a local Hawaiian cafe ”Douze Shokudo”with the be...

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  • A change of pace in the daily life of a matcha farmer.  You can enjoy a leisurely countryside experience at Kabusecha Cafe.

    A change of pace in the daily life of a matcha farmer. You can enjoy a leisurely countryside experience at Kabusecha Cafe.

    Suizawa-cho is located at the backroom of Yokkaichi city, called an industrial city, at the foot of Mt.Suzuka, and has Miyazuma Gorge, a scenic spot, writen by Sarumaru no Taifu, on the series Hyakunin Isshu. Kabusecha, produced in Mie prefecture...

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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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