List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cycling and Sightseeing: Explore the Ise-Shima Region on Two Wheels

    Cycling and Sightseeing: Explore the Ise-Shima Region on Two Wheels

    Exploring by bicycle is a “freewheeling” way to get to know a new place and what it has to offer. Plus, it’s eco-friendly! This makes it perfect for getting around Ise-Shima National Park, which covers most of central Mie Prefecture, including Ise...

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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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  • Red coloring of leaves in autumn, cherry blossoms, plums……Photogenic picture taking spots are all here!

    Red coloring of leaves in autumn, cherry blossoms, plums……Photogenic picture taking spots are all here!

    Let us introduce you nice picture taking spots of Mie. The important criteria when posting pictures on Instagram is definitely "how it looks". Whether it is a scenery or a food, it's everyone's wish to upload a prettier, more attra...

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  • Be Amazed by the Prehistoric Natural Beauty of Dorokyo Gorge

    Be Amazed by the Prehistoric Natural Beauty of Dorokyo Gorge

    Doro Gorge (Dorokyo), also known as “Doro-haccho”, is located in the spectacular Yoshino-Kumano National Park where the borders of Mie, Nara and Wakayama Prefectures meet. The pristine forests, towering cliffs and bright blue-green waters of the g...

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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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  • Let's play with your family! An acquisitive journey of visiting theme parks.

    Let's play with your family! An acquisitive journey of visiting theme parks.

    An acquisitive course for family to go on a theme-park-hopping and play fully. It is a course with variety of entertainment such as amusement parks, outlet malls, flower gardens, illuminations, picking strawberries, and circuits.

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  • In the Aoyamakogen Highlands, sustainable energy is being produced in harmony with nature.

    In the Aoyamakogen Highlands, sustainable energy is being produced in harmony with nature.

    Japanese culture has always had a deep respect for the natural world and the country is committed to developing renewable energy sources. This focus on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will help to ensure that future generations have...

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  • Cycles & Sea Kayaking in Shima

    Cycles & Sea Kayaking in Shima

    Come experience the beauty of Shima both on land and on sea as you tour the inviting shoreline by road bike, and the stunning waters by kayak!

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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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  • 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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  • Gozaisho Ski Resort- full of smiles of children. Going into a spacious silver world just by a ropeway ride !

    Gozaisho Ski Resort- full of smiles of children. Going into a spacious silver world just by a ropeway ride !

    Skiing is simply the best winter sport! Have you ever thought of enjoying an easy but enjoyable skiing experience in Japan? Gozaisho Ski Resort is simply the best, easily accessible spot to fulfill your dream. Wonderful views from the ropeway!...

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  • VISON: A place of health, relaxation and becoming one with nature

    VISON: A place of health, relaxation and becoming one with nature

    I recently had the pleasure of visiting a newly opened, on June 5, section of the expanding VISON, well-being and relaxation resort facilities located in Taki Town. So what is VISON? VISON is a bit of a play on words in Japanese and means “beaut...

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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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  • Explore the natural wonder and rich culture of Mie Prefecture on a two-day adventure.

    Explore the natural wonder and rich culture of Mie Prefecture on a two-day adventure.

    The journey from Osaka to Mie Prefecture will take you into a completely different part of Japan. Over a two-day visit, you can hike the Hajikami-toge Pass on the World Heritage Site Kumano-kodo pilgrimage trails, relax in an outdoor onsen surroun...

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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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  • Be amazed by the over 1,200 species of marine life at Toba Aquarium.

    Be amazed by the over 1,200 species of marine life at Toba Aquarium.

    The Toba Aquarium in Ise-Shima is home to the largest collection of marine wildlife in Japan, with over 1,200 different species. Visitors can learn all about these beautiful creatures and get close enough to see their personalities on display. As ...

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  • Enjoy fields of beautiful flowers and eco-friendly illuminations at Nabana no Sato

    Enjoy fields of beautiful flowers and eco-friendly illuminations at Nabana no Sato

    Nabana no Sato is a popular entartainment park within Nagashima Resort, that also contains Nagashima Spa Land, Nagashima Onsen, Nagashima Farm, and other areas. The park is famous for its large-scale illumination displays using millions of LED li...

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  • Gourmet Mie Day 4 – Kuwana clams and world-class roller coasters(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Today we are onto the last day of my #visitmie trip. I spend 4 good full days in one single prefecture and yet there are still lots of places I have not covered. #Ineedmorelifetimes.
    Today we will be venturing into t...

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  • Tsuitachi-mochi in Mie: Lucky charms made just once a year

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Mie’s Many Soul Foods

    Every region in Japan has at least one well-known foodstuff or local “gourmet” dish, and Mie is no exception. Many of these aren’t the traditional Japanese meals you might expect to find, but are more like regional “s...

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  • Mie's Ever-evolving Tradition: Suzuka-zumi Ink

    You’ve probably seen traditional Japanese sumi ink in some form, whether in traditional black ink-brush paintings or a piece of calligraphy. For almost 1,300 years, just three simple ingredients — soot, nikawa glue an...

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  • A treasure not to be missed in Mie! Ise-ebi (lobster), the taste of fall and winter

    It has several names in English, including the “Japanese Spiny Lobster” and in zoology “Panilirus japonicus.” Lacking pincers, some say it is a prawn, yet growing up to 30 cm long, it is often referred to as lobster. ...

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