List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • Bringing the ama culture to the world! This is the story of a mother and son at Hachiman Kamado, an ama hut where people gather with smiles.

    Bringing the ama culture to the world! This is the story of a mother and son at Hachiman Kamado, an ama hut where people gather with smiles.

    The Ise-Shima region is a scenic area where the sunshine pours down on the ria coast of the sea and mountains. It is also famous as a tourist destination with the Ise Jingu Shrine and the resort town of Kashikojima. In 2019, The divers of Toba an...

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  • Fully enjoy nature in Iga no Sato Mokumoku Tezukuri Farm!

    Fully enjoy nature in Iga no Sato Mokumoku Tezukuri Farm!

    Get in touch with your inner farmer and immerse yourself in hands-on food-making workshops, getting acquainted with animals, and being in nature. Iga no Sato Mokumoku Tezukuri Farm, also known as Mokumoku Farm, an agricultural park located in Ig...

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  • The Story of “Irokuma.”  A serving of humanity, nature, and daily life in the countryside.

    The Story of “Irokuma.” A serving of humanity, nature, and daily life in the countryside.

    Kumano City, located in the southern part of Mie Prefecture, is a region rich in history and culture. Time passes slowly here. It is home to several World Heritage Sites, including the ancient pilgrimage pathway “Kumano Kodo”, Onigajo, and Hana-no...

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  • An experience-based tourism utilizing the rich local resources of Taiki Town! The story of farm stay guest houses owners who convey the charm of their region to people in Japan and abroad through their guest houses

    An experience-based tourism utilizing the rich local resources of Taiki Town! The story of farm stay guest houses owners who convey the charm of their region to people in Japan and abroad through their guest houses

    Taiki town is a small town with a population of about 8,000. It has a mild climate and is home to the sea, mountains, and rivers. With the Nishiki fishing port facing the Kumanonada Sea, the World Heritage Sites of Tsuzurato-toge Pass, Nisaka-toge...

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  • Art of Lights Created by Cutting-Edge Technology: Yokkaichi Nighttime Factory Views

    Art of Lights Created by Cutting-Edge Technology: Yokkaichi Nighttime Factory Views

    There is a photo spot in Mie Prefecture that photographers from all over Japan and the world are keen to visit. No, it’s not the pristine nature of the mountains, nor an ancient temple (although those are great too). It’s the petroleum and chemica...

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  •  A Stay at VISON, Day 2: All-in-One Resort Featuring Mie’s Finest

    A Stay at VISON, Day 2: All-in-One Resort Featuring Mie’s Finest

    In my previous article, I expressed amazement at how much of a therapeutic wonderland VISON, the newest resort in Mie, is. Today, let me bring you along to explore further into the world of food and dining, leisure activities, and local culture th...

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  • A Stay at VISON, Day 1: A Healing Eden for Grown-Ups

    A Stay at VISON, Day 1: A Healing Eden for Grown-Ups

    Mie Prefecture can satisfy almost every traveler — the culinary perfectionist, the history buff, the spiritual seeker, the ninja diehard, the thrill addict, and of course, the skirt-twirling In-stagrammer who will be delighted to find endless nove...

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  • Try These Three Unique Sushi Dishes from Mie Prefecture

    Try These Three Unique Sushi Dishes from Mie Prefecture

    Mie Prefecture boasts some rich fishing grounds in Ise Bay and Kumano Bay. Thanks to this abundance, local people across the prefecture have developed regional sushi types that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

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  • Creating a base for fun rural tourism through agriculture! The story of  "Inosan Farm" that is creating a movement in the hot spring resort.

    Creating a base for fun rural tourism through agriculture! The story of "Inosan Farm" that is creating a movement in the hot spring resort.

    "Inokura Onsen" springs at the foot of the Aoyama Highlands in Hakusan-cho, Tsu City, located in the middle of Mie Prefecture, surrounded by mountains. The pH of the springs is 9.4 - 9.7.

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  • Komono - A town of healing where you can soothe your soul and body, surrounded by nature

    Komono - A town of healing where you can soothe your soul and body, surrounded by nature

    Komono Town, located just 30 minutes or so from Yokkaichi City, is a laid-back and picturesque area with a mountainous backdrop of the Suzuka Seven Mountain range. The area attracts visitors who come here to hike the mountains, soak in its many ho...

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  • Mie's Unmissable Festival: the Ueno Tenjin Matsuri

    Mie's Unmissable Festival: the Ueno Tenjin Matsuri

    In late October, the usual calm of Iga City in Mie Prefecture is suddenly shattered by the pounding of taiko drums, blazing lanterns, and oni (demons) processions. What's going on? It's the Ueno Tenjin Festival, the crown jewel in the pantheon of ...

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

    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 and natural fragrance — have bee...

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  • Trip to Kumano Vol. 3: Kumano coastline boat cruise—A spectacular view of the rocky Kumano coastline created by nature, Blue Cave

    Trip to Kumano Vol. 3: Kumano coastline boat cruise—A spectacular view of the rocky Kumano coastline created by nature, Blue Cave

    Along with Onigajo, another beautiful scenic spot on the Ria Coast in the southern part of Mie Prefecture is the Blue Cave. While Onigajo is an amazing view that can be seen from the land as well as the sea, this spot is only able to be viewed fro...

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  • Trip to Kumano Vol. 1: The Onigura & Torokko Old Mine Area Spend a cool summertime in the mountains of Kumano!

    Trip to Kumano Vol. 1: The Onigura & Torokko Old Mine Area Spend a cool summertime in the mountains of Kumano!

    Summer in Japan is famous for its extremely hot, damp and humid climate, but if you head to the mountains, you can enjoy cooler temperatures, surrounded by nature. On this trip, I went to the mountainous area of Kumano City. Kumano City, located i...

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  • Home to Fun Things at Meoto Yokocho, Ise

    Home to Fun Things at Meoto Yokocho, Ise

    ISE Meotoiwa Meoto Yokocho shops, restaurants and an aquarium are a fun visit for the whole family when you are in the Ise area. Situated by the sea and the entrance to the famous Meoto Iwa (“Wedded Rocks)” is Meoto Yokocho, a shopping and restaur...

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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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  • A Rare Common Thread: Ise Cotton

    A Rare Common Thread: Ise Cotton

    Celebrated as “the spiritual wealth of the world,” the warm yet breathable, strong yet soft, wrinkle resistant cotton from Ise is a magic fabric that gets better with age. In Japan, it transformed the economy, culture and fashion of people across ...

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  • Nabana no Sato - A one-of-a-kind feast for the senses!

    Nabana no Sato - A one-of-a-kind feast for the senses!

    Imagine an endless field full of flowers painting the land in swathes of bright red, yellow and white, the horizon fringed in clouds of cherry blossoms against a big blue sky. As dusk descends, paths lined among flowering trees illuminate the nigh...

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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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