List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Enter the non-verbal world of Cafe Torinkan and heighten your senses

    Enter the non-verbal world of Cafe Torinkan and heighten your senses

    Cafe Torinkan offers a unique environment to enjoy a coffee, eat sweets and share your creative spirit. The cafe is located in a former primary school that has retained most of its charm and feels like a living museum of traditional Japanese educa...

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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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  • Learn to Make Sanma zushi and Mehari zushi in Kumano City

    Learn to Make Sanma zushi and Mehari zushi in Kumano City

    Experience one of the culinary traditions of the Kumano region by learning how to make Sanma zushi(sushi) and Mehari zushi(sushi) with local experts who will show you the hospitality that Mie Prefecture is famous for. Participants will make their ...

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  • OWASE POST TOWN PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE - Participate in Unique Drum-based Prayers and Sample Local Delicacies

    OWASE POST TOWN PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE - Participate in Unique Drum-based Prayers and Sample Local Delicacies

    Owase is a lively Edo-period town that was a post station (“Shukuba” in Japanese) on one of the traditional travel routes in ancient Japan. The post towns served as rest stops, providing accommodation, shops and more for travelers on their journey...

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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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  • ODAI GOURMET PICNIC IN YOUR FAVORITE SPOT - Eat a Delicious Lunch of Local Specialties in the Beautiful Spot of Your Choice

    ODAI GOURMET PICNIC IN YOUR FAVORITE SPOT - Eat a Delicious Lunch of Local Specialties in the Beautiful Spot of Your Choice

    Odai is a lovely traditional town in the countryside of Mie Prefecture. It is located in an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the surrounding area is bursting with natural beauty that visitors can explore. There are forest-covered mountains, c...

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  • SEASIDE TRAIL RUNNING AND MAKING PIZZA LOCALLY - Run in the Fresh Ocean Air and Make Brick Oven Pizza

    SEASIDE TRAIL RUNNING AND MAKING PIZZA LOCALLY - Run in the Fresh Ocean Air and Make Brick Oven Pizza

    The Taiki Town Seaside Trail is stunningly beautiful and has numerous elevation changes for trail running enthusiasts. Runners will pass through sections of thick forest, mountain terrain and others with wide-open views of the coastline. SANZUI...

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

    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 the very exciting Kuwana city...

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  • Gourmet Mie Day 3 –  Iga Ninja and Iga beef Sukiyaki(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Gourmet Mie Day 3 – Iga Ninja and Iga beef Sukiyaki(Article created by Cheeserland)

    It wasn’t until day 3 that I have come to realized that Mie is really blessed with everything. How long can you stay in Mie until you get bored? The answer is… until you get sick of eating good food. Granted, I still believe that Tokyo has worl...

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  • Gourmet Mie Day 2 –  Divine Ise and Matsusaka beef(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Gourmet Mie Day 2 – Divine Ise and Matsusaka beef(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Read my Day 1 blog post here about abalone feast at Shima Peninsula. Mie Prefecture is blessed with the abundance of both treasures from the ocean and land. In my previous post we have had (actually just me, but it could soon be your experience...

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  • SPIRITING AROUND KUMANO MOUNTAINS~Two Days in Kumano:Second day~

    SPIRITING AROUND KUMANO MOUNTAINS~Two Days in Kumano:Second day~

    Sure the World Heritage sites in Kumano are great, but there are other sites to see up in the mountainous areas of Kumano. Go pick oranges and other fruit, relax at Kumano Club Hotel, and see the amazing terraced mountainside in Maruyama Senmaida!

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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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  • Ryofuso Ryokan - A Cave of Wonders!

    Ryofuso Ryokan - A Cave of Wonders!

    Have you ever dined or taken a bath in a cave? Now you can! At Ryofuso Ryokan Hotel, you can enjoy a unique dining experience and a bathing experience like no other! Don’t worry - these two experiences don’t happen at the same time!

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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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