List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Sustainability and Forest Tourism in Mie

    Sustainability and Forest Tourism in Mie

    Japan is an island nation covered 70% by forests and mountains and Mie in particular has an ancient history and culture of forestry and wood artistry. Connect in a deeper way with local mountain culture and gain a unique perspective during your ad...

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  • Wellness, Connecting with Nature, and a “Grand” Stay in Mie

    Wellness, Connecting with Nature, and a “Grand” Stay in Mie

    Mie is full of natural wonders, delicious food, and kind hospitality. The coastal towns, ocean spirit and deep forests can be a wonderful place to relax, refresh and discover moments of peace and connection. Enjoying a unique yoga program and then...

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  • Finding Adventure in the Forests of Mie

    Finding Adventure in the Forests of Mie

    The forests of Mie are famous in history and legend. Trees and forestry are a big part of the culture throughout the prefecture. There are also new and exciting ways to celebrate the natural wonders of Mie and learn about yourself along the way. E...

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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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  • The Best Place to Surf in Japan

    The Best Place to Surf in Japan

    Today, we are exploring the coastal city of Shima! Shima is the peninsula on the easternmost part of Mie and it’s known for its untouched natural beauty and limitless coastline. Shima is surrounded by 3 bodies of water and I was super excited t...

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  • The Sacred Shirataki Meditation and Temple in the Sky

    The Sacred Shirataki Meditation and Temple in the Sky

    Within the mountains of Toba lies a sacred waterfall where people have come to meditate for the past 1000 years. The mountain range expands out from the Ise Grand shrine and in this area, nature itself was once worshiped as a god. Many resolve...

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  • Walking Tour of Osatsucho: Home of the Ama Divers

    Walking Tour of Osatsucho: Home of the Ama Divers

    Toba is undoubtedly the resort town of Mie Prefecture. There’s Amazing views, mouthwatering seafood, and a tropical mood in the air. You can enjoy everything from luxury hotels to marine sports and a family-friendly aquarium. Toba is also ...

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  • Outdoor Activities at Meiwacho

    Outdoor Activities at Meiwacho

    After spending the whole morning and afternoon cycling around Meiwacho and visiting many different cultural spots, it was now time to head over to the coast to enjoy some barbecue at a campsite and try out a tent sauna. Finally, to end the day...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Look out over this beautiful, multicolored national park where people and nature coexist

    Look out over this beautiful, multicolored national park where people and nature coexist

    Ise-Shima, located within Ise-Shima National Park, is a national park of the sea. From the Yokoyama Observatory you can gain a sweeping view of one of Japan's most iconic sights: the 60 small islands rising out of Ago Bay, and some of Japan's fine...

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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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