List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • Iga Ueno Castle: You Can Enjoy Castle and Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga Ueno Castle: You Can Enjoy Castle and Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga Ueno Castle in Mie Prefecture, also known as White Phoenix Castle, stands atop massive fortifications overlooking the city. At the Danjiri Museum just outside Ueno Park, you can get a ninja outfit for your journey. In the castle, you’ll find a...

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  • Igaryu Ninja Museum: Authentic Ninja Experience in Japan

    Igaryu Ninja Museum: Authentic Ninja Experience in Japan

    Iga is a quiet town which embraces the ninja culture and history. Here you can learn about the true role of the most mysterious aspect of the land of the rising sun. The first part of the Ninja Museum experience is to take a tour through a traditi...

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  • Licking your lips over the branded "Matsusaka Beef" at the home of Matsusaka beef

    Licking your lips over the branded "Matsusaka Beef" at the home of Matsusaka beef

    When you travel to Mie Prefecture, you cannot miss Matsusaka beef. Matsusa beef is known as a brand beef as good as Kobe beef among Japanese. Selected cattles of excellent breed are raised slowly taking a long time and consequently marbling is...

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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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  • Mt. Gozaisho— A snow paradise with fun for young and old

    Mt. Gozaisho— A snow paradise with fun for young and old

    Mt. Gozaisho, located in the northern part of Mie Prefecture, is a wonderful place to visit during any season throughout the year. But the wintertime is my favorite and it would seem the same for many other outdoor enthusiasts.

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  • Ise Kawasaki: A traditional merchant town where you can delve into the history of Ise

    Ise Kawasaki: A traditional merchant town where you can delve into the history of Ise

    Home to Ise Jingu Shrine, Ise City is replete with ancient customs and practices. The areas surrounding the shrine boast a charming traditional atmosphere. However, if you head a little farther north, you’ll find Ise Kawasaki, an old merchant quar...

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  • ABOUT THE AMA, HISTORY, WORK, CULTURE OF AMA DIVERS. |INTRODUCTION OF AMA TOURIST SPOTS IN MIE PREFECTURE.

    ABOUT THE AMA, HISTORY, WORK, CULTURE OF AMA DIVERS. |INTRODUCTION OF AMA TOURIST SPOTS IN MIE PREFECTURE.

    Ama diving is a traditional form of skin-diving in Japan. It has a long history, and the traditional skin-diving skill of ama is acknowledged and designated as an intangible cultural heritage of Mie Prefecture.

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  • Autumn at Akame 48 Waterfalls: colored leaves, stunning waterfalls, and fantastic night lights

    Autumn at Akame 48 Waterfalls: colored leaves, stunning waterfalls, and fantastic night lights

    This valley is located in the mountains of western Mie Prefecture, on the border with Nara Prefecture, and is part of the Muroo-Akame-Aoyama Quasi-National Park. On this trip, I went to see the beautiful scenery that can only be enjoyed in autumn ...

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  • One of Japan’s Most Eye-catching Festival Floats: Yokkaichi City’s Onyudo Float

    One of Japan’s Most Eye-catching Festival Floats: Yokkaichi City’s Onyudo Float

    Japanese people love to gather in groups for enjoyment. Across Japan, you’ll find thousands of festivals of every theme imaginable, from peaceful flower events to dazzling fireworks displays. Many traditional festivals use decorative floats, with ...

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  • Summer Illuminations at Nabana no Sato  A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Summer Illuminations at Nabana no Sato A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Nabana no Sato's winter illuminations are world-renowned, but have you heard about the summer light-up? This year (2021), for only the second time, the famous flower paradise garden 30 minutes by car from central Nagoya flips the switch on its S...

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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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  • Tsu Airport Line: A high-speed solution for travelling to Mie Prefecture!

    Tsu Airport Line: A high-speed solution for travelling to Mie Prefecture!

    When you visit Mie Prefecture via Chubu Centrair International Airport, you are probably thinking about taking the train through Nagoya and then down through Mie Prefecture. But why not take the Tsu Airport Line, a high-speed ferry that runs direc...

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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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  • Not Just an Ordinary Tree.-Mihama, home of the 1500 year old giant Camphor tree of Hikitsukuri shrine and southern Mie prefecture's longest stretch of beach.

    Not Just an Ordinary Tree.-Mihama, home of the 1500 year old giant Camphor tree of Hikitsukuri shrine and southern Mie prefecture's longest stretch of beach.

    In Mihama I visited a 1500 year old tree that not only the biggest tree that I’ve ever seen, it also has the responsibility of looking after the people in the valley that it sits above.

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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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  • Enjoy outdoor activities in Kiho Town!

    Enjoy outdoor activities in Kiho Town!

    Discovering sacred and spiritual sites, being astonished by the marvels of Japanese cuisine, or enjoying the peacefulness of the countryside make a trip to Japan such a unique experience. But what about adding some thrills to your next journey? Mi...

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  • Tsubaki Grand Shrine : An Ancient Mythology Comes to Life

    Tsubaki Grand Shrine : An Ancient Mythology Comes to Life

    When it comes to Shinto shrines in Japan, Ise Jingu in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, reigns supreme. Widely known simply as “Jingu” (The Shrine), one can easily imagine just how important this sacred site is in the life of the Japanese people, so much...

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  • Asamadake Kongoshoji Temple: Shield of Ise Jingu

    Asamadake Kongoshoji Temple: Shield of Ise Jingu

    The moment I took my first step into the main hall of the temple, I felt I was in a very sacred place. No matter which religion you worship or which God(s) you revere, you will feel the same when you find yourself in the grounds of Kongoshoji Temp...

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  • Taiki private lodging and countryside E-bike tour: A traditional Japanese mountainside life experience through interaction with the locals.

    Taiki private lodging and countryside E-bike tour: A traditional Japanese mountainside life experience through interaction with the locals.

    The town of Taiki in Mie Prefecture has long been a transit point between the sacred Kumano and Ise areas. Although it is a small town, it is colored with a deep history and diverse culture that has developed under the watchful eye of the spectacu...

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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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