List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • 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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  • Visit the Toba Sea Folk Museum and Discover the World of AMA

    Visit the Toba Sea Folk Museum and Discover the World of AMA

    Set in heavily forested, low-lying hills, the Sea Folk Museum boasts a wide range of sea and fishing items on display, and is an amazing source of information and insight into the AMA (diving women) culture of Japan.

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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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  • 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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  • Kumano river Taikanjuku-Sail Kumano river in a Sandanbo, traditional riverboat in the Kumano region. Traverse the rough waters and learn about the historical and spiritual significance of this UNESCO World Heritage waterway.

    Kumano river Taikanjuku-Sail Kumano river in a Sandanbo, traditional riverboat in the Kumano region. Traverse the rough waters and learn about the historical and spiritual significance of this UNESCO World Heritage waterway.

    Recently I had the pleasure of traversing this sacred body of water on a traditional riverboat known as a Sandanbo. The scenery during the trip was very picturesque and worthy of a postcard. It was very exciting to learn about the Kumano River and...

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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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  • Japan Local Railway : Sangi Railway Adventure

    Japan Local Railway : Sangi Railway Adventure

    The Sangi Railway is a relic of sorts that proudly services the locals in Mie, and fortunately, can lead you to places that otherwise would be very difficult to access. It winds through mountain scenery and quiet villages. The beauty of the area i...

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  • Tokaido: Old Golden Route in Japan. Touring Sekijuku and Akari Candle Shop

    Tokaido: Old Golden Route in Japan. Touring Sekijuku and Akari Candle Shop

    It lies along the Tokaido, an ancient road that travelers of the past used to move between Kyoto and Edo (present day Tokyo). Towns like Sekijuku were vital places for trade and for weary travelers to get a bit of respite. I took my time strolli...

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  • Mie prefecture is home to some of the most famous Japanese sake breweries in Japan! Wakaebisu Brewery: Craft Sake Good Enough to be World Leaders

    Mie prefecture is home to some of the most famous Japanese sake breweries in Japan! Wakaebisu Brewery: Craft Sake Good Enough to be World Leaders

    Take a trip inside one of the most famous sake breweries in Japan! Wakaebis Brewery has more varieties than any other brewery in Japan and has served sake to world leaders during the G7 summit in Ise. Step inside a world of crystal-clear water, ...

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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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  • 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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  • Enjoy spring early! Kasamatsu Kawazu-zakura Road and Matsusaka Bell-farm

    Enjoy spring early! Kasamatsu Kawazu-zakura Road and Matsusaka Bell-farm

    The weather is getting warmer, and spring is almost here. I wanted to photograph a typical Japanese spring scene, so I went to “Kasamatsu Kawazu-zakura Road,” a famous spot in Matsusaka City that has been the talk of the town on SNS.

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  • Get to know the essence of bonito flakes, an indispensable ingredient in Japanese cuisine

    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-established store in Mie that makes kat...

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  • Kumano Kodo Iseji Route and Photogenic Spots in Kumano

    Kumano Kodo Iseji Route and Photogenic Spots in Kumano

    When you hear the word “Kumano,” you probably associate it with “Kumano Kodo.” On this trip, I walked the Iseji Route, the only route of Kumano Kodo that is in Mie Prefecture.

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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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  • A mother & daughter travelogue: Nourishing body and soul with a “Retreat Stay” at Shima Kanko Hotel

    A mother & daughter travelogue: Nourishing body and soul with a “Retreat Stay” at Shima Kanko Hotel

    Since opening in 1951, the prestigious Shima Kanko Hotel has welcomed many celebrities over the years, including the Imperial Family. In 2016, it also hosted the G7 Ise-Shima Summit. Set in the grounds of Ise-Shima National Park overlooking Ago Ba...

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  • Taking the first step! The story of Takigawa YORIAI, a general incorporated association running the “Akame 48 Waterfalls Campsite”, a fun community stopover

    Taking the first step! The story of Takigawa YORIAI, a general incorporated association running the “Akame 48 Waterfalls Campsite”, a fun community stopover

    Nabari City, located in the Iga region of western Mie Prefecture, is within an hour's train ride to Osaka. Located halfway between the city and countryside, it’s blessed with an abundance of water and forest villages. Here, the Akame 48 Waterfalls...

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  • Strolling in Living History in Matsusaka, Mie

    Strolling in Living History in Matsusaka, Mie

    Matsusaka has a long history of being a merchant and castle town. One amazing way to become a part of living history in this lovely city is to wear a traditional kimono and explore at your own pace, seeing beautiful architecture, views from the ca...

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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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  • 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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