List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Red coloring of leaves in autumn, cherry blossoms, plums……Photogenic picture taking spots are all here!

    Red coloring of leaves in autumn, cherry blossoms, plums……Photogenic picture taking spots are all here!

    Let us introduce you nice picture taking spots of Mie. The important criteria when posting pictures on Instagram is definitely "how it looks". Whether it is a scenery or a food, it's everyone's wish to upload a prettier, more attra...

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  • A Tour of Sake Breweries in Yokkaichi City. Famous waters flow in the Spirits of Mie

    A Tour of Sake Breweries in Yokkaichi City. Famous waters flow in the Spirits of Mie

    Crystal clear waters, a cold winter wind, and deep knowledge are crucial for truly great sake. Yokkaichi City has it all, blessed with pure waters gushing from countless wells fed by the Suzuka Mountains from where, in colder months, the winter wi...

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  • VISON: Experience the freshness of nature

    VISON: Experience the freshness of nature

    You know you want fresh foods for better flavor and good health. Well… How about trying the very freshest food this time? Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to lunch at VISON located in Taki Town, Mie Prefecture, and that is exactly what...

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  • Banko-ware: Pottery of Mie with 300 Years of History

    Banko-ware: Pottery of Mie with 300 Years of History

    The arts of Mie are the essence of Japan. Ise Katagami stencils revolutionized kimono design, Ise Momen cotton warmed the masses, and Suzuka-zumi ink colored calligraphy brushstrokes. As they rested from their work, these artisans likely sipped te...

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  • A Social Media Sensation: Find a Paradise of 77,000 Hydrangeas at Kazahaya no Sato

    A Social Media Sensation: Find a Paradise of 77,000 Hydrangeas at Kazahaya no Sato

    One of Mie Prefecture’s most famous flower gardens has set social media alight with its beauty recently. Located in Tsu City, Kazahaya no Sato is a spectacular garden that also supports a good cause. Read on to find out more about this unique space.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Most Dangerous Mountain Trail in Mie: Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple

    The Most Dangerous Mountain Trail in Mie: Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple

    I’m surprised how few people know about this place. Ever since my visit, I’ve mentioned this place to countless people in Mie and the Kansai region, and nobody has ever heard about the Isesanjo Ibutaji Temple. Not a single person. I’ve ...

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  • Glamping: Is It Worth the Hype?

    Glamping: Is It Worth the Hype?

    The glamping trend in Japan is showing no sign of slowing down. Especially in this current time where safety measures are the top priority of traveling, the demand for this relatively “wild” activity where social distance is easily adhered to has ...

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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 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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  • 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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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Mie’s Many Soul Foods

    A Beginner’s Guide to Mie’s Many Soul Foods

    Every region in Japan has at least one well-known foodstuff or local “gourmet” dish, and Mie is no exception. Many of these aren’t the traditional Japanese meals you might expect to find, but are more like regional “soul foods.” Here is an introdu...

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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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  • Six Dazzling Fireworks Across Mie to Enjoy Online (Plus a Special Photo Contest!)

    Six Dazzling Fireworks Across Mie to Enjoy Online (Plus a Special Photo Contest!)

    Every summer, Mie Prefecture’s night skies are set ablaze with sparkling lights in the sky. Fireworks displays are an integral part of summer and create an exciting buzz that lasts for days. Because we can’t attend fireworks festivals in person th...

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  • The Kimono’s Secret: Ise Katagami

    The Kimono’s Secret: Ise Katagami

    Ise katagami plays an indelible part in the story of kimono. Regarded as “the soul of Japanese aesthetics,” the ancient art of these stencils for dyeing fabric influenced design within Japan and beyond. Once ardently sought by the rich and powerfu...

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  • Toba Aquarium: A Wet and Wild Adventure for the Whole Family

    Toba Aquarium: A Wet and Wild Adventure for the Whole Family

    If you’re fascinated by the open water and all the amazing creatures that reside there, then a visit to Toba Aquarium is a must. Opened in 1955, this facility has spent over 65 years educating and entertaining visitors from all over the world. Her...

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  • Brighten Up the Evening with Yokkaichi City’s Nightlife

    Brighten Up the Evening with Yokkaichi City’s Nightlife

    Yokkaichi City sits on the edge of Ise Bay, teeming with seafood and surrounded with bright city lights. The gateway to the many natural and spiritual wonders of Mie Prefecture, the city itself makes for a dazzling destination to satisfy sightseer...

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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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  • 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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