List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Hiking the Hajikami-toge Pass on the Historic Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

    Hiking the Hajikami-toge Pass on the Historic Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trails

    The Kumano kodo is an extensive network of pilgrimage trails that has been in use for over 1,000 years and visitors can experience a special combination of nature and tradition on these routes. It is one of only two pilgrimage routes in the world ...

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  • ILLUMINATION SUP – A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF WATER AND LIGHT - All Ages Can Enjoy Beautiful Scenery and Twinkling Lights While Experiencing SUP Near Odai Town

    ILLUMINATION SUP – A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF WATER AND LIGHT - All Ages Can Enjoy Beautiful Scenery and Twinkling Lights While Experiencing SUP Near Odai Town

    Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves the outdoors. Participants who sign up for the Illumination SUP experience in Odai will head out on the calm waters of the Miyagawa River at night on a paddleboar...

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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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  • ENJOY THE SEA AND GREENERY! ISE-SHIMA 120% SUPERB VIEW CYCLING TOUR - Cycle With an Experienced Guide In Beautiful Ise-Shima

    ENJOY THE SEA AND GREENERY! ISE-SHIMA 120% SUPERB VIEW CYCLING TOUR - Cycle With an Experienced Guide In Beautiful Ise-Shima

    Ise-Shima in Mie Prefecture is home to white sand beaches, traditional fishing villages, sacred Shinto shrines and spectacular natural beauty. The best way to truly appreciate the amazing seaside views of the area is to join an Ise-Shima 120% Supe...

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  • SPIRITUAL ROUTE CYCLING & MATSUSAKA BEEF BBQ - Visit One of Japan’s Most Significant Shrines and Taste World Famous Beef

    SPIRITUAL ROUTE CYCLING & MATSUSAKA BEEF BBQ - Visit One of Japan’s Most Significant Shrines and Taste World Famous Beef

    Takihara Grand Shrine (“Takiharagu” in Japanese) is one of the most sacred places in all of Japan. It is an associated shrine (“betsugu” in Japanese) to Ise Jingu, one of Mie Prefecture’s most famous sites. Matsusaka beef comes from Japanese Black...

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  • Cycling in Nature through country roads amidst agriculture and history.

    Cycling in Nature through country roads amidst agriculture and history.

    I participated in a cycling tour in Taki-cho from a company called Cazacle, which provided the bicycles we used to explore the land, with the guides that explained history. This place was particularly abundant in nature and had a traditional hist...

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  • Beautiful panoramic kayak experience in Mie’s Ago Bay, exploring nearby Islands.

    Beautiful panoramic kayak experience in Mie’s Ago Bay, exploring nearby Islands.

    The Rias Coast has a unique shape, making it the defining characteristic of Mie Prefecture, in Shima City. Also, there are over 60 islands which are all different shapes and sizes. The entire city is designated as a national park, and there are to...

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  • Free-Falling from a Helicopter at 10,000 Feet Over Ago Bay with the Ise-Shima Skydiving Club

    Free-Falling from a Helicopter at 10,000 Feet Over Ago Bay with the Ise-Shima Skydiving Club

    The rias coast in the Ise-Shima area of Mie Prefecture offers incredibly beautiful views with numerous islands of various sizes and deep inlets such as Ago Bay. Truly adventurous visitors can get a bird’s eye view of this natural beauty from 10,00...

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  • Hinjitsukan and Meoto Iwa: A Froggy Stroll Along the Coast of the Ise Bay

    Hinjitsukan and Meoto Iwa: A Froggy Stroll Along the Coast of the Ise Bay

    Ise City, along the coast of the Ise Bay, is home to a plethora of stunning sights and experiences, all steeped in ancient Japanese mythology and Shinto mysticism. I took a train down to quaint Futaminoura Station one evening to have a look around...

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  • Iga Kumihimo: the Long Tradition of the Braided Cord

    Iga Kumihimo: the Long Tradition of the Braided Cord

    Iga City in Mie Prefecture has so much to offer tourists. It’s known for everything from Haiku (Japanese poetry) to ninjas and beef. There’s a gorgeous castle with a large park around it and it’s just a nice, quiet town to escape to when your trip...

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  • Tokaido Seki-Juku Festival in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture

    Tokaido Seki-Juku Festival in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture

    Step into Seki-Juku and back in time and a whole bunch of excitement as you wander up and down this traditional rest stop on the old Tokaido. Experience delicious snacks and food while enjoying the beautiful floats, costumes and buildings. Seki-...

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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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  • Eating Great Food on Okage Yokocho, and Enjoying Authentic Shopping Street in Japan.

    Eating Great Food on Okage Yokocho, and Enjoying Authentic Shopping Street in Japan.

    Along Okage Yokocho, you’ll find a plethora of unique Japanese dishes not found anywhere else. Not to mention, a very fun and lively atmosphere that’s sure to be unforgettable. You can create your own memorable experiences along Okage Yokocho.

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  • Experience the original ninja arts at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu!  Go and meet up the energetic Ninjas!

    Experience the original ninja arts at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu! Go and meet up the energetic Ninjas!

    If you are thinking of meeting true, real ninja, you should never miss Ninja Museum of Igaryu! There you can visit real ninja houses with detailed explanation from our ninja staff, see the well-preserved and well-arranged historical ninja exhibits...

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  • Summer activities by the sea in Tsu

    Summer activities by the sea in Tsu

    During the COVID-19 pandemic I always had the urge to go overseas and enjoy the sun and the beach. That urge seemed too good to come true when I found out about an amazing place in Tsu City where I would be able to enjoy the sun, the sea, the beac...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In Iga Castle Town, it is ALL about the Ninja

    In Iga Castle Town, it is ALL about the Ninja

    Ninja were a covert agent mysterious class of martial artists, spys and secret messengers in feudal and samurai era Japan, they prided themselves on being invisible and hiding in plain site, but in the castle town of Iga, in Mie prefecture you can...

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  • 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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  • 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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