List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • Walk the Mochi Kaido road like a traveler of old for a taste of Mie’s confectionery culture Part 1

    Walk the Mochi Kaido road like a traveler of old for a taste of Mie’s confectionery culture Part 1

    Ise Jingu is the shining star of any trip to Mie Prefecture. The pilgrimage to this sacred shrine, known as “Oise mairi,” became popular among common people in the Edo period (17C-19C), and the region welcomed countless travelers from all over the...

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  • Experience a deeper Japan through rural tourism

    Experience a deeper Japan through rural tourism

    Located in the western mountainous area of Tsu City, the capital of Mie Prefecture, Misugi-cho is a small town bordering Nara Prefecture. A part of the area is designated as a Quasi-National Park, and abundant nature remains. This time, I went the...

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  • Immerse into the wonderful Ama Culture in Toba

    Immerse into the wonderful Ama Culture in Toba

    Recently I've finally been able to visit one of the locations on my bucket list, so as to be able to experience the “ama” culture. Immersing into the ama culture, the wonderful world of Japan’s Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties, it was...

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  • One-day cycling through the Japanese countryside at Inabe City

    One-day cycling through the Japanese countryside at Inabe City

    Located in northern part of Mie Prefecture, Inabe City is beside the majestic Suzuka Mountains and offers traditional landscapes of "inaka", the Japanese countryside. The area is scattered with stylish cafes that make the most of local p...

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  • IGA-WARE: Pottery in the Ninja City

    IGA-WARE: Pottery in the Ninja City

    Iga City is known as the “city of Ninjas.” Because of its international popularity, ninja images can be seen wherever you turn your head in the city. The city of Iga, however, is a lot more than that… On this visit, I drove my car to Iga’s pott...

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  • Exploring the Beautiful Toba City, Home of Incredible Ama-san and Splendid Pearls

    Exploring the Beautiful Toba City, Home of Incredible Ama-san and Splendid Pearls

    Toba city was our destination of the day! Toba city, as most people know, is famous for oysters and pearl cultivation. Toba was the first city to cultivate pearl in Japan and is also home to the country’s first pearl museum. This time, we experie...

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  • Spending the Night in a House Built During Meiji Era in Taiki Town

    Spending the Night in a House Built During Meiji Era in Taiki Town

    Taiki is a beautiful countryside town with gorgeous landscape, home to kind and loving people. Here you won’t find fancy restaurants or famous hotels, instead, you will be able to immerse yourself in the simple life and learn how little you need t...

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  • Gourmet Day at Beautiful Odai Town

    Gourmet Day at Beautiful Odai Town

    Our day was going to be a little different from what we have been experiencing lately, we were going to have a gourmet day in a beautiful town, Odaicho. I had thought that Odaicho is surrounded by rivers and mountains and that summer activities we...

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  • 【AD】What is Saiku and the Saio? Introducing a tour of museums, hands-on facilities, and historic sites!

    【AD】What is Saiku and the Saio? Introducing a tour of museums, hands-on facilities, and historic sites!

    Have you ever heard about the Saio who served the Ise Jingu for generations in place of the Emperor? Enjoy learning about the history and culture of the Saio period through a visit to historical sites, museums, and hands-on facilities in Meiwa, wh...

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  • SENJUJI TEMPLE: One of the Largest Temples of Mie Prefecture

    SENJUJI TEMPLE: One of the Largest Temples of Mie Prefecture

    Tsu City, the capital of Mie Prefecture, is home to one of the most important temples of Japan. Senjuji Temple, a veritable storehouse of numerous cultural properties, is the head temple of the Takada school of Shinshu Buddhism, which has over 600...

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  • Family Fun Day Riding a New Way of Sightseeing in Futami,Ise City

    Family Fun Day Riding a New Way of Sightseeing in Futami,Ise City

    Today we headed to one of my favorite places in Mie Prefecture, Ise City. Why do I like this place so much? It’s simple, Ise City is home to the most important Shinto Shrine in Japan, Ise Jingu. Every time I come to Ise City, I can feel its great...

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  • If you want to taste Iwagaki oysters and raw oysters, Mie Prefecture in Japan is the best place to be!

    If you want to taste Iwagaki oysters and raw oysters, Mie Prefecture in Japan is the best place to be!

    Since Japan is surrounded by the sea on all sides, oysters can be found all over the country, and locally grown oysters can be eaten. Let me explain to you the characteristics of Japanese oysters and the oysters of Mie Prefecture, one of the most ...

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  •  Japanese plum blossoms

    Japanese plum blossoms

    One of the highlights of spring in Japan are the Japanese plum blossoms . Let's introduce you to some popular and famous places and photo spots!

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  • OWASE WAPPA: Nature’s Gift Turns into Tableware Art

    OWASE WAPPA: Nature’s Gift Turns into Tableware Art

    There is always something that touches the heart in Japanese handcrafts. Every material is carefully selected to craft an item that serves a specific purpose. Even though they are crafted to be of use, elegance and art are never neglected. This ti...

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  • Iga,The city where almost everything is inspired by ninja

    Iga,The city where almost everything is inspired by ninja

    Our family enjoyed a day trip to Iga City. We put on a ninja costume and visited various museums to learn about ninja and Iga culture. However, I heard that there are many shops related to ninja in the town of Iga, and you can walk around the town...

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  • Family Having a Blast Being Ninjas for the Day at Iga City

    Family Having a Blast Being Ninjas for the Day at Iga City

    Today’s destination was Iga City, also known as the city of Ninjas. When I was asked if we would be willing to wear a ninja costume in this daytrip to Iga, I did not hesitate, or consult my husband and son, I said “Yes, of course!” right away. B...

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  • Exploring the  Beauty of Shima

    Exploring the Beauty of Shima

    Once again, we were blessed to a beautiful sunny day which was perfect since we were heading to one of the most beautiful coast side areas of Mie Prefecture, Shima City. The city of Shima is known for beautiful beaches, uncanny nature, spectacula...

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  • Doro-kyo Gorge: The Valley Where Your Voice Echoes in Three Prefectures

    Doro-kyo Gorge: The Valley Where Your Voice Echoes in Three Prefectures

    On the last Sunday of this year’s autumn, I took the advantage of the nice weather and drove to a very unique place of Mie Prefecture: Doro-kyo Gorge. Also known as Dorohatcho, this is a breathtaking valley that finds itself a well-deserved plac...

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  • Kumano City, a town where beautiful scenery and specialty products appear one after another

    Kumano City, a town where beautiful scenery and specialty products appear one after another

    Our destination of the day is Kumano City. Until last year, I only knew about their famous summer fireworks festival, then after doing some research, I found out about the scenic spot of the rock formation Onigajo (the Demon Castle) and Shishiiwa ...

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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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  • 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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