List of feature articles of Mie in Japan

  • 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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  • We have been doing "Answer to Win! Mie Perk Smartphone Campaign" since 8th August 2019.

    We have been doing "Answer to Win! Mie Perk Smartphone Campaign" since 8th August 2019.

    Each time you answer a questionnaire on your smartphone at “Mie Travel Concierge”, you will get a perk on the spot. Each time you answer a questionnaire on your smartphone at “Mie Travel Information Office” or “Mie Travel Concierge”, you can get ...

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  • Japanese Bliss: A Day in Kumano

    Japanese Bliss: A Day in Kumano

    Kumano is a city in Southern Mie prefecture in the Higashi Kishu area that boasts a variety of attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Within minutes, you are able to enjoy historic shrines, ancient pilgrimage routes, picturesque walking trai...

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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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  • Katsuo No Tenpaku, Katsuo Ibushi Goya in Shima city Mie prefecture, Bonito flakes with a one of a kind story.

    Katsuo No Tenpaku, Katsuo Ibushi Goya in Shima city Mie prefecture, Bonito flakes with a one of a kind story.

    Meticulous production process, historical significance, spiritual weight, unique connection to the region, and delicious taste “katsuobushi”!

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  • "Extravagance, and the Meaning of 'Omotenashi', at a Traditional Japanese Inn, Taiya Ryokan"

    "Extravagance, and the Meaning of 'Omotenashi', at a Traditional Japanese Inn, Taiya Ryokan"

    Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture is so much history and tradition in the town. As Taiya is located in Matsusaka, they serve many different fine dishes featuring legendary Matsusaka beef. You can enjoy for the sukiyaki (lots of veggies and mushrooms cooke...

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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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  • Matsusaka Beef via Conveyor Belt at Isshoubin!  Japan's "Top Three" Wagyu Brands — Specifically Matsusaka Beef

    Matsusaka Beef via Conveyor Belt at Isshoubin! Japan's "Top Three" Wagyu Brands — Specifically Matsusaka Beef

    There is only one other name in beef that one may dare utter in the presence of a god like Kobe: Matsusaka! Matsusaka cattle go through a very unique process to produce the highest-quality beef possible. Isshoubin has the same appeal as other yaki...

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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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  • Shoren-ji Temple Lake: Scenic Drive Through Timeless Countryside

    Shoren-ji Temple Lake: Scenic Drive Through Timeless Countryside

    I took a half day trip around a remote lake in Mie Prefecture. I encountered many happy surprises along the way. Some were beautiful, others were relaxing and some were delicious!

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  • Useful tools to offer information to international visitors when disasters occur

    Useful tools to offer information to international visitors when disasters occur

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  • Gozaisho Ski Resort- full of smiles of children. Going into a spacious silver world just by a ropeway ride !

    Gozaisho Ski Resort- full of smiles of children. Going into a spacious silver world just by a ropeway ride !

    Skiing is simply the best winter sport! Have you ever thought of enjoying an easy but enjoyable skiing experience in Japan? Gozaisho Ski Resort is simply the best, easily accessible spot to fulfill your dream. Wonderful views from the ropeway!...

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  • Aquaignis, the place with amazing bread, cake, meals, and hot spring! What about a luxurious day in this integrated resort with hotels?

    Aquaignis, the place with amazing bread, cake, meals, and hot spring! What about a luxurious day in this integrated resort with hotels?

    Aquaignis, the super-hot spot in Komono-cho, Mie prefecture. From star chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s mouth-watering desserts to natural pure Kataoka hot spring, it’s the integrated resort with glamour of “heart-healing” and “cuisine”. It’s perfect ...

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  • Let’s experience life in Japan’s countryside and taste brand Wagyu beef in the natural and green Taiki Town. How about making it your second hometown?

    Let’s experience life in Japan’s countryside and taste brand Wagyu beef in the natural and green Taiki Town. How about making it your second hometown?

    "Farm Stay" is a program for visitors to stay and experience life in Japan’s countryside while enjoying the nature of Japan. The inn introduced this time is located at "Taiki Town, the best hometown village in Japan”, where visit...

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  • The 2 selections of the "Spectacular View of the Ume in Mie" which is beautiful and romantic

    The 2 selections of the "Spectacular View of the Ume in Mie" which is beautiful and romantic

    During the end of February to the end of March, we know that the Spring has come when the plum flowers bloom. Also in Mie Prefecture, the beautiful pink flowers of plum bloom and color the bottom of Suzuka Mountains. Inabe-city Agricultural Park...

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  • Sizzling hot, wire-net grilled seafood is so delicious!  Let's go to try the Amagoya (woman divers hut) experience!

    Sizzling hot, wire-net grilled seafood is so delicious! Let's go to try the Amagoya (woman divers hut) experience!

    Do you know what "Ama" is? Ama is a woman who dives into the sea and catches shellfish or seaweeds. Women divers are registered as Japan's Intangible Cultural Heritage and there are only a few places in Japan where there are women d...

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  • 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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  • 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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