Tourist spot and Event

  • Inabe City Nogyokoen (agricultural park)

    Inabe City Nogyokoen (agricultural park)

    The plum blossoms spread like carpet.

    Flowers of four seasons bloom throughout the year, but in particular, the extensive plum tree forests are magnificent! There are 4500 plum trees of 100 kinds blooming, that when you look down fro...

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  • Mt. Gozaisho/Gozaisho Ropeway

    Mt. Gozaisho/Gozaisho Ropeway

    Each time you visit, there is sure to be a new touching feeling caused by the different views of each season.

    The ropeway, which takes 12 minutes for a one way ride in the sky, has one of the biggest scales in the world. In spring, azaleas bloom all over, in summer, it is so cool that even the red dragonfl...

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  • "Suzuka no Mori Teien" (Suzuka Forest Garden)

    "Suzuka no Mori Teien" (Suzuka Forest Garden)

    The view of weeping plum blossoms blooming with the Suzuka Mountain Range in the background is spectacular.

    "The spectacuar ""Kureha Shidare"" blooms many large, pink blossoms early in the spring, shows its large, beautiful and attractive form of ""weeping branches"...

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  • Nabana no Sato (Flower Garden)

    Nabana no Sato (Flower Garden)

    One of the largest in Japan! Both the illumination and the flower garden are overwhelming!

    At "Nabana-no-Sato", you can see various flowers and trees through the four seasons. The seasonal events which can be enjoyed from spring to winter are popular. The spring time flower ...

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  • Ise-Azuchimomoyama Jokamachi (Ninja Samurai Kingdom Ise)

    Ise-Azuchimomoyama Jokamachi (Ninja Samurai Kingdom Ise)

    In a luxuriously reproduced castle town of the Azuchi era, experience gourmet, hot spring, samurai and ninja.

    A theme park where you can experience history and culture of the Azuchi-Momoyama era. A town carrying an atmosphere of the era spreads surrounding the Azuchijo Castle, and there is a lineup of a ...

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  • Maruyamasenmaida (Maruyama Terraced Rice Fields)

    Maruyamasenmaida (Maruyama Terraced Rice Fields)

    The spectacular view which was chosen as one of the 100 most beautiful terraced rice fields of Japan.

    There are many small paddy fields in the Maruyama area of Kumano City and it is called a thousand plate fields. The landscape is wonderful, and it is said to be the best landscape of terraced padd...

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  • Meotoiwa (rocks of the married couple)

    Meotoiwa (rocks of the married couple)

    Raise the luck for a successful love at the famous matchmaking power spot!

    The couple rocks have been regarded as a torii (an entrance gate of shrine) for worshiping the Japanese Goddess of the Sun from ancient times. A great thick, sacred, straw rope connects the hasba...

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  • Ama (woman diver) hut "Hachiman-kamado"

    Ama (woman diver) hut "Hachiman-kamado"

    The active women divers "Ama" will hand-grill seafood in a real Ama hut.

    You will be able to eat the fresh seafood of Ise-Shima just caught by the women divers in a real woman diver's hut located close by the fishing area, listening to the cheerful talks of the women di...

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  • Oyster Road of Toba - Uramura

    Oyster Road of Toba - Uramura

    If you want to have an "Oysters all-you-can-eat", then go to Uramura!

    Mie's recommendation in winter is definitely oysters! If you wish to eat a stomachful of oysters, then you should go to Toba!! Take the prefectural road connecting Toba and Shima, ""Pearl...

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  • Oharai-machi

    Oharai-machi

    A town that developed near the gate of Ise Jingu Shrine. Visitors are sure to feel at ease by the old fashioned atmosphere.

    After worshiping at Ise Jingu, take a stroll in the old town. From the Ujibashi Bridge, which is the entrance to Naiku, there is a stone-paved alley stretching along the Isuzugawa River, and stand...

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  • Okage Yokocho

    Okage Yokocho

    A town that developed near the gate of Ise Jingu Shrine. A district that is particularly popular and crowded.

    "Okage Yokocho" is in the middle of "Oharai-machi", a town that developed near the gate of Ise Jingu Shrine's Naiku. There are many little stalls like you see at fairs, and ev...

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  • Onigajo

    Onigajo

    The cliffs that look like demons are most certainly a unique view!

    Onigajo, a work of art created by nature through geological protrusion, erosion and weathering, is a cliff that continues for 1 km along the Kumanonada Sea. It is designated as Japan's Scenic Spo...

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  • Ise Meotoiwa Interactive Aquarium "Ise Sea Paradise"

    Ise Meotoiwa Interactive Aquarium "Ise Sea Paradise"

    The distance is surprisingly zero centimeter! It's an aquarium really permitting touching!!

    An aquarium that allows you to look at the animals closely, touch them, and even feel the temperature. The aquarium has the record of winning "5th place in the popular aquariums of Japan sec...

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  • The "Doro-kyo" Valley (Doro-haccho)

    The "Doro-kyo" Valley (Doro-haccho)

    The unusually shaped rocks and the green water surface are the artwork created by nature.

    The large valley is designated as Japan's Special Place of Scenic Beauty. The serene beauty of the river water has been known from the old times, and visitors will be overwhelmed by the spectacul...

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  • Ise-Shima Skyline

    Ise-Shima Skyline

    There are plenty of spots where you can enjoy magnificent views! A driveway connecting Ise and Toba.

    The grand panorama of Isewan Bay is magnificent! The vast Ise Plain and the sea of pearl spangled with several large and small islands expand ahead, and beyond the mountains of Jingu Shrine, you w...

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  • Kashikojima España Cruise (Ago Bay cruise)

    Kashikojima España Cruise (Ago Bay cruise)

    Cruise ship styled after the Spanish tall ship of the 16th century Age of Exploration.

    Go on a luxurious and comfortable 50 minutes cruise on the cruise ship "Esperanza", which is built to resemble a Spanish tall ship of the 16th century Age of Exploration, along the deep b...

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  • Ishigami-san (Shinmei Jinja Shrine)

    Ishigami-san (Shinmei Jinja Shrine)

    At least one wish of a woman will be granted.

    The "Ishigami-san" (Stone God) on the grounds of Shinmei Jinja Shrine is worshipped by the women divers since the old days as a god who "grants at least one wish of a woman". ...

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  • Kaochidani (Kaochi Valley)

    Kaochidani (Kaochi Valley)

    The Kaochi Valley which follows the Shorenji River, a tributary of the Nabari River, is a valley called "Yabakei of Kansai," and has 8 kilometers of continuous rock formations with column...

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  • Mikimoto Pearl Island

    Mikimoto Pearl Island

    The birthplace of Mikimoto Pearls, internationally renowned for their high quality.

    Mikimoto Pearl Island, a green lush island sitting on Toba Bay, is the very first place in the world that succeeded in culturing pearls. On the large island, there are facilities such as the Pear...

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  • Yokoyama Tenboudai (Yokoyama Lookout Point)

    Yokoyama Tenboudai (Yokoyama Lookout Point)

    A place where you can get a superb view of the glittering Ago Bay.

    You can get the entire view of the Ago Bay with the beauty of the rias coast from the elevation of 203 m! The view overlooking the Ago Bay, which consists of a complexly indented coastline and nu...

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Recommendations on seasonal best

  • 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 to...

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  • 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...

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  • Face-to-Face with the Real Diving Heroines of Ise Shima at Ama Hut Satoumian

    As you’re probably well aware, Japan loves seafood. And not just the fish and octopus that we’re used to, but a whole plethora of marine life is down in the depths, digestible, delicious, and demanding to be harvested...

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  • Into the Mountain! A Quest for Hot Springs via Kumano’s Torokko Train!

    The quiet mountain town of Kumano City is most famous for the Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage trail that leads to various shrines in Mie and Wakayama prefectures. Completing the pilgrimage is nothing short of a spi...

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  • Delighting the Senses in Kuwana City with Rokkaen and Hamaguri Clams

    I’d stopped at Kuwana Station many times in the past. A few times for work, usually to change trains though, and I had no idea what I was missing by just scooting through. After spending a day running around the quiet...

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