Tourist spot and Event

  • Ozawa Confectionery

    Ozawa Confectionery

    Eat a sweet snack at a family-owned business that makes famous ninja cookies with a traditional recipe.

    The Ozawa Confectionery has been making katayaki for many generations. These cookies are famous for being the hardest in Japan. They are so hard that each package is sold with a tiny wooden mallet ...

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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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  • Toba Aquarium

    Toba Aquarium

    The number of breeding species is the largest in Japan! An aquarium that keeps approximately 1,200 species of animals.

    The number of breeding species is the largest in Japan!! The Toba Aquarium keeps approximately 30,000 creatures of 1,200 species from the sea and river. In particular, this is the only place in Jap...

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  • Yunokuchi Onsen

    Yunokuchi Onsen

    Enjoy the unique pleasures of bathing in a mountain forest at Yunokuchi Onsen.

    The Yunokuchi Onsen offers guests a special bathing experience deep in the mountains. With pools of various designs located inside and outside, bathers can enjoy the natural hot springs any way the...

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  • Basho Memorial Museum

    Basho Memorial Museum

    See a collection of scrolls and maps from Matsuo Basho’s writing and travels.

    The Basho Memorial Museum is located in Ueno Park near Ueno Castle in Iga City. It may be small in size, but it contains an impressive collection of scrolls of poems written by one of the most cele...

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  • Sightseeing Limited Express "Shimakaze"

    Sightseeing Limited Express "Shimakaze"

    Travel to Ise-Shima on a luxurious train.

    A luxurious express train that connects Osaka-Namba, Kyoto, Kintetsu-Nagoya Stations and Kashikojima Station, which was the region where Ise-Shima G7 Summit was held in 2016. Don't you wish to trav...

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  • Tategasaki

    Tategasaki

    See the breathtaking basalt pillars of Tategasaki from a pleasure boat cruise of Nigishima Bay. You will also visit the Blue Grotto of Kumano and experience the spectacular rias coast from the best vantage point possible.

    The rias coastline around Nigishima Bay in Kumano City has some of the most incredible rock formations you will see anywhere. Formed from cooling lava around 14 million years ago, the unique basalt...

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  • Hana no Iwaya Shrine

    Hana no Iwaya Shrine

    Hana no Iwaya is one of Japan’s oldest shrines and is written about in the “Nihon Shoki”, the second-oldest book of Japanese history. The main point of worship is a 45-meter high rock that towers over visitors as they stand at the base of the rock face.

    The shrine is dedicated to a towering 45-meter high rock that looms over visitors as they approach and enter the enclosed area at the base of the rock. Worshippers from across Japan are drawn to p...

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  • Ise-Shima Skydiving Club (Taso Shirahama Beach)

    Ise-Shima Skydiving Club (Taso Shirahama Beach)

    The Ise-Shima Skydiving Club offers helicopter skydiving experiences for anyone looking for a thrill, including first-timers. Two English-speaking instructors are available to take adventure seekers 10,000 feet over Ago Bay for the view of a lifetime.

    Located at Taso Shirahama Beach that looks out into the spectacular Ago Bay, the Ise-Shima Skydiving club offers a unique experience for anyone looking for high-flying adventure. They are one of ...

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  • "Kuwana Ishidori Matsuri" Festival

    "Kuwana Ishidori Matsuri" Festival

    Ongoing blast of huge noise!! The noisiest festival in Japan.

    Known as the ""Noisiest festival in Japan"" or the ""Weirdest festival of the nation"". Over 30 gorgeously gorgeously decorated festival floats equipped wit...

    Dates of the event
    Starts at 0:00 of Saturday, the day before the first Sunday of every August and ends at late night of Sunday.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ise Kawasaki

    Ise Kawasaki

    Enjoy an atmospheric stroll around the old kura warehouse town, once known as “the Kitchen of Ise.” It is filled with cafes and shops inside renovated storehouses. White-plastered merchant houses a...

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  • GRAMP DOME Ise Kashikojima

    GRAMP DOME Ise Kashikojima

    The Tokai area’s first dome-shaped glamping facility opened in August 2019. The 15 white, dome-shaped tents stand out against the expansive area of roughly 10,000 sq. meters. A beautiful expanse o...

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  • Rokkaen

    Rokkaen

    Completed in 1913, Rokkaen is an old European building with a four-story tower combined with a Japanese-style structure. It boasts a garden in front complete with a pond. It was built by Josiah Con...

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  • Akafuku

    Akafuku

    Housed inside an ancient kiritsuma-zukuri-style (gable roof) structure with a gold sign indicating its establishment in 1707, this store preserves traditional tastes and atmosphere with its large r...

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  • Onigura

    Onigura

    At 200 meters high and 500 meters wide, Onigura’s precipitous rock face gleaming in the sun among the verdant trees is nothing short of breathtaking. It was once a place where worshippers gathered ...

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  • Torokko Minecart

    Torokko Minecart

    The town of Kiwa in Mie Prefecture’s Kumano City was once famous for mining, and its deep history shows that copper has been excavated there for over 1,200 years. An old torokko minecart and engine...

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  • Aquaignis

    Aquaignis

    An integrated resort in Yunoyama Onsen operating with the concept of combined effect of healing and food.

    8 minute walk from Kintetsu "Yunoyama-onsen" Station. A modern architechture abruptly appears in a quiet area surrounded by mountains. At Aquaignis, which was built in Yunoyama Onsen ...

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Recommendations on seasonal best

  • 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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