Tourist spot and Event

  • Kumano Kodo Omotenashi House

    Kumano Kodo Omotenashi House

    Visit a beautifully restored 130-year old house and learn how to make traditional Kumano-style Sanma zushi and Mehari zushi with friendly locals. After the lesson, you can relax and enjoy eating your delicious sushi creations.

    The seaside city of Kumano on the edge of Nigishima Bay is home to spectacular coastal views and a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes for visitors to enjoy. For anyone who would like to have a ha...

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  • Shorenjiko (Lake Shorenjiko)

    Shorenjiko (Lake Shorenjiko)

    Enjoy cherry blossoms and red coloring of leaves, as well as grape picking and strawberry picking.

    The Shorenji Dam, built on the Shorenji River, is located at the entrance of beaufiful "Kaochidani" Valley. On the surface of the dam, you will see reflections of the beautiful scenes of...

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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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  • Ebimaru

    Ebimaru

    An amazing restaurant that serves local seafood specialties in a relaxed and friendly atmostphere.

    Located in the stunning area of Okage Yokocho near Ise Grand Shrine, Ebimaru serves a range of seafood dishes and set meals for guests of all ages. The atmosphere is friendly and the prices are rea...

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  • Former Ozu Residence

    Former Ozu Residence

    Step inside the splendor and majesty of a wealthy merchant’s house built during feudal era Japan and surround yourself with the several hundred year old architecture. Explore this mansion and feel what it must have been like.

    A paper wholesaler during the Edo Period, the Ozu Seizaemon Family was one of Matsuzaka's best and most wealthy merchants, and moved quickly to set up a store in Edo (now Tokyo). Even now, that pa...

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  • Ninja Museum of Iga-ryu (Ninja House)

    Ninja Museum of Iga-ryu (Ninja House)

    You can get a thrilling experience as if you had sneaked into a ninja house.

    The exterior is a very common farmer's house with a straw-thatched roof, but there are plenty of traps for defense. A "Ku-no-ichi" (female ninja) will guide you through the house as she...

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  • Ise Miyagawa no Sato Hinakaya

    Ise Miyagawa no Sato Hinakaya

    This was the perfect place for people to really understand the wonders of Japanese food and the atmosphere that food is designed to be enjoyed in, connected to nature.

    This Japanese restaurant is located by the most beautiful water in one of the cleanest rivers in a natural rural setting, and it was awarded a Michelin star.The dishes offered here are made from ve...

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  • Bankyo Figure Museum

    Bankyo Figure Museum

    In Taki Town, the president of a pharmaceutical company has put his massive collection of pop culture figures on display to share it with the world.

    When people think about Japan, the country’s love of manga and anime often comes to mind. However, when foreigners visit, they are not always sure of how to best experience this unique element of J...

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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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  • Regional Consulting Company and Bank of Resources,  Ltd. NIU Cazacle Business

    Regional Consulting Company and Bank of Resources, Ltd. NIU Cazacle Business

    A historic and residential village able to attract people that are ready to enjoy cycling and being and surrounded by nature.

    This place is out of the way of the busy city and perfect for being able to take things slow to enjoy each other’s company. The couple that lives there and welcomes travelers allows us to quickly t...

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  • Experience "Kumanogawa" River on a "Sandanbo" sail boat

    Experience "Kumanogawa" River on a "Sandanbo" sail boat

    The route for pilgrimage to "Kumanokodo". The only world heritage that is a river.

    In the old days, the abdicated Emperor and noblemen used river boats to travel between "Kumano-Hongu Taisha" Shrine and "Kumano-Hayatama Taisha" Shrine. Because of that very ra...

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  • Mieken shinju

    Mieken shinju

    Mieken Shinju is a pearl specialty store where you can make your own pearl jewelry.

    The bright and spacious interior of Mieken Shinju is welcoming and displays a wide selection of pearl products at reasonable prices. Located in Ise-Shima, the heart of the Japanese pearl industry, ...

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  • Iga Ueno City Hotel

    Iga Ueno City Hotel

    Stay at a luxurious hotel with ninja themed rooms that will capture your imagination during your stay.

    The Iga Ueno City Hotel is a popular place to stay for people who come to Mie Prefecture in search of ninja experiences. Some of the rooms in the hotel are decorated with a ninja aesthetic in mind....

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  • Matsusaka Castle Ruins

    Matsusaka Castle Ruins

    Explore the impressive Matsusaka Castle Ruins and see why it was named a Japanese National Historic Site.

    The Matsusaka Castle Ruins are an incredible example of Japanese engineering and craftsmanship. The original castle was destroyed long ago, but the castle walls have stood the test of time. Walk ba...

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  • Utsukushiya

    Utsukushiya

    Utsukushiya is a modern refurbished B&B guesthouse in a traditional building where visitors can rent Matsusaka indigo-dyed cotton kimonos.

    Utsukushiya welcomes visitors to Matsusaka with warm hospitality and a passion for sharing the history and culture of the city. They serve famous Matsusaka Beef, offer comfortable accommodation and...

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  • Minomushian

    Minomushian

    One of the retreats in Iga City where Basho would write poetry.

    Minomushian is the only remaining retreat out of five that Basho used to frequent in Iga City. It is a simple house with a couple of tatami mat rooms. There is a serene garden space around the hous...

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  • Haiseiden

    Haiseiden

    A unique and reverent tribute to Basho that was built around 80 years ago.

    Haiseiden Hall was built close to Ueno Castle to honor the 300th anniversary of Basho’s birth and it is a beautiful tribute to one of Iga City’s most famous people. The distinctive circular design ...

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  • Hotel Seiryuso

    Hotel Seiryuso

    The Hotel Seiryuso is an oasis of culture and comfort in the mountains of Mie.

    Nestled deep in the mountains near Kumano in Mie Prefecture, the Hotel Seiryuso welcomes guests with warm hospitality and amazing service. A modern Japanese design aesthetic is present in every par...

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  • Ninja Samurai Kingdom Ise

    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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  • Kumi no Sato

    Kumi no Sato

    Learn about the traditional craft of making colorful kumihimo braided accessories at Kumi no Sato in Iga.

    Iga is a lovely city that is bursting with history and tradition. Most famous for being the birth place of ninja, there are many unique experiences that visitors can sign up for. For people who are...

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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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