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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  •   Hajikami-toge (Kumanokodo Iseji)

    Hajikami-toge (Kumanokodo Iseji)

    The 147 meters high Hajikami-toge Pass is part of the historic Kumano kodo pilgrimage trails. The trail offers two scenic routes to the pass and visitors can appreciate a wonderful view of the Kumano Sea from when they reach the top.

    The historic Kumano kodo pilgrimage trails offer a diverse range of trekking experiences for all levels of hikers. The Hajikami-toge Pass near Kihoku Town is about 3.5 km long and takes most people...

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  • Magose-toge (Kumanokodo Iseji)

    Magose-toge (Kumanokodo Iseji)

    The stone pavement and the beautiful forest. This is a popular ridge on Kumanokodo-Iseji route.

    The stone paved path, which is said to be the best on the Kumanokodo-Iseji route, continues all the way into the cypress tree forest. There are many historical sites such as the "Yonaki-Jizo...

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  • Ise Jingu Naiku (Kotaijingu)

    Ise Jingu Naiku (Kotaijingu)

    Go on a pilgrimage to the most sacred place in Japan.

    In the old days, Ise Jingu Shrine was at the top of all the shrines in Japan, and many Japanese "desired to visit there at least once in their lifetime". Amaterasu-Omikami, who is beli...

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  • Wadakin

    Wadakin

    As if the beef melts on your tongue. The restaurant is so famous that the name "Wadakin" is almost synonymous with Matsusaka beef.

    Wadakin is a top-notch restaurant established in the early Meiji era serving Matsusaka beef dishes. It is so famous that its name is almost synonymous with Matsusaka beef. Wadakin owns a large ranc...

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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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  • Itsukinomiya Hall for Historical Experience

    Itsukinomiya Hall for Historical Experience

    This hall built in the style called shinden-zukuri is modeled after the residences of the nobles in the Heian period (the 8th-12th century). through many types of interactive exhibitions, you can g...

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  • Pearl Miki

    Pearl Miki

    A humble little hut tucked away beside Ago Bay, you can harvest your own pearl and make an accessory out of it.

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  • Kiho Town Hisetsu Falls Camp Site

    Kiho Town Hisetsu Falls Camp Site

    It is located 25 minutes by car from JR Shingu Station. This camping facility offers a tent site, cottages, and many activities.

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  • Asamadake Kongoshoji Temple

    Asamadake Kongoshoji Temple

    Kongoshoji Temple is located near the summit of Mt. Asama in Mie Prefecture, and protects the northeast (= unlucky direction) of Ise Jingu Shrine. As sung in the famous Ise ondo (dance song): “If y...

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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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  • Marina Kawage and EL CABALLO

    Marina Kawage and EL CABALLO

    Marina Kawage is a marina with a café restaurant that provides BBQ by the sea where you can enjoy your meal while listening to the waves and enjoying the view of boats at the dock. Reservation is r...

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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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