Tourist spot and Event

  • Banko no Sato Center

    Banko no Sato Center

    See an extensive display of traditional Banko ware ceramic art at Banko no Sato Center and make unique pottery in the workshops with the guidance of expert instructors.

    Banko no Sato Center displays and sells an extensive range of traditional Banko ware teapots, earthenware and tableware in Yokkaichi. It is also a community hub that celebrates the historical impor...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Takada Honzan Senjyuji

    Takada Honzan Senjyuji

    Located in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture. In general, the name is called Takada Honzan. Within the vast site, there are two buildings designated as national treasures and 11 buildings designated as na...

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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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  • Suzuka Circuit

    Suzuka Circuit

    A sheer excitement for lovers of automobiles! One big recreational park with attractions related to automobiles.

    While this huge vehicle-centered leisure land consists mainly of international racing course where big races like "F1 Japan", "GP" and "Suzuka 8" are held, it also con...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The statue of Matsuo Basho

    The statue of Matsuo Basho

    A statue of Basho proudly shows that Iga City is the birthplace of the haiku master.

    Matsuo Basho is a celebrated poet and artist from Iga City. Throughout Japan he is well-known and respected for his writing skills and development of the haiku style. He also represents the spirit ...

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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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  • Shima Nature School

    Shima Nature School

    This is a place to interact with nature where adults and children can enjoy activities for those who love nature.

    Shima Nature School is based in Tomoyama Park. It faces Ago Bay, which has a distinctive coastline of the Rias coast that Mie is famous for. It offers a variety of outdoor activities to experience ...

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  • Geku-sando (lane leading to Geku)

    Geku-sando (lane leading to Geku)

    A section of the town with a mature atmosphere where you can browse fashionable shops.

    The passage of a 5 minute walk connecting Iseshi Station and Geku is quiet and has a reserved atmosphere unike the lively Monzenmachi of Naiku. There are many shops that have newly opened, and ther...

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  • Ise Jingu Geku (Toyo'uke-daijingu)

    Ise Jingu Geku (Toyo'uke-daijingu)

    "Oise-mairi" (pilgrimage to Ise Jingu Shrine) starts from "Geku". The god and guardian of three essentials of human life, namely cloth, food and shelter, are to be worshipped.

    Whereas Naiku of Ise Jingu is dedicated to Amaterasu-Omikami, Geku is dedicated to Toyo'uke-no-Omikami, who is believed to be the guardian of three essentials of human life, cloth, food and shelter...

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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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