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Mie

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Yokkaichi

Yokkaichi

Although not the capital of Mie Prefecture, Yokkaichi City is the most populous city, boasting some 314,393 (2010 census figures). The city of Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture received it’s name from having been a market town, developed during the Azuchi- Momoyama Period (circa 1568-1603). In those..

Matsusaka

Matsusaka

Matsusaka City, based in central Mie prefecture, is located just a few hours south of Nagoya and Kyoto, on the Kii peninsula. For those looking to escape the well-trodden tourist trail, a detour down to Matsusaka can take you on a mini adventure across mountaintop temples, unforgettable hikes, loca..

Tsu

Tsu

Tsu City is the capital of Mie Prefecture. It’s home to 284,969 people (July 2011 figures), covers a land mass of some 401 square kilometers. Situated on the west coast of Ise Bay, Tsu was originally a strategically important castle town, surrounded by Suzuka and Kameyama in the north, Matsusa..

Dining

Lunch at Hachimankamado

Lunch at Hachimankamado

Hachmankamado is a wonderful seaside experience, in which you can eat seafood cooked over an open fire in little huts, as was done in the olden days by ama, or lady pearl divers. Lunch is served by elderly woman dressed like the famous divers. The f..

Cuccagna Italian Cafe & Restaurant

Cuccagna Italian Cafe & Restaurant

A warm glow was emanating from the windows of the little, two-story cafe as we drove by for the third time. The red, green, and white stripes were hanging just above the restaurant sign. "Cuccagna, must be Italian," I said to my husband. It..

All Hail The Strawberry King!

All Hail The Strawberry King!

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, and I’m sure you will, is to pick and EAT as many strawberries as you can in 30 minutes! Condensed milk will be supplied. Just outside of Kuwana City in Mie Prefecture is the Tado Green Farm, opened..

Places to stay

Tsumugiya Guesthouse

Tsumugiya Guesthouse

For a dose of homely hospitality, check in to Tsumugiya, an artsy guesthouse situated close to the Kawasaki quarter in Ise town. Housed in a 100-year-old merchant's building, the quaint and intimate guesthouse has lots of warmth and character. B..

Hotel Wellness Suzukaji

Hotel Wellness Suzukaji

If you are looking for a quiet ryokan to spend a few days soaking your troubles away, but is still convenient to get to, HMI Hotel Group's Hotel Wellness Suzukaji could be the right choice for you. Komono is a town to the north of Mie, known his..

Toba Hot Springs

Toba Hot Springs

Many Japanese consider the combination of seafood and onsen (hot springs) the best possible relaxing getaway. Toba has some fabulous onsen hotels – in fact, there are 57 such onsen hotels spread out across 9 areas along the Toba coastline. Typi..

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Ise Katagami Museum

Ise Katagami Museum

Have you ever heard of Ise katagami? t is a beautiful and artistic traditional Japanese art, closely related to stencil cutting. It has been used as an elegant way to decorate patterns on kimono and clothes, and is now most used for design and delica..

Muslim-friendly Tour in Ise-Shima

Muslim-friendly Tour in Ise-Shima

Ise-Shima is improving their Muslim-friendly tourism facilities to attract more Muslim tourists coming to this Japanese national park. Muslim-friendly tourism is fairly new in Japan but on the rise. Answering to the rising number of foreign tourists..

Motopia Amusement Park at Suzuka

Motopia Amusement Park at Suzuka

Japan is home to manifold amazing amusement parks, many built during the boom years and now showing some age. Many of them have gone out of business over the years as well, so you know the ones that have survived are doing things ..

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About mie

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CapitalTsu
Population1,854,724
Area5,774.39 sq. km

Mie is home to the Ise Jingu, Japan’s holiest shrine and dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. And the Jingu is only just the first in a long list of a wide variety of activities Mie tourists can enjoy.

Those interested in Japanese culture might want to visit Iga Ueno Castle and the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, as well as the World Heritage Site Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage route. For families, Nagashima Spa Land, the Suzuka Circuit, and the aquarium and hot springs in Toba might be more suitable.

For couples, the Meoto-Iwa (literally “Wedded Rocks”) at Futamigaura and Nabana no Sato (known for its brilliant illuminations in the winter) are two romantic date spots.

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