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Mie

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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, local..

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..

Where to eat

Lobster Soft Ice Cream in Ise-Shima

Lobster Soft Ice Cream in Ise-Shima

Ise-Shima National Park, located on the coast area of Mie Prefecture, is well known for its fresh and tasty seafood cuisine. But, it apparently has some strange elements, too, as I soon found out. This area is blessed with abundant nutrition that fl..

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..

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-Shima National Park

Ise-Shima National Park

Ise-Shima is an area already on the itinerary for most visitors to Japan, but it is still surprising how few visitors make it far beyond the prominent Ise Jingu to explore the truly vast number of islands big and small, as well as the coastline bedec..

Nabana no Sato Winter Illuminations

Nabana no Sato Winter Illuminations

Winter season is here and one of Japan's best winter illuminations is Nabana No Sato, in Mie prefecture. Even though the annual illuminations have been ongoing annually for more than ten years, visitors are still mainly from within Japan, and is ..

Nabana No Sato Spring Illumination

Nabana No Sato Spring Illumination

Illumination events become one of the main attractions in Japan during winter. The sparkling lights decorate the dark sky that comes earlier than other seasons. However, you will get an unusual illumination display in Nabana No Sato Flower Park,..

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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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