Mie

historic culture and products from mountains and sea.

There are a lot of spots we proud such as hometown of Japanese's mind, Ise Jingu, top of all 80,000 shrines in Japan. Origin land of Iga Ninja also birthplace of Basho Mtasuo, Iga Ueno. Suzuka Racing circuit where Formula 1 Japan GP is held.World heritage KumanoKodo, Aoyama Kogen resort with panoramic view of Ise Bay. Mecca of mountain worship Forty-Eight Waterfalls of Akame, Ago bay with Rias coastline, Meoto Iwa in Futamiura, Tokaido Sekijuku where townscape of Edo era preserved.

There are also many leisure spots. Nagashima Spa Land is the biggest leisure land in western Japan, Nabana no sato, Shima Spanish Village, Toba aquarium, Mikimoto Pearl Island with performance of Ama, fisherwoman.

Not only famous Matsuzaka beef, pearl and Ise shrimp, also Ise tea, Ise hijiki seaweed, Matoya oyster, Iga-yaki and Iga beef are special products of Mie brand.
Recommended place to satisfy foreigner especially who are interested in history, folklore and Japanese culture with historic sites from Jomon era, historic town and festivals from both ancient and middle age or mysteric locations.

Timeline of Mie

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    Mie Shima City

    Mt. Fuji seen from the other side of the sea

    Although the Shima region is about 200km away from Mt. Fuji, when the winter weather clears up it becomes possible to view the majestic mountain from this place. Mt. Fuji as see...

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    Mie Shima City

    Enjoy a cycling tour among natural beauty of Ise Shima

    The only officially licenced Bianchi cycling tour in Japan, in this luxurious cycling experience through the stunning natural surroundings of Ise Shima, the very best is done to...

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    Mie Shima City

    "Women divers" The Oldest Women's Job

    Women divers dive free to catch fishes or see plants. Thay exist only in Japan and Korea. There are many women divers around Ise Shima area and there are around 700 divers. It...

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    Mie Shima City

    Ise-Shima, Home of Pearl

    The history of pearl cultivation in the world started here from Ise-Shima. Mikimoto Kōkichi et al., founders of current MIKIMOTO pearls succeeded in culturing pearls for the fi...

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    Mie Shima City

    The Season of Matoya Oyster from November

    Matoya-Oyster is a top quality of oyster and is adored by the knowledgeable gourmets. This oyster of Matoya grew in the rias coastline of Matoya Bay and has a rich taste and nut...

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    Mie Shima City

    The season of Japanese Spiny Lobster from October

    Matoya-Oyster is a top quality of oyster and is adored by the knowledgeable gourmets. This oyster of Matoya grew in the rias coastline of Matoya Bay and has a rich taste and nut...

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    Mie Ise city

    Ise Confectionary Expo 2017

    Japan’s biggest snack & confectionary festival, Ise Okashi Expo, will take place this year from Friday 21st April to Sunday 14th May. Held for the first time in the Meiji era ...

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    Mie Ise city

    Taiko temple Wisteria Festival

    At Taiko temple, “Wisteria Festival” is held from Saturday 22nd April to Sunday 7th May, that 7 to 8 kinds of wisteria bloom including Ryujin wisteria of 150 year old. The wiste...

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    Mie Ise city

    Spring Kagura Festival

    Since 1945, Kagura festival has been held twice a year, spring and fall, with the purpose of giving the public more opportunity to come in contact with the Gagaku Music. This y...

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    Mie Ise city

    La Festa Primavera 2017

    During April 14th - 17th, "La Festa Primavera 2017" will be held between Nagoya and Kyoto. This event is based on Italian car race called "Mile Miglia" held from 1927 and also ...

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    Mie Matsusaka city

    Try honey in Matsujiro’s store! High popular honey brand for your souvenir and take out!

    If you are looking for souvenirs in Japan, let’s take a look at Matsujiro’s store! It has not only souvenirs but also some sweets to eat while you are walking. “Matsujiro’s st...

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    Mie

    Oharai Machi ・Okage Yokocho

    Oharaimachi and Okageyokocho, located just in front of Ize jingu Naiku Shrine, have many souvenir shops and restaurants serving local food and make for a great place to visit af...

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    Mie

    Toba Marche

    'Toba Marche' Farmers' market will open at the front of Toba station this autumn on 14th Oct (Tue) . They offer you farm and marine products that the local people are proud of w...

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    Mie

    Otsuna Chaya, Restaurants & Shops.

    Otsuna Chaya(Restaurants & Shops) is Located right next to so called the oldest shrine in Japan "Hanano Iwana" registered as a World Heritage Place. It was opened in April 200...

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    Mie

    Onigajo centre

    Onigajo centre located next to a world heritage site Onigajo finished its renovation and reopened in August, 2013 The access to Onigajo centre became convenient as well thanks...

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  • Events Thumb1 20170131085416
    Mie Ise city

    Ise Confectionary Expo 2017

    Japan’s biggest snack & confectionary festival, Ise Okashi Expo, will take place this year from Friday 21st April to Sunday 14th May. Held for the first time in the Meiji era ...

    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20170127131338
    Mie Ise city

    Taiko temple Wisteria Festival

    At Taiko temple, “Wisteria Festival” is held from Saturday 22nd April to Sunday 7th May, that 7 to 8 kinds of wisteria bloom including Ryujin wisteria of 150 year old. The wiste...

    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20170125112412
    Mie Ise city

    Spring Kagura Festival

    Since 1945, Kagura festival has been held twice a year, spring and fall, with the purpose of giving the public more opportunity to come in contact with the Gagaku Music. This y...

    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20170123113653
    Mie Ise city

    La Festa Primavera 2017

    During April 14th - 17th, "La Festa Primavera 2017" will be held between Nagoya and Kyoto. This event is based on Italian car race called "Mile Miglia" held from 1927 and also ...

    Read More
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    Mie Ise city

    Jingu Hono Grand Sumo Match

    On April 2, "Jingu Hono Grand Sumo" Match will be held at the Jingu Sumo ring inside Jingu Hall. Live matches of Sumo, which is Japan's national sport, is a whole different s...

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    Mie Ise city

    Isshiki-Noh

    Isshiki-Noh will be performed at Isshiki-cho public hall on March 12. Isshiki-Noh has a rich, long history of about 450 years, started by the company ""Wayaza"" in late 15C, a ...

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    Mie Ise city

    Hatsuuma Festival

    Hatsuuma Festival is held at Matsuokannon-ji on March 7 (Tus) and 8 (Wed). From ancient times, it does not matter unlucky year, there is a custom to visit Kannon on the day of ...

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    Mie Ise city

    Ohinasama-Meguri, Hina Dolls Tour of Futami

    On March 3, Hinamatsuri, or Hina Festival is celebrated in Japan, the annual girls day. It is a long standing tradition to decorate the houses and shops with a special set of ""...

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    Mie Ise city

    Road relay race of Cities & towns in Mie

    “Road relay race of Cities & towns in Mie” is held on Sunday 19th February. Ten runners chosen from each cities and towns will run in the relay road race for 42.195 km from Mi...

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    Mie Ise city

    Okage-Yokocho Hinamatsuri Festival

    Okage-Yokocho’s Hinamatsuri festival will be held this year from Saturday 18th February to Friday the 3rd of March. A festival dating back as far as the Heian period (794 – 1185...

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    Mie Ise city

    Jingu Limousine

    Convenient express bus “Jingu Limousine” is running between Centrair (Chubu international airport) and Ise. This bus connects “Tsu nagisamachi”, where an express ship to Centrai...

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    Mie Shima City

    Ise-Shima, Home of Pearl

    The history of pearl cultivation in the world started here from Ise-Shima. Mikimoto Kōkichi et al., founders of current MIKIMOTO pearls succeeded in culturing pearls for the fi...

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    Mie Ise city

    Ise-Shunkei

    Ise-Shunkei is the traditional lacquerware of Ise region. Its history dates back all the way to Muromachi period (14-16C). It is said that the carpenters who built shrines rece...

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    Mie Kuwana city

    Kuwana's 'Thousand Paper Cranes'

    In Kuwana, cranes are legendary birds - prevalent in folklore that has been handed down for generations. In the Edo era, the head priest of Choenji temple, Gido (also known as...

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    Mie Kuwana city

    Kuwana mochi wheat

    How can you not love this springy texture of Kuwana mochi wheat? Kuwana mochi wheat is the Japanese wheat harvested in Mie prefecture. Because they got glutinous in their star...

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    Mie Matsusaka city

    Matsusaka Momen

    Matsusaka Momen(cotton) is one of the special product in Matsusaka city in Mie prefecture. Merchant from Matsusaka made this stylish stripe popular in Edo, former Tokyo. You are...

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    Mie Matsusaka city

    Do you like green tea? Come to taste the real!

    Green tea has been getting more and more popular nowadays. Matsusaka is well-known for deep-steamed green tea, and is No.1 in Kansai area. The iconic deep-steamed tea is made ...

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    Mie Kuwana city

    Shigureni

    Shigureni is a Japanese cuisine. Its name comes from Shigure Hamaguri (clam stew) that Shiko Kagami (Basho Matsuo's pupil) created. Shigure Hamaguri became famous from its name ...

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    Mie Kuwana city

    Kuwana Casting

    "Chuzo" (casting) is a method of metal working, which to put "yoto" (melted metal)in "igata" (casting mold) and cool it. Metal made with this method is called "imono". This met...

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    Ama Hut Experience

    Ama is woman divers who have lived by collecting abalone and other sea products by means of skin ...

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    Iga-the Land of Ninja

    People who use ninjutsu are called ninja. Ninjutsu is not a combat technique but a strategic art ...

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    Mikimoto Pearl Island

    Mikimoto Pearl Island where Kokichi Mikimoto first succeeded in creating a pearl is the birthplac...

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