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

  • Events 20170104130753
    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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  • Events 20161220114425
    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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  • Events 20161215155328
    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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  • Events 20161213135637
    Mie Ise city

    Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)

    Taiko temple located in the middle of Mt. Otonashi will held “Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)” on Sunday, 12th February 2017. It is 18th January of lunar calendar, especiall...

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  • Events 20161207085518
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun festival

    “Setsubun festival” will be held on Friday 3rd January, 2017, at Futami-Okitama shrine. To drive out evil spirit, at first getting rid of red demon and blue demon, and then the ...

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  • Events 20161205114308
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun market in Okage Yokocho Street

    From Saturday 21th January to Friday 3rd February next year, “Setsubun market” will be held in Okage Yokocho Street. It was thought that Setsubun day (the day before the beginni...

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  • Events 20161108182333
    Mie Ise city

    Yudate Shinto ritual

    Every year on January 14th, Yudate Shinto ritual will be held at Eino Shrine of the enclave Futami Okitama Shrine. Shinto priests purify parishioners over their head with bamboo...

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  • Events 20161104104706
    Mie Ise city

    Celebratory New Year's Rice Cake Cutting

    Every year on January 11th, locals celebrate with “New Year’s rice cake with red bean soup” in Okage alley. It’s an event to welcome the gods of the New Year, and the kagami moc...

    Read More
  • Events 20161028164307
    Mie Ise city

    “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi ( The old Year and the New Year ) ”

    From Saturday 31st December to the national holiday 1st January 2016, “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi” will be held. ("Yukutoshi Kurutoshi" means "The old Year and the New Ye...

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  • Events 20161026085435
    Mie Ise city

    Jingu dedication of mochi pounding

    On Monday 26th December, “Jingu dedication of mochi pounding” will be held on the dedication stage of Sengu Museum in Geku, Ise Jingu. Pounded are rice cakes given to visitors G...

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  • Shopping 20160226091957
    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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  • Shopping 20150414035112
    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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  • Shopping 20150414034938
    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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  • Shopping 20150414034834
    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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  • Shopping 20150414034833
    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 20170104130753
    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 ...

    Read More
  • Events 20161220114425
    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...

    Read More
  • Events 20161215155328
    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...

    Read More
  • Events 20161213135637
    Mie Ise city

    Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)

    Taiko temple located in the middle of Mt. Otonashi will held “Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)” on Sunday, 12th February 2017. It is 18th January of lunar calendar, especiall...

    Read More
  • Events 20161207085518
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun festival

    “Setsubun festival” will be held on Friday 3rd January, 2017, at Futami-Okitama shrine. To drive out evil spirit, at first getting rid of red demon and blue demon, and then the ...

    Read More
  • Events 20161205114308
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun market in Okage Yokocho Street

    From Saturday 21th January to Friday 3rd February next year, “Setsubun market” will be held in Okage Yokocho Street. It was thought that Setsubun day (the day before the beginni...

    Read More
  • Events 20161108182333
    Mie Ise city

    Yudate Shinto ritual

    Every year on January 14th, Yudate Shinto ritual will be held at Eino Shrine of the enclave Futami Okitama Shrine. Shinto priests purify parishioners over their head with bamboo...

    Read More
  • Events 20161104104706
    Mie Ise city

    Celebratory New Year's Rice Cake Cutting

    Every year on January 11th, locals celebrate with “New Year’s rice cake with red bean soup” in Okage alley. It’s an event to welcome the gods of the New Year, and the kagami moc...

    Read More
  • Events 20161028164307
    Mie Ise city

    “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi ( The old Year and the New Year ) ”

    From Saturday 31st December to the national holiday 1st January 2016, “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi” will be held. ("Yukutoshi Kurutoshi" means "The old Year and the New Ye...

    Read More
  • Events 20161026085435
    Mie Ise city

    Jingu dedication of mochi pounding

    On Monday 26th December, “Jingu dedication of mochi pounding” will be held on the dedication stage of Sengu Museum in Geku, Ise Jingu. Pounded are rice cakes given to visitors G...

    Read More
  • Transportation 20160816235229
    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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  • 1 20150414034509

    Ama Hut Experience

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

  • 2 20150414034507

    Iga-the Land of Ninja

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

  • 3 20150414034507

    Mikimoto Pearl Island

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

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