MIE

3 Things That Make This Illumination Wonderland a Must-Visit in Japan

With the recent hype about Mie’s ninja museums (伊賀流忍者博物館) and trick houses, you may be lured to go out of your way just to catch a glimpse of these innovative and fun attractions. Yet, another thing you need to know is that beyond shinobis (ninjas) and shurikens, Mie (三重) has another ace up its sleeve…

Feel the Adrenaline With the World’s Longest Roller Coaster in Japan!

When it comes to surprises, Japan never disappoints. From ingenious food designs to over the top tourist attractions, the country just seems to have lots of outside-the-box ideas to show on the table and Steel Dragon 2000 is one of them. eskeipism.net/ Steel Dragon 2000 It’s Japan’s second fastest roller coaster ride (153 km/hr) located…

Enjoy the Authentic Charm and Traditional Japanese Buildings in Oharai Machi!

Oharai machi is known to be a cathedral town in the Ise City of Mie Prefecture which runs between the entrance to the Inner Shrine and Prefectural Route 32. It is actually a small side street which is home to many vendors selling specialty goods and restaurants serving delicious meals. With souvenir shops and well-established…

Experience the Passion and Excitement of Spain right here in Japan!

Shima Spain Village (also known as Parque Espana) is located in Shima of Mie Prefecture. There is so much to do there with plenty of tourist attractions, restaurants, shops, and even fiestas (shows) available. It’s a lovely family-friendly place and is perfect for those with young children. So, let’s take a closer look at Parque…

Explore Japanese Ninja History and Hidden Traps at the Ninja Museum of Igaryu!

Japan has a vast history of ninjas that a museum called, Ninja Museum of Igaryu was even dedicated to Japan’s ninja history. The museum is located in Mie Prefecture near Iga Ueno Castle. It has been divided into different sections providing individual elements of ninja lore and history. It also features several exhibits and demonstrations…

4 Fun Festivals in Mie Prefecture’s Beautiful Owase City

Owase, also known as Owase-shi is a city located in the southern part of Mie Prefecture. The place has a very nice climate with 90% of the city covered with forestry or coastline. Apart from the beautiful places to see there, Owase has popular festivals that are held annually and are participated in by a…

Meoto Iwa: The Married Rocks in Ise City

Located in the sea off Futami in Mie prefecture are a couple of small rocky sea stacks: they are known as Meoto Iwa or the Married Couple Rocks. These rocks are seen as a representation of the union of the creators of the kami, the spirits worshiped in Shinto religion. The two stones are identified…

A Fresh Look into Tsu City’s Historic Beauty

Tsu is the capital city of Mie Prefecture. It is famous for hot springs and also flourished as a post station town for pilgrimages. The area is bordered by Ise Bay on the Pacific Ocean to the east and Nara Prefecture to the west. mielife.miejets.org/en/ Tsu is a mainstay for both sightseeing and business. Here…
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