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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)...

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...

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...

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the popular conveyor belt passing sushi to your table in Japan known as kaiten zushi. You probably have even tried it on a trip to Japan or your home country! Kaiten zushi is considered a fun way to dine by many....

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...

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...

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...

This is one of the oldest hot spring hotels in the world and is located in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan. It was founded in 705 AD and received recognition as the oldest hotel in the world by the Guinness World Records in 2011. mocochocodotcom.files.wordpress.com/ Many visitors are drawn to...

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...

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...

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