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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…

The Holiest Japanese Shrine: Grand Ise Jingu

Ise Jingu Ise Jingu or the grand shrine of Ise city of Mie prefecture is the biggest among the shrines of Japan. A lot of people visits this shrine, especially during the New Year season. There is a river called the Isuzu river in front of the shrine area over which the Uji bridge is…

Nabana-no-Sato: When Nature meets Technology!

People often describe Nabana-no-Sato as the best and biggest illumination display in Japan. Located in Mie Prefecture, Nabana-no-Sato is a botanical garden famous by its broad flower exhibition. During winter until early spring time, the lights covers all the place with a magnificent winter illumination. The Flowers Area k-kabegami.sakura.ne.jp/ This place is a part of…

Flower Garden and Winter illumination wonderland in Mie

Flower Garden and Winter illumination wonderland One of the most prestigious and most awaited visits that I have been dreaming to experience during my stay in Japan was going to see the wonders of millions of flickering lights in Nabana No Sato Winter Illumination, also known as Touka no Kyouen (Flowers in Winter) . By…

The Suzuka mountain range: Nature’s Majesty

Japan is an island chain born of volcanic activity. Mountain ranges stretch the entire archipelago, and provide some of the most breathtaking experiences and views of Japan, in addition to being a classic setting for Japan’s old legends and stories. Mt. Fuji is, of course, the highest and most famous landmark in the center of…