Ise Grand Shrine

What to Buy in Mie in 2019: 10 Souvenirs From the Sacred Land of Japan

Mie Prefecture was propelled to prominence on the global stage when it hosted the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima in May of 2016. And why would the G7 leaders not want to gather in Mie? Aside from being home to Ise Jingu, Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine, Mie Prefecture is also a delightful place where you…

Relive the Past by Visiting These 4 Historic Places in the Kansai Region

One of the many things that attracts tourists to Japan is its rich history which is present up until today’s modern times. Many people are interested in visiting Japan’s historic towns to get a feel of what life used to be like in the country. Thatched roofs, castles, shrines, temples, and samurai lodging all draw…

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…