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Tsu

Tsu

Tsu City is the capital of Mie Prefecture. It’s home to 284,969 people (July 2011 figures), covers a land mass of some 401 sq...

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Yokkaichi

Yokkaichi

Although not the capital of Mie Prefecture, Yokkaichi City is the most populous city, boasting some 314,393 (2010 census figu...

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Ise

Ise

The city of Ise (pronounced e-say) is located at the eastern end of the Kii peninsula in Mie prefecture. It is filled with sh...

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Matsusaka

Matsusaka

Matsusaka City, based in central Mie prefecture, is located just a few hours south of Nagoya and Kyoto, on the Kii peninsula....

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Iga City

Iga City

The Iga-Ueno area is considered the birthplace of the ninja. A trip to Iga, Mie prefecture, provides visitors the chance to l...

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Toba

Toba

Toba city is located in Mie prefecture along the eastern coast, just beyond Mie's Ise Grand Shrine inland. Discover dugongs a...

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Suda Kokuta Exhibition

Suda Kokuta Exhibition

Kim

A special event taking place at the Paramita Museum in Mie looks at the works of Suda Kokuta, 30 years after his passing. The...

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Umi no Cho

Umi no Cho

Justin Dart

A wonderful resort onsen hotel overlooking the ocean featuring a private beach, bars, game room, and more

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Hinjitsukan

Hinjitsukan

Chris Glenn

Looking like a shrine, temple & small castle all rolled into one, the traditional Japanese Hinjitsukan structure was operated...

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Ise Grand Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine

Gary Luscombe

Dedicated to Amaterasu, Goddess of the Sun, Ise Jingu is the most sacred Shinto Shrine in Japan. Set within an ancient forest...

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Ise-Shima National Park

Ise-Shima National Park

Ignatius Koh

Ise-Shima National Park is a national park in Mie Prefecture. Ise Shrine, which is considered to be the most holy in all of J...

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Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Capital Tsu
Population 1,854,724
Area 5,774.39 sq. km

Mie Prefecture (三重県, Mie-ken) is home to the Ise Jingu, Japan’s holiest shrine and dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. And the Jingu is only just the first in a long list of a wide variety of activities Mie tourists can enjoy.

Those interested in Japanese culture might want to visit Iga Ueno Castle and the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, as well as the World Heritage Site Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage route. For families, Nagashima Spa Land, the Suzuka Circuit, and the aquarium and hot springs in Toba might be more suitable.

For couples, the Meoto-Iwa (literally “Wedded Rocks”) at Futamigaura and Nabana no Sato (known for its brilliant illuminations in the winter) are two romantic date spots. 

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