Spots in Mie Area

  • Toba Aquarium
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    4.5
    807 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 3-3-6
    Located in Toba City, this is Japan’s largest aquarium. Appropriate of its catch phrase “Japan’s largest number of species bred” the aquarium is home to approximately 1,200 species of animals. The aquarium has 12 zones that come close to natural environments, and one characteristic is that there is no prescribed viewing route. The aquarium has Japan’s only dugong, a sea creature which served as a model for the mermaid legends, and along with the manatees is a popular animal to see. Moreover, the museum not only features aquatic animals but also displays animals that live close to water such as capybara. The humorous show featuring sea lions and walruses is a must-see.

    Toba aquarium is a nice attraction with the animals generally seeming well looked after. Visiting on a rainy day it was quite busy inside, but the spaces inside were large enough that it did not feel...

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima
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    4.0
    488 Reviews
    Shopping
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Nagashimachourayasu 368
    Located in Nagashima Resort, Jazz Dream is one of the largest outlet parks in the country. The facility is host to over 200 establishments covering a wide variety of genres, including luxury brands, popular domestic and international select shops, and more. Jazz Dream was also designed for families with small children. There are nursing rooms, rental strollers, and a kids’ play room. You can also bring your pet along while shopping. Jazz Dream has restaurants and a food court, too, making it easy to enjoy an entire day here.

    it has a huge roller coaster ride which looks spectacular. did not try as our purpose was to visit the outlets and it was drizzling anyway. a good mix of premium and mid range brands, though some...

  • Ise Jingu Naiku
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujitachichou 1
    This is the other one of Ise Jingu’s shogu, officially called Kotaijingu. It is considered to have begun when the imperial princess Yamato-hime-no-miya determined that Amaterasu Omikami would be enshrined on the banks of the Isuzugawa River. Crossing over the Ujibashi Bridge and proceeding along the long gravel path that approaches the shrine over which Japanese cedar trees tower, one will arrive at the o-seiden (main building), which is enclosed by multiple layers of fencing. The vast grounds include a kagura hall, betsugu (an associated shrine), and free rest areas for worshippers, and the entire area is enveloped in a sacred atmosphere. Visitors can take a bus from Isuzugawa Station or Ujiyamada Station and get off at the Naiku-mae stop.
  • Sarutahiko Shrine
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    4.0
    413 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujiurata 2-1-10
    Sarutahiko Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Sarutahiko Okami. It is recorded in the ancient Kojiki and Nihon shoki that the great god Sarutahiko Okami guides everything towards the best state. According to legend, after guiding Amaterasu’s grandson to Takachiho, he married Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto. He then chose to reside in Ise and from there guided the development of the nation. A shrine known as the Sarume Shrine, dedicated to Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto, is located on the shrine grounds. When the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami hid herself in a cave, she was persuaded to come out again after a kagura performance of song and dance by Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto. Accordingly, she is worshiped as the goddess of the performing arts.

    The deity enshrined at Sarutahiko Shrine is Sarutahiko Oogami who appears in every event and lead us to the best direction. The deity is described Japanese old historical documents such as Kojiki...

  • Ninja Museum of Igaryu
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    4.0
    346 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 117
    This ninja museum in Iga Ueno Castle's Ueno Park boasts the best ninja collection in the world. Composed of the Ninja House, Ninja Experience Hall, and Ninja Tradition Hall, they showcase real ninjas with a concept of bringing ninjutsu into the present. The Ninja House itself was built by a local Iga clan, and under the guidance of a kunoichi (female ninja), you can check out its contrivances like trap doors, escape routes, and revolving walls. The Azura ninja group's breathtaking shows and the shuriken throwing program are also popular. So is the shop selling ninja related items.

    Nice explanation of ninja culture. The tour of the typical ninja dwelling was very well done. The museum on the lower level was very informative along with the ninja residence building. I did not...

  • Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    373 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 575
    A Shinto shrine famous for the Meoto Iwa (“Married Couple Rocks”) situated 700 meters off the coast. The shrine is dedicated to the god Sarutahiko Okami. The offshore Meoto Iwa are sacred rocks affiliated with Sarutahiko Okami. The rocks serve as a torii gate for those worshiping the sun. Because of their resemblance to a married couple cuddling close, the Meoto Iwa are said to be a symbol of matrimonial harmony and luck in love. Each year, on the summer solstice, you can come to worship the morning sun as it rises between the rocks. Numerous Futami frog statues, messengers of the gods donated by people whose prayers at the shrine were granted, can be found on the shrine grounds.

    Several shrines along the walkway that clings to the cliff side. Dedicated to Mikestu the Shinto goddess of marriage harmony. Many statue frogs to pat for a wish. And the fascinating folklore story...

  • Iga Ueno Castle
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    4.0
    231 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 106
    This castle is also called the Hakuho (white phoenix) castle as the white shining walls of this three-story castle look almost like a phoenix resting its wings. Distinguished castle designer Todo Takatora, who took up the position of feudal lord of Tsu Domain, Ise Province originally built a five-story castle keep but it was destroyed during a great storm in 1612. The current castle keep was restored in 1935. The beautiful stone walls with a height of 30 meters as well as the inner moat remain as they were at the time when Takatora designed them, and the castle was designated as a national historic site in 1967, while the castle keep was designated as an Iga City Tangible Cultural Property in 1985.

    A bit of a steep hike up to the castle but worth the effort. The view from the third floor windows is spectacular of the city and surrounding area. Many oif the exhibits have English texts but...

  • Nagashima Spa Land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Nagashimachourayasu 333
    This amusement park is located in Nagashima Resort. The thrilling “Steel Dragon 2000” has the world’s longest track length at 2,479 meters. The park is full of attractions where you can enjoy speed and thrills, including Japan’s first 4D spin coaster “Arashi.” In addition, there is a large Ferris wheel, and Kids Town also has many attractions for children. There is a jumbo seawater pool in the summer where you can enjoy the world’s largest water slide. They also hold a large number of events.
  • Ueno Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 122-1
    "This castle site park sprawls in front of Uenoshi Station on the Iga Line. Iga Ueno Castle, the park's symbol, is notable for its high stone walls built by Warring States period commander Todo Takatora. Due to the beauty of the white, three-tiered fortress, it is also known as Hakuho (""White Chinese Phoenix"") Castle. The park also has a variety of facilities brimming with history, including the Ninja Museum of Igaryu, which is filled with tricks such as secret doors and revolving walls; the Haiseiden, a building whose design was inspired by the traditional travel garments worn by famed haiku poet Matsuo Basho; and the Basho Memorial Museum. The Ninja Museum of Igaryu notably holds demonstrations of Iga-ryu ninja techniques and is a fun destination for everyone from history fans to small children. The park has also been planted with seasonal flowers and is a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing in particular. In April when the cherries are in bloom, many people come to the park to take in their beauty."
  • Ise Sea Paradise
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    4.5
    213 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 580
    This aquarium was designed around the concepts of creating a sense of zero distance between visitors and animals, and making contact through handshakes. The aquarium holds a diverse array of events which allow visitors to play with seals lions, spotted seals, and other marine animals. During walrus walk time, visitors can also take a commemorative photo up close with a walrus. The aquarium is divided into different themed areas, including a fish hall, marine mammal square, and sea lion hall. In July 2020, a new dedicated seahorse exhibit and cafe-themed UOASIS exhibited were added.

    The aquarium is nothing special, but you have the chance to touch walruses, play ball with dolphins, shake hands with the otter and watch some shows. It is a nice place to get close to the animals.

  • Pearl Road Toba Observatory
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    4.0
    157 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Tobashi Kuzakichou Otake 3-3
    An observatory located midway along the Pearl Road following the coastline. Located on top of 162 meter tall Mt. Hakoda, visitors can enjoy an impressive panorama encompassing the Chita Peninsula and Cape Daio. On clear days Mt. Fuji is also visible. The observatory also has a café and restaurant selected as offering one of the 30 best views in all Japan. There’s also a shop selling local specialty products and a light meal corner where visitors can enjoy popular Ouchiyama soft serve ice cream.

    When we told the staff at our hotel that we were going to be driving along the Pearl Road, they mentioned stopping here. Im glad they did as otherwise, since its a bit of a turnoff from the main...

  • Tsubaki Grand Shrine
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    4.5
    148 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Suzukashi Yamamotochou 1871
    A Shinto shrine; the inner sanctuary enshrines the shrine’s principal god, Sarutahiko Okami. Sarutahiko Okami is worshipped as a god of fortune who brings peace and happiness to all living creatures. He is also believed to provide such benefits as safe travels, luck in love, bountiful children and grandchildren, protection from evil, and better fortunes. A teahouse called the Suzumatsu-an can be found on the shrine grounds. The teahouse, together with a garden, was donated to the temple by Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic, in prayer for the further development and growth of the tea ceremony. The teahouse is open to the general public and is not dedicated to a specific tea ceremony school.

    Hardly any tourists here. This is definitely a shrine for the locals for weddings, funerals, child services and blessing cars. No one bats an eye as the priest waves his wand over a new car to ensure...

  • Nabana no Sato
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Nagashimachoukomae Lacquer field 270
    This theme park of flowers, greenery and food is where you can see various kinds of plants in each area, which are also sold at the adjacent flower market. The park has Japan’s largest greenhouse “Begonia Garden.” It has hundreds of varieties of flowers including large-flowered begonias that can be enjoyed at any time regardless of the season. In addition, there are shops that offer special products and even a bread and cake studio. You can have your fill of local beer faithful to German taste from the ingredients dawn to the preparation in the beer garden. There is also a daytrip hot spring facility as a rest space.
  • Nagoya Anpanman Children’s Museum
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    3.5
    141 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Nagashimachourayasu 108-4
    This is a theme park connected to Nagashima Spa Land where you can experience the world of Anpanman yourself. Inside, you’ll find an adorable building-block themed Ferris wheel, “Gokkotown” pretend town where children can try working at all kinds of shops, and more. The Yanase Takashi Theater features a miniature theater to see Anpanman shows and screenings, and Batako-san no Tezukuri House offers craft supplies and more. The shops and restaurants also feature unique decorations, and the restaurants feature several facilities to delight children and parents alike.

    Ive been here several times as my kids have all gone through some kind of Anpanman phase. I think its ideal for about 2 year olds. The size of the park is small, but for 2 year olds, its more than...

  • Suzuka Circuit
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Suzukashi Inouchou 7992
    Japan’s first leisure and amusement facility equipped with an international racing course. Races such as the F1 Japanese Grand Prix and Suzuka 8 Hours are held here. The facility is divided into three areas—a hotel area, amusement park area (Motopia), and motor sports area. The Suzuka Circuit Hotel offers wedding plans. There’s even a plan where you can enjoy a wedding parade down the Suzuka Circuit racing course. Suzuka Circuit also holds motorcycle and car classes on the racing course that parents and children can take together as well as a variety of other experiences you’ll find offered no place else.

    鈴鹿サーキットにあるクアガーデンです。ここの風呂は広いです。屋内風呂もかなり広いですし、露天風呂も広いです。ゆっくり浸かれていいです。温水プールもあるので、天気が悪い時用にいつも水着も持って行ってます。

  • Iga no Sato Mokumoku Tezukuri Farm
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    4.0
    134 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Igashi Nishiyubune 3609
    A farm and tourist-oriented facility which only creates additive-free and low additive products based on the theme of combining healthiness and deliciousness. The farm’s spacious grounds are host to a brewery, café, hot spring bathhouse, and more. At the Ham & Weiner Senmonkan, you can watch ham and sausages being made through a glass window. Visitors can learn about food and farming through a variety of classes on hand making foods. At the educational farm area, children can milk cows and ride ponies. There’s also a restaurant which serves fresh vegetables and pork raised on-site.

    This farm covers a large area. When we visited there were several large school parties, and they were clearly having a lot of fun. Our group ate in a large barn-like restaurant at the top of the...

  • Resort Kumano Club
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    4.0
    147 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Mie Pref. Kumanoshi Kushiyachou 1430
    Resort Kumano Club is hidden away about a 15-minute drive from JR Kumano-shi Station. It has several kinds of outdoor hot spring baths where visitors can bathe in the open air in hot water from Shin Yunokuchi Onsen, whether they are on a day trip or stay overnight. Since the resort has left the natural environment as unchanged as possible, guests can escape their everyday lives for a while amidst the fields and forests of Kumano. The use of Kumano cedar in building the guest rooms creates a soothing atmosphere, and visitors can relax in a luxurious way that is possible only in the countryside. There are four types of guestrooms, all of them suites, all of them built to afford a view of Kumano's natural environment. The resort also takes great care with its meals, and guests can enjoy fine cuisine that makes use of the natural bounty and ingredients of Kumano.

    Nice resort in Kumano that I would recommend if you are walking the Kumano Kodo (trail): Pro: - beautiful hotel ground - some staff speaks English very well, actually saw non-Japanese staff there...

  • Shikinen Sengu Memorial Sengu Museum
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    4.5
    202 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Toyokawachou 126-1 Umiya Magata pond

    A rather new building opened in 2012 to introduce the Ise Jingu rebuilding process (each 20 years) as well as ceremonies involved to a broader and general public. To do this all kind of materials...

  • Akafuku Main Shop
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    4.5
    956 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 26
    With a long history since its founding in 1707, it has an Ise-like gabled roof and a large signboard with gold lettering as its marker, and is open from 5:00 a.m. in accordance with the start of shrine visits. You can enjoy a set with akafuku mochi (pounded rice cake coated with red bean paste) and Japanese green tea, and akafuku zenzai (sweet bean soup with toasted mochi rice cake) at the main branch’s cafe. They also add “akafuku-gori” shaved ice to the menu during the summer. It is located approximately six minutes by car from the Ise Expressway Ise Interchange.

    This shop is a very old shop in the shopping street. It has lots of customers so you might have to queue to get a space. Price is really reasonable to get two pieces of akafuku mochi which is mochi...

  • Tokaido Seki-juku
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    4.0
    120 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Kameyamashi Sekichoukozaki Nakamachi new place
    Seki-juku in Kameyama City, Mie Prefecture was a post town serving as the 47th of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido in the Edo period (1603-1868). On the Old Tokaido Road a five-minute walk from JR Seki-juku Station, it is still preserved, and you can get the sense that you have slipped back in time to the Edo period. In the vicinity, there are many interesting places such as a museum introducing the history of Seki-juku and long-established stores, and it is filled with spots to take photographs. In addition, there are still over 200 machiya (traditional wooden townhouses) built from the end of the Edo period (1603-1868) to the Meiji period (1868-1912), and the area itself has been chosen as a Nationally-designated Important Traditional Architecture Preservation District and one of Japan's top 100 roads.

    It was very surprising to find the beautiful village in traditional Japanese style. In winter with the Low sun it was very beautiful and pieceful. On the background of the street the view on the nice...

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Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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