Spots in Mie Area

  • Nabana no Sato
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    4.5
    974 Reviews
    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.

    Its my first time going to Japan with my family and it was a tour on that tour I get a chance to go to this place at first I thought it was just an ordinary garden but at night and the lights turn...

  • Suzuka Circuit
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    4.5
    213 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.

    First of all, I would like to express my appreciation of the staff in the information center since my son lost his favourites sun glasses during his visit to the circuit challenger. We went to the...

  • Meoto Iwa (Husband and Wife Rocks)
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    4.0
    667 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 575 Meoto Iwa in
    The Husband and Wife Rocks is a fantastic sightseeing spot on Futamigaura Beach and this unique geographic feature has long been seen as a place to worship the sunrise. The rocks are seen as torii gates for the rising sun and are located on the sacred Okitama jinseki group of holy stones 700 meters away from the coast connected to the god Sarutahiko. The male stone is nine meters high; the female four meters. The sun can be seen rising between the rocks from May through July, while in autumn and winter, full moon appears between them.

    The rocks is smaller than I expected. But I think its nice to have a visit. After I have lunch near Toba station, I took a bus to the rocks, get down the bus near the shopping mall, the bus took...

  • 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.
  • Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    379 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...

  • Sarutahiko Shrine
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    4.0
    418 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
    348 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...

  • Iga Ueno Castle
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    4.0
    234 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...

  • 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.

    This aquarium is not so big,but really nice aquarium! Many kinds of fish, we can see them close at hand. Of course you are not able to touch them. But you are like in the fish world.

  • 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
    149 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...

  • 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.
  • Ise Jingu Geku
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Toyokawachou 279
    This is one of Ise Jingu’s shogu and enshrines the deity Toyo’uke-no-Omikami, who provides companionship and sacred food to Amaterasu-Omikami. The official name is Toyo’ukedaijingu. Toyo’uke-no-Omikami is revered as the guardian deity of industry related to the necessities of life (food, clothing & shelter) as well as various other types of industry. In addition to the Shogu, the premises of which are covered in white gravel, is the Magatamaike Pond where there is a Kiyomori camphor tree related to Taira no Kiyomori and where Japanese iris and bloom, and the Mimaya where sacred horses were kept, as well as four betsugu (associated shrines). It is customary to worship here first before moving on to the Naiku. The closest train station is Iseshi Station.
  • Iga no Sato Mokumoku Tezukuri Farm
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    4.0
    135 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...

  • Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream Nagashima
    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.
  • Shikinen Sengu Memorial Sengu Museum
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    4.5
    202 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Toyokawachou 126-1 Umiya Magata pond
    The Shikinen Sengu Memorial Sengu Museum exhibits a variety of information about the Shikinen Sengu, a ceremony that has occurred once every 20 years since approximately 1,300 years ago. The building also serves to introduce Japan’s traditional spiritual culture surrounding its deities and functions as an archive of records about the techniques involved in the ceremony. In addition to the various exhibits, there is a break room complete with information terminals and materials that also has periodic exhibitions so one can learn in depth about Ise-jingu Shrine, the Shikinen Sengu, and Shintoism. It is located approximately 10 minutes on foot from Ujiyamada Station on the Kintetsu Toba Line.

    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...

  • Resort Kumano Club
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    4.0
    152 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...

  • Satoumi An (Ama Hut Experience)
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    5.0
    163 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Shimachoukoshika 2279
    This sightseeing facility located in Shima Town, Shima City, Mie Prefecture allows visitors to experience a moment inside an ama hut, a place where the ama (female divers) would warm up for diving or relax after their dives. You can sit around the hearth and enjoy local seafood while listening to tales of the sea shared by current working divers and former divers. In addition to seafood harvested in the nearby ocean such as Ise-ebi spiny lobster, abalone, and turban shellfish, visitors can also try Tekone Sushi which is a local specialty of the Shima region. Advance reservation is required and applications are accepted for three or more adults.

    I had heard about Ama and their culture through youtube videos but I couldnt guess it would be so impressive to sit next to these ladies. The food was ok, and the service was the best I could...

  • Tado Shrine
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Tadochoutado 1681
    A Shinto shrine located a 10 minute drive from the Kuwanahigashi Interchange whose history dates back over 1,500 years. The shrine's origins are believed to lie in the building of a shrine here by Emperor Yuryaku in the latter half of the fifth century. The deity enshrined in the main shrine is Amatsuhikone no Mikoto, the son of Sume Omikami. The shrine was destroyed in a wartime fire in 1572. After being rebuilt in the Edo period, the shrine experienced such a revival in popularity, it was said that if one were going to visit the famous Ise Jingu shrine, one must also visit this one. The Tado Festival, held in May, attracts many visitors who come to watch an event in which gallant men ride horse up a steep, two meter near vertical precipice; the number and the order in which riders surmount the precipice foretells how good the harvest will be that year.

    Tado Shrine, landscape its itself amazing. Quite area surrounded by trees and one small stream and at the end of the monumental ensemble a nice waterfall. For me one of the most beautiful shrines in...

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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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