Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Mie Area

  • Nagashima Spa Land
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    4.5
    628 Reviews
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    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.

    Park is huge and needs time to walk from one place to another. We went in winter Dec, it was so empty and no queues to the rides at about 2pm. Paid the entrance fee and rides separately

  • Toba Aquarium
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    4.5
    797 Reviews
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    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.

    We stayed at an Onsen ryokan nearby, decide to explore the area in random. Drove along the main Pearl road and saw this aquarium adjacent to the large multi storey car park. Tickets reasonably...

  • Ninja Museum of Igaryu
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    4.0
    319 Reviews
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    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...

  • Ueno Park
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    Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 122-1
    This castle ruin park stretches in front of the Iga Line's Uenoshi Station. A characteristic of the symbolic Iga Ueno Castle is the high stone wall built by Todo Takatora, a military commander in the Warring States period. It is also called Hakuho Castle (white firebird castle) because of the beauty of the white, three-tiered castle. There are an array of facilities in the park overflowing with history such as the Iga-ryu Ninja Yashiki (Iga style ninja mansion) with surprise twists and secret doors, the Haiseiden (Matsuo Basho Memorial) that is modeled after Basho's traditional Japanese travel outfit, and the Basho Memorial Museum. Especially at the ninja mansion, they demonstrate Iga-style ninja techniques, and everyone from history fans to children can enjoy themselves. In addition, there are many different flowers that bloom throughout the year, and it is especially famous as a place to view cherry blossoms. It is visited by many cherry blossom viewers in April.
  • Ise Sea Paradise
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    4.5
    212 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 580
    An aquarium built around the idea of “zero” distance and shaking hands with animals. The aquarium holds frequent events where visitors can meet and touch sea animals like sea lions and spotted seals. During “walrus walk time,” you can take a commemorative photo with a walrus up close. The aquarium is divided into categories like a fish hall, marine mammal plaza, and sea lion hall. There’s also a rest area and shop where you can buy original merchandise.

    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.

  • Nabana no Sato
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    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.

    なばなの里の花ひろば内にある季節の花を楽しみながら喫茶軽食が取れるお店。季節により営業してたりしてなかったりしていますが、基本花ひろばの花がきれいな時だけの季節営業のようです。 券売機で食券を買うスタイルなので、入場券についているなばなクーポンはここでは使えませんでした。

  • Shima Marineland
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    4.0
    200 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochoushinmei 723-1 (Kashikojima)
    An aquarium where visitors can watch animals being fed by ama female divers. The aquarium’s most popular exhibit is its ocean sunfish, which are over three meters in length and weigh several tons. The facility’s largest exhibit, a large, curving tank, contains some 2,500 fish consisting of 50 species, including sharks and Japanese amberjack. The aquarium also has freshwater and rare fish exhibits, including designated Natural Monuments like nekogigi catfish and ayumodoki kissing loaches. The facility also holds special, reservation-only events where participants can view the backstage areas of the aquarium. The aquarium shop sells original merchandise. The aquarium’s restaurant serves Ise-Shima specialties.

    Hidden aquarium in Shima, worth the visit as you cannot see the special fish they have elsewhere ! (and I did Tokyo, brisbane, sydney, creta in greece, sapporo aquariums). So I have many...

  • Nagoya Anpanman Children’s Museum
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    3.5
    142 Reviews
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    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...

  • Okage-za Shinwa no Yakata
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou 52 (Okage Yokochi inside)
    A place where you can experience a mythical world with videos and Japanese paper dolls, this facility is like Isenosato where Amaterasu Omikami is enshrined. It explains in an easy-to-understand way everything from the birth of Japan before time began to the descendants of the gods. It is located approximately five minutes by car from the Isewangan Expressway Ise-Nishi Interchange.

    おかげ座は伊勢神宮内宮の参道であるおはらい町沿いに造られた、おかげ横丁の中にある施設です。資料館というべきでしょうか、ミニシアターがあって伊勢神話などのアニメーションを上映しています。子供達の勉強に役立ちそうな施設ですね。

  • Jingu Museum & Agriculture Museum
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Koudakujimotochou 1754-1
    These two historical museums in Kodakushimoto Town, Ise City, Mie Prefecture are located between the Naiku and Geku of Ise-jingu Shrine. The Jingu Museum mainly displays items regarding Ise Jingu’s history, culture and rites, and the number of items in their collection reaches approximately 130,000 items including 11 items that are National Important Cultural Properties. The model of the shaden (main building) construction and the sacred treasures are a must-see. The Jingu Agriculture Museum is Japan’s oldest industrial museum and is based on the theme of how the products of nature are useful. It collects and displays items exhibited at Meiji period domestic industrial fairs or expositions, food and alcohol offered to the gods, and plant models.

    Visited Ise Jingu for the first time. Visited this museum for the first time also. Learned several things about the King of Shrine. The history, custom, how they look, and so on. You cannot see...

  • Matsusaka Agricultural Park Bell Farm
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Isederachou 551-3
    You can enjoy the various appearances of flowering trees throughout the year, and purchase fruits and vegetables grown through the hard work of local producers in Matsusaka. The five restaurants each have their own specialties, so you can choose according to the purpose and your mood. In addition, you can also participate in various experiential classes. (advance reservation required) It is located two minutes by car from the Isewangan Expressway Matsusaka Interchange.

    Bell Farm consists of a beautiful rose-garden, several public greenhouses, a farmers market, both indoor and out (the outdoor one is on weekends and holidays, and is weather-dependent), a restaurant...

  • Tomoyama Park
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Shimashi Daiouchounakiri 2199
    This park is located in the Mt. Tomoyama of Daio Town, Shima City, Mie Prefecture. You can enjoy a wonderful view of the Ago Bay here. There’s a visitors’ center, an open lawn, three observatories, a camping area, and a lodging facility that can accommodate up to 100 people. You’ll also find a multi-purpose gym, a tennis court, and other such amenities. You can go for a stroll along the approximately 2.5-kilometer walkway and gaze at the coastline and scenery, too. Summer brings with it pool activities and swimming at Jiro Rokuro Beach.

    was last here in 2014. Panoramic view of the south Ago bay. lucky to have blue sky and blue sea with floating pearl farms here and there. quite some photographers came here to take sunset views.

  • Mie Prefectural Museum (MieMu)
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Isshindenkoudubeta 3060
    This museum opened in 2014. To reach it, take a bus for five minutes from the west entrance of Kintetsu, JR, and Ise Railway's Tsu Station and get off at the Sogo Bunka Center Mae stop. It's right there. The museum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the prefecture. Its main exhibition room depicts Mie's characteristic natural environment around the perimeter of the room, and in the middle presents a comprehensive overview of its people, physical items, and history of cultural exchange. You can also see a fully reconstructed ancient elephant known as the Mie Elephant, consisting of the oldest fossils to be discovered in Mie prefecture. In the back yard there's a reproduction of the Torii Kofun burial mound's stone hut.

    Interesting exhibits from Mie Prefecture. Nice informative exhibits on the geography, culture and history of Mie prefecture. Most of the information is presented in Japanese. They do have a free...

  • Tsu Kairaku Park
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    3.5
    43 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Koumeichou 147-1
    Tsukairaku Park is just a three-minute walk from Tsu Station on the Kinki Nippon Railway. The second home that Todo Takayukiko, the 11th daimyo of Tsu Clan, built during the late 1850s has been turned into a park that makes use of the effects of the surrounding hills and valleys. The park is a favorite spot for viewing the blossoms of the 1000 or so Yoshino cherry trees that have been planted there, and during the blossom season, from late March to early April, the grounds are lit up with 250 or more standing and hanging paper lanterns, attracting large numbers of visitors. They can also see the purple Korean rhododendrons planted near Mt. Suzuka Ino and Mt. Shibumi.

    I was to take the high speed boat to go to the airport and I had a couple of hours to kill. During the cherry blossom season, this would be a good place to spend an hour just strolling around and...

  • Yokkaichi Municipal Museum - Planetarium
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Mie Yokkaichi-shi Yasujima 1-3-16
    "The regular exhibit on the third floor displays the history of Yokkaichi City reproduced at full scale, and the fourth floor has various special exhibits and planned exhibits. It also has the world's most advanced planetarium (fifth floor), which displays 140 million stars, most in the world. On the second floor, you'll also find the ""Yokkaichi Pollution and Environmental Museum for Future Awareness ""."

    時々興味のある展示があると伺うのですが、展示の数と配置の関係がとっても絶妙。ゆったりとみられる展示数で程よいのです。かといって展示数が少ないというわけでもなく……。 モリス展は名古屋に続き見に行ったのですが、人も少なく、ゆっくりと堪能することができました。 また興味深い展示があれば伺いたいと思います。 ちなみに常設で四日市公害について学ぶことができます。学校の教室が再現してありますので、当時を体感...

  • Toba1bangai (Toba Ichibangai)
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    3.5
    40 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 1-2383-13
    This commercial complex is directly connected to Toba Station and can be reached by a two-minute walk. The first and second floors are shopping areas, and the third floor has different restaurants. The shop area is lined with fresh fish stores that have rows of freshly caught seafood, stores to buy Iseshima confections such as Akafuku, and shops for Ise's specialty pearl work. In the restaurant area, you can enjoy various kinds of menu items such as the Toba City-certified to-burger, local Ise udon noodles, hand-kneaded sushi, baked shellfish, and isooke (seafood harvesting bucket) set meals. In addition, at the Toba Ichiban Tabi concierge on the first floor, they also rent bicycles for convenient sightseeing.

    This shopping center is housed in the same building as the Toba Bus Center and can be easily accessed from the Toba train station from the skybridge that connects the train and bus stations. The...

  • Menard Aoyama Resort
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Igashi Kiryu 2356
    This resort facility is located in a part of the Murou Akame Aoyama National Park. The vast resort space spreads out over three million square meters centered on the Menard Aoyama Hotel. Its draw is the green landscape that covers Takayama Kogen at a height of 600 meters and the fresh air. You can get panoramic views of mother nature, relaxing everyone who visits. There is a hot spring and indoor heated pool in the facility, and there are also recreational facilities such as a golf course and experiential workshop. In addition, there are places to come into contact with nature such as an herb garden and firefly pond.

    We came as part of a tour from the conference we were attending. The herb garden is quite extensive and many things were still in bloom. We went back to the main resort after the tour of the...

  • Danjiri Museum
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    3.5
    39 Reviews
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    Mie Iga-shi Ueno Marunouchi 122-4
    "In this museum, you can learn about the distinctive features and history of the area's traditional danjiri festival floats. The museum displays three danjiri floats used in the Ueno Tenjin Festival, an autumn festival held in Iga City's Ueno district which has been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Three 300-inch screens in the museum display videos of the festival, enabling visitors to experience a realistic atmosphere and the noise of the festival through high definition imagery. The museum also has an area recreating the festival's ""Procession of Demons,"" a highly unusual event unlike almost anything else in Japan, and no matter what time of year it is, you can enjoy the spirit of the festival. There's also an area where you can try on ninja garb, and a shop selling local souvenirs and specialty products from the former castle town area of Ueno, Iga City."

    This is a museum and also a place where u can rental the ninja outfit. It is quite fun to dress up like a ninja and walk around the city and of course the ninja museum. The staff are very helpful...

  • Louvre Sculpture Museum
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Hakusanchousada Higashitani 1957
    This sculpture museum is located a five-minute walk from Kintetsu Sakakibara-Onsenguchi Station. It was opened by Takegawa Yujiro in December 1987. The 1,300 sculptures on display are from ancient to modern times, and all of them were brought to Japan from the Louvre Museum in Paris. You can enjoy sculptures from the Louvre while still in Japan. The exhibited works are molded directly from the actual sculptures, so everything from their size to every scar is exactly the same. You can fully appreciate the many famous pieces that line the museum and appear in textbooks.

    The louver museum is an artistic place full of history, it’s the biggest and the most important museum in France, it’s for free on Friday after 6 Pm

  • Saiku Historical Museum
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Takigunmeiwachou Takegawa 503
    This historical museum run by Mie Prefecture is located about a 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Railway's Saiku Station. The place where the museum is built is the site of the palace for the ancient imperial princesses serving at the Ise shrine from ancient times until the period of the northern and southern dynasties (1336-1392). The exhibits are centered on Shinto rituals, history and culture related to the princesses serving at Ise Jingu Shrine. The research results of the townscape at the time based on over 30-year excavation survey of the site are also on display. Special exhibitions and lectures are also held, and among them is a unique one where you can tour an actual site currently being excavated.

    Also very peaceful area to take a walk. People work in the museum are all very friend and eager to share what they got gor visitors. There are several places to go in this area, please dont miss...

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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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