Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Mie Area

  • Toba Aquarium
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    4.5
    807 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.

    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...

  • Ninja Museum of Igaryu
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    4.0
    346 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...

  • Nagashima Spa Land
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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.
  • Ueno Park
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    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
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    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.

  • Nabana no Sato
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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.
  • Nagoya Anpanman Children’s Museum
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    3.5
    141 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...

  • Suzuka Circuit
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    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。

  • Ninja Kingdom Ise
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    3.0
    130 Reviews
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    Mie Ise-shi Futamicho Mitsu 1201-1
    This historical theme park features a full-scale reproduction of Azuchi Castle. Make sure to try the popular Ninja Forest Adventure, a 1000 meter-long tree trekking course that participants can tackle while wearing a ninja outfit! Passports include access to a variety of attractions including intense ninja shows, oiran theater performances, and great hot springs to relax at. Don’t forget to take photos with the ninjas and Nyan-mage!

    We had a lot of fun here. Not as good as Nikko Edo Wonderland but still really fun. We highly recommend the Role Play. You sign up fro this when you get your ticket. This was fun for the kids and the...

  • Goza-shirahama Beach
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Shimashi Shimachougoza
    A shallow and calm white sand beach. In summer, the beach area is dotted with lovely parasols. The beach is located inside Ise-Shima National Park. Goza-shirahama Beach has been as one of the 100 most enjoyable beaches in the country, as well as one of Japan’s top 88 beaches. Each of the clubhouses operating at the beach has shower and changing facilities. There is also a motor home camp ground and clubhouse nearby.

    Marvellous and quiet beach, surrounded by a nice environment, white and bland sand and not so could water, even though I had a bath on november...

  • Onigajyo Center
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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    Mie Pref. Kumanoshi Kinomotochou 1835-7
    This complex is at the entrance to Kumano, the World Heritage Site area. To reach it, take the Mie Kotsu Bus from JR Kumanoshi Station and get off at the Onigajyo-higashiguchi Bus Stop. It's about a three-minute walk from there. The first-floor shop sells drinks made with Niihime, a special citrus fruit of the area, finished products, and the rare Nachiguro-ishi black stone that's only found in Kamikawa-cho, Kumano City. Their second-floor Sea View Restaurant offers a menu with local ingredients including dishes like their Red and White rice bowl with Kumano sea bream and tuna. Their crunchy shrimp cutlets and their local Niihime Burgers with tartar sauce made with Niihime juice are popular.

    Standard Japanese Set Lunch ... And the Standard is Good. Nice Environment for groups to have a meal there.

  • Matsusaka Agricultural Park Bell Farm
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    4.0
    61 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...

  • Mie Prefectural Museum (MieMu)
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    4.0
    51 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...

  • 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.

  • Shima Spain Village
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    Mie Pref. Shimashi Isobechousakazaki
    This is a mixed-use resort facility in Shima City, comprised of three facilities including the main Parque Espana theme park, Hotel Shima Spain Mura and the natural onsen Himawari-no-Yu. Parque Espana features a beautiful Spanish village, and includes not only a flamenco show and a Spanish restaurant, but also many different attractions. Himawari-no-Yu is known for its rotemburo (open-air bath) overlooking the ocean and is a popular spot to ease the day’s fatigue while gazing out at the setting sun.
  • Jingu Museum & Agriculture Museum
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    4.0
    60 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...

  • Soranpo Yokkaichi Municipal Museum and Planetarium
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Mie Yokkaichi-shi Yasujima 1-3-16
    In addition to a permanent exhibition spanning three floors which recreates the history of Yokkaichi City with life-sized dioramas, a variety of special exhibitions are held on the fourth floor. There's also the most advanced planetarium on Earth on the fifth floor, which is capable of projecting around 140 million stars, the most in the world. Further, the Yokkaichi Pollution and Environmental Museum for Future Awareness is located on the second floor.

    是非訪れて欲しい博物館。プラネタリウムは予約をしていかなければ、週末は難しいようです。 今回は四日市の歴史に関する展示を観ました。先人の公害に対する取組、戦い、対策について深く学ぶ事が出来ました。無料ですが、充実した施設です。

  • 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...

  • Louvre Sculpture Museum
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    4.0
    32 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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