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Park / Green Space Spots in Mie Area

  • 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-Shima National Park
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    Ise city Mie prefecture, Toba city, Shima city, Minamiosesecho county county
    This is a vast national park boasting an area of ​​about 60,000 hectares spreading across the Shima Peninsula, Mie Prefecture. There are many places to see such as Ise Jingu Shrine, with a history of approximately 2,000 years and is a place of worship, a managed forest grown to supply building material for the shrine from 1,300 years ago, the rias coastline of Shima Peninsula, Mt. Asama, Toba and the Yokoyama Observatory etc. The Yokoyama Visitor Center in the area displays the natural environment of Ise-Shima National Park and brochures in various languages are provided.
  • Tomoyama Park
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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.

  • Chusei Green Park
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    Mie Pref. Tsushi Anotsudai 5-757-1
    A public park identifiable by its large fountain located inside Chusei Hokubu Science City in Anotsudai, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture. The largest park in Tsu City, the play area in one corner of the park has a giraffe-shaped swing for young children and a large corridor-style play place. Filled with large, spacious grass lawns, the park is also outfitted with flat, colored walking paths perfect for strolling and light exercise. The park is also designed to meet the needs of families on an outing, and has a shaded rest area, parking lot, and toilets.

    遊具、アスレチックがあり広々とした芝生広場もあるので、小さい子から小中学生と幅広い年代の子供達が遊べる公園です。

  • Harima Chuo Park
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    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Hidamarinoka 2-101
    This park is in Hidamari no Oka in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture. It has a large pond with airplane and duck shaped boats you can ride in season. There's a lush lawn area, a playscape with a 30-meter roller slide, and lots of waterfront space for keeping cool in the summertime. They also have a walking course you can cover in 30 minutes to help you keep fit.
  • Takarazuka Kofun Park
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    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Takaradukachou 120-1
    Located a 20-minute drive from the Matsusaka Interchange, this park is centered on the large ancient tombs that remain in Takarazuka. Tomb No. 1 is a keyhole shaped tomb that is square at the front and rounded in the rear, and tomb No. 2 is an early keyhole-shaped tomb mound that is scallop shaped, and they were both created more than 1,600 years ago. Tomb No. 1 is especially famous for the rare large clay boat haniwa (terracotta tomb figurine) that was unearthed there, and many of the excavated items have been designated nationally Important Cultural Properties. Inside the park, the shape of the tombs and their original state is maintained in an easy-to-understand way, and it is decorated with many restored haniwa. In addition, you can also enjoy the Matsusaka Castle ruins and large panorama nearby from tomb No. 1.
  • Toba Castle Site Shiroyama Park
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 3
    Only ruins remain of the castle built by Kuki Yoshitaka, a naval commander who served under the sixteenth-century warlord Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The castle was built to resemble a peninsula jutting out into the sea, as one might expect of a naval commander. When Toba Elementary School, which had been built on the site of the main castle building, was moved in 2011, archeologists were able to conduct excavations for the first time, leading to the discovery of stone fences, warehouses, and part of the foundation of the living quarters on the former playground. Now the park is popular among locals and also widely known to be a place where visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms.
  • Kuratayama Park
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    Mie Pref. Iseshi Kusubechou
    This municipal park is located on a small hill immediately north of the Nansei Bypass from the Ise Expressway Ise Interchange. There are two large ponds in the center of the park, and you can see the beautiful sight of azaleas and cherry blossoms blooming in the spring. The jogging course where you can run around while look at these ponds is named after the gold medalist Noguchi Mizuki who was born in Ise City. It is called Noguchi Mizuki Road of Gold Metal, and is a place visited by many people in the spring. In addition, Dime Stadium Ise, situated at the entrance to the park, is an authentic baseball stadium that holds professional baseball games. It has busts of two legendary baseball pitchers, Eiji Sawamura and Yukio Nishimura, both born in Ise City, in the entrance.
  • Futamiura Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichouchaya
    This natural park connects the area from Futamiura Beach to around Meoto Iwa Rocks. Passing along Ise Bay surrounded by pine trees, it is perfect for walking while gazing at the Pacific Ocean. Besides the promenade, many tourists visit to walk because of the white sand that stretches on the coast. Located a ten-minute walk from JR Futamiura Station, it is nearby local tourist attractions such as Sea Paradise and Mishiodono Shrine. In addition, Futamiura has long been famous as a place of beauty since long ago, and many poets have praised its landscape. There are nine monuments in the vicinity of Futamiura with some of these poems, and there are monuments inscribed with poems by Saigyo and Motoori Norinaga that remain in the park.
  • Kyuka Park
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    Mie Pref. Kuwanashi Yoshinomaru 5-1
    This park was created in the Honmaru and Ninomaru ruins of Kuwana Castle, and is located an approximately three-minute walk from the City A Circulation Bus Honcho bus stop. Formerly known as Ougi (fan-shaped)-jo Castle, it retains the atmosphere of a castle praised as the Castle of Kaido. It is a place for residents to relax where many varieties of flowers bloom depending on the season. Inside the park is Chinkoku Shukoku-Jinja Shrine that is dedicated to Matsudaira Sadatsuna and Matsudaira Sadanobu. In addition, you can find in the park the site of Tatsumi Yagura Turret, which served as a symbol for Kuwana Castle, and a monument dedicated to the souls of those who died in the Boshin War built in 1887 at the site of the castle keep.
  • Hokusei Central Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Yokkaichishi Nishimurachou 1080
    Hokusei Central Park is located a 20-minute drive from the Yokkaichi East Interchange. It is a park for sports and recreation that straddles the city of Yokkaichi, the town of Komono, and the city of Inabe. Its grassy expanse covers four times the area of Nagoya Dome. There are forested trails for walking and exploration, and visitors can borrow equipment free of charge, so even those who arrive empty-handed can have a good time. There are also baseball diamonds and tennis courts that visitors can reserve for a fee. It is a favorite spot for viewing blossoms, not only the Kobukuzakura cherry trees, which bloom around October, but also Yoshino cherries, weeping cherries, and mountain cherries, with their unusual yellow blossoms.
  • Chuo Ryokuchi Park
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    Mie Pref. Yokkaichishi Hinagahigashi 1
    This large green park that represents Yokkaichi City is located immediately after getting off at Mie Kotsu Bus's Chuo Ryokuchi Koen-mae bus stop from Kintetsu Yokkaichi Station. Within the vast green space, there are extensive sports facilities such as a gymnasium, athletic field, baseball field and swimming pool where various events are held, and a jogging course. Because you can play with balls in the lawn field and there are jungle gym playground equipment and Tarzan ropes, it is a spot loved by all residents from children to adults. In addition, the cherry blossoms are beautiful in the spring, making it perfect for cherry blossom viewing.
  • Ago Furusato Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochoushinmei
    This commercial complex is located in Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture. The park's Ago Arena functions as a gymnasium for a variety of sports and as a hall. In addition, at the Ago Library on the second floor, they hold exhibitions of historical folk materials and buried cultural properties of Ago-cho. It is a place where many local families gather to feed the ducks in the pond in front of the library, or bring lunches to enjoy picnics because there are benches, desk, a wide grassy area, a roller slide and playground equipment for small children.
  • Chubudai Sports Park
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Tachinochou 1370
    Located approximately 15 minutes from the Ise Expressway Matsusaka Interchange, this comprehensive sports park has a grassy open space, baseball field, tennis courts, pool and gymnasium. Residents use the park to enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring and wisteria in the early summer, and as a place to relax. At Mie Kodomo no Shiro, where you can enjoy bouldering, even those with no experience can safely climb because there are guides that kindly instruct you. In addition, there are plenty of various fun seasonal events and facilities such as a planetarium, exhibitions, concerts, and an art space where you can do handicrafts and experiments.

    広々として気持ちの良い施設です。ジョギングに利用しました。みえこどもの城もあり、子供が小さければ喜ばれると思います。

  • Miya River Watarai Park
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Wataraigunwataraichou Tanahashi 2
    This park located approximately a 10-minute drive from the Ise Expressway Tamaki Interchange spreads out along the clear streams of the Miya River. Besides the bright green lawn open space, a miniature golf course and tennis courts, there are rows of cherry blossoms, a play space with many different play equipment, and Yusui Pool - Kagami that is only open in the summer and has six kinds of pools and sliders. Not only has the rest house where you can enjoy seasonal cuisine and Watarai green tea while gazing at the Miya River, but it has also Bazaar Watarai where you can buy local specialty products and freshly harvested vegetables, and refresh your mind and body in the middle of the rich natural environment.

    宮川の河川敷では、多くの人がバーベキューをしています。ただ、夏だと日光を遮るテントは必須です。川に入って遊べます。泳いだり、寝転がったり。カヌーを漕いでいるひとや、SUP(スタンド・アップ・パドルサーフィン)という珍しい立ち漕ぎサーフィンに乗っている人もいました。公園内には「鹿肉カレー」などを食べられるレストランもあり、くつろげます。

  • Ishigaki-ike Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Suzukashi Sakurajimachou 7
    Ishigaki-ike Park is a multi-purpose park located a seven-minute walk from Tamagaki Station on the JR Kansai Main Line. It includes a baseball diamond, a running track, a public swimming pool, and other exercise facilities, along with an athletic field and a garden of hygrophytic plants. Alongside the running track are Usuzumi cherry trees, a natural treasure, and during blossom season, the park is crowded with people eager to take pictures. Ishigaki Pond, the feature that gives the park its name, has a walking path around it that becomes a pink tunnel of blossoms when the cherry blossoms are at their height, so the park is an ideal place for viewing blossoms. On the island in the middle of the pond is an artificial tree for wild birds, and visitors can observe wild birds and ducks flying back and forth.
  • Tsu Kairaku Park
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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...

  • Momiji no Sato Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Takigunodaichou Shimomate 5-1 Maple bottom
    This park is located on the side of Lake Okuise, a manmade lake formed by Misedani Dam, along Prefectural Route 31 in Shimomate, Odai Town, Taki County. As its name suggests, the park is known as a great place to enjoy viewing the changing colors of maple leaves. The park is also open to campers. The adjacent Furusato Plaza Momoji-kan serves food and sells local products and other items.
  • Nanbukyuryo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Mie Pref. Yokkaichishi Nishihinochou Higashi-Hino-cho Hagi-cho Kaiya-cho
    This general park is Yokkaichi city's largest, and embraces the hilly Satoyama landscape, mixing cultivated and untouched land. The North Zone has a chestnut forest, natural lawn, observation hill, and large play area. The South Zone has a zoo of small animals. There are all kinds of animals around, including sheep, goats, and peafowl, and every Sunday they have a rabbit-holding time. The park also has massive play equipment like the Long Slide and Wide Slide, making it very popular with children.
  • Matsusaka City Forest Park
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    Mie Pref. Matsusakashi Isederachou Anwaka 1678
    This nature park is known for its campground, managed by Matsusaka City. In addition to staying in their well-maintained bungalows, they have rental tents as well, and there is a barbecue green, communal kitchen, and a restaurant. Many people stay over here when climbing nearby Mt. Kannon. On the weekends, they have various events, including Mountaineering Study Groups and Disaster Camping for Families.

    松阪インターから車で5分程度で自然と触れ合えるところです。登山は展望台までなら気軽に登れますが、山頂までは急な斜面で、それなりの覚悟が必要です。(思ったより時間がかかったので途中で引き返しました。)展望台からでもかなり遠くまで望めます。天気の良い日にお弁当でも持って出かけるのに最適かと思います。

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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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