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Island Spots in Mie Area

  • Sugashima Island
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Sugashimachou
    Of the four inhabited islands in Toba City, Sugashima Island is the second largest with Mt. Oyama in the center with an altitude of 236.6 meters, as well as a series of other 200-meter-level mountains such as Mt. Sakaden and Mt. Boshi. From around January to February one can see beautiful scenery with the crimson leaves of Japanese box trees near the summit of Mt. Oyama. Sugashima is a simple, beautiful island that is blessed with fishing grounds and is referred to as the “Island of Wind” as it has a culture of drying various things there. It is approximately 18 minutes on foot from Toba Marine Terminal of Sadahama Port.
  • Kamishima Island
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Kamishimachou
    Kamishima, which belongs to Mie Prefecture’s Toba City, is an island where as the name implies people believe that it is overseen by a deity, and is a fishing island that became famous for appearing in the novel The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima. In the island’s Yatsushiro Shrine nearly one hundred sacred treasures are kept that span a period from the Kofun period (of Japanese history, 250-538 CE) to the Muromachi period (1333-1573 CE). It is approximately 40 minutes from the Toba Marine Terminal by the city-run liner.
  • Sakate Island
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Sakatechou
    This small island floats about 600 meters away from Toba City and is about 10 minutes from the Toba marine terminal, making it easy to reach. There’s a beach open during summer, and starting around May, a number of beautiful “rabbit ear irises,” designated as natural treasures, bloom in Ayame pond, making it popular with tourists. It’s also a little-known fishing spot, and there are small hotels and fishing tours available, making it popular with sea anglers.
  • Mikimoto Pearl Island
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Toba 1-7-1
    In 1893 Mikimoto Kokichi opened the first pearl raising facility here on Mikimoto Pearl Island and after the island was opened to the public in 1951 it has drawn numerous sightseers. On the island, which is approximately 23,000 square meters in size, you'll find the Mikimoto Pearl Museum with everything about pearls as well as the Mikimoto Kokichi Memorial Hall which will introduce you to the life of Mikimoto Kokichi, the Pearl King. With these and demonstrations of traditional white clad Ama pearl diver techniques you can immerse yourself in the wonder of pearls, making this almost a Pearl Theme Park.
  • Toshijima Island
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    Mie Prefecture Toba City
    This is the largest of the outlying islands of Toba City, and a popular activity is walking tours that take visitors around historic sites such as the kubizuka (a burial mound for a severed head) and dozuka (a mound for the severed torso) of Yoshitaka Kuki, the lord of Toba Castle who committed seppuku (suicide by ritual disembowelment to avoid a disgraceful execution) after suffering defeat in the Battle of Sekigahara, as well as offering a view of the work in the fishing port. There are also many other sites to see such as the original tree cultivar for Yamato Tachibana (a type of citrus tachibana), which is a prefectural Natural Monument, and a beech tree that looks just like a dragon. Every year on the old calendar the Hachiman Festival is held from January 17-19, and the Oiyare-fune at the end of August is also interesting to see.
  • Dolphin Island
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    Mie Pref. Tobashi Ohamachou Hyuga Island 628
    Dolphin Island is a leisure facility based on a remote island full of nature in Ohama Town, Toba City, Mie Prefecture. Visitors can enjoy the amazing dolphin shows and unique sea lion shows as well as actually touching the dolphins and feeding them. Views overlooking the Toba Bay, Chita Peninsula, and Atsumi Peninsula can be had from the observation deck accessed by lift. The Heart Lock Bell, a monument for bringing people together, is a popular power spot. There is also a restaurant and a beach for water fun, making it a place for the whole family to enjoy all day long.
  • Watakanojima Island
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    Mie Shima-shi Isobecho Watakano
  • Yatorijima Island
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    Mie Shima-shi Hamajimacho Hamajima 458
  • Sabarujima Island
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    Mie Owase Minamiura 4107
  • Akanojima Island
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    Mie Kitamuro-gun Kihokucho
  • Ishikagamijima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Toba-shi
  • Oshima Island
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    Mie Kitamuro-gun Kihokucho
  • Izukajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Kitamuro-gun Kihokucho
  • Kaminoshima
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    Mie Owase-shi
  • Sabarujima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Kitamuro-gun Kihokucho
  • Jajima Island
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    Mie Watarai-gun Taikicho
  • Suzujima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Kitamuro-gun Kihokucho
  • Takanoshima Island
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    Mie Watarai-gun Taikicho
  • Terajima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Owase-shi
  • Togashima Island
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    Mie Owase-shi

Mie Main Areas

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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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