Mie

About Mie

A cultural wonderland nestled in central Japan, Mie Prefecture with its medley of enchanting historical landmarks and stunning natural vistas is, bar none, the only place for those hard-struck by wanderlust.

With its lofty peaks and stunning coastline, Mie serves up an incomparable offering of walks and hikes for outdoorsy types, like the ancient Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, and treks through giant salamander territory to the cascading splendor of the Akame 48 Waterfalls. Culture vultures can devour the Ise Jingu complex, where Japan’s sun goddess and most important deity in the Shinto religion is housed, and, also waiting to be devoured are delectable lobster and Mie’s prized melt-in-the-mouth Matsusaka Beef.
Ravishing flora and fauna are transformed with each season in the grounds of the Nagashima Resort, while at night millions of LEDs paint iridescent scenic views. Oh, and Mie is the birthplace of ninjas, fully tooled-up ninjas.

Places to visit in Mie

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Ise Jingu Shrine (Naiku)

Ise Jingu, consisting of Naiku (inner shrine) and Geku (outer shrine), is one of Shinto's holiest and most important sites in Japan.

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Ise Jingu (Geku)

Ise Jingu is located in Mie Prefecture and is a shrine spread out over a large area of land surrounded by trees in a tranquil forest. Its 2 main shrines, Naiku

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Okage Yokocho

Okage Yokocho is a small traditional village with replicas of old townhouses now used as shops offering local Ise specialities.

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Akame 48 Falls

The Akame 48 Falls are a famous, scenic area flowing through Akame-cho in Mie prefecture.

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Nabana no Sato

Located on the island of Nagashima, the Nabana no Sato theme park features beautiful flower gardens. Winter illuminations, especially the "Tunnel of Light", ar

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Ninja Museum of Iga-ryu

At the Ninja Museum, formerly a ninja school, visitors can learn about the history of ninja warriors and ninjutsu, the art of stealth. The museum features exhib

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Murai Bankoen

A ninja themed cafe with a very special ambassador. Come to Murai Bankoen to sample their amazing green tea ice cream and meet Chacha, the ninja cat!

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Fujiwara no Chikata Kutsu

Featuring in the 14th century Japanese epic novel 'Taiheiki', Fujiwara no Chikata Kutsu was the residence of the Fujiwara clan who proclaimed war upon the imperial court and was said to use the wrath of four demon deities to aid his cause and terrify oncoming forces.

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Akai Family Residence

Now used as a communal space and as a site for occasional small events, the Akai Family Residence is a renovated traditional samurai house that welcomes curious visitors.

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Aekuni Shrine

Over 800 years ago, the Hattori Ninja family established a festival ('Kurondo Matsuri') at Aekuni shrine, where people would attend in all black 'ninja' attire.

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Tejikara Shrine

Built in the late 13th century, Tejikara is an ancient shrine where famous samurai including, Nobunaga Oda and ninjas, including Fujibayashi Nagato, would pray before battle.

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Otoki Touge

An area of stunning natural beauty where Tokugawa Ieyasu allegedly passed through this area with the aide of Iga and Koga ninjas as he returned to Okazaki, during the Honnoji War.

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Hotels in Mie

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Kairakuen

Kairakuen is set in Toba, 1.3 km from Toba aquarium. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this ryokan is air conditioned and is fitted with

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Ryokan Otaya

Situated 12 km from Toba aquarium in Toba, Ryokan Otaya features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room

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Prime Resort Kashikojima

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and spa centre, Prime Resort Kashikojima is situated in Shima in the Mie Region. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free

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Yukai Resort Shima Saichoraku

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Yukai Resort Shima Saichoraku offers accommodation in Shima, 6 km from Shima Spain Village. Free private parking is availa

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Saiou no Miya

Saiou no Miya is set in Ise, 5 km from Ise Grand Shrine and 5 km from Oharai-machi. Free private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a TV. Some

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Hotel Yunomoto

Set in Komono, 6 km from Kataoka Onsen, Hotel Yunomoto features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Fo

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Ise Shima

Ise-Shima is located in the south east of Mie Prefecture. The surrounding peninsula is also known as Ise-Shima National Park. In this gorgeous resort settin

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