Honshu, Japan's eastern Kii Peninsula, is home to Mie Prefecture, a haven of natural beauty surrounded by 680 miles of untouched Pacific coastline and the towering peaks of the Suzuka Mountains. Dating back 10,000 years, the rich social history of the area is evident in its stunning works of architecture, most notably the Ise Shrine, Japan's holiest shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu and located in Mie Prefecture's "Holy City" of Ise.

The omnipresent agricultural focus of Mie Prefecture is both practical and luxurious, consisting of forestry activity as well as pearl cultivation. A visit to Mie Prefecture provides a wide array of opportunities to experience natural beauty as well intriguing exploration of areas once reserved only for Japan's holiest High Priestess. Mie Prefecture transports the visitor into an untouched sanctuary of land and sea, allowing imaginative travelers the chance to feel like the regal lords who once called this place home.


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Ise Shrine

Geku, the shrine of Toyouke, deity of clothing, food and housing, and Naiku, the shrine of Amaterasu, deity of the sun, come together to create Ise Shrine, the holiest shrine in all of Japan. Visitors of Ise Shrine will be immediately overcome with the peaceful simplicity of the time-honored architecture and its surrounding greenery. Step inside Teyouke's Sengukan Museum to learn about the traditional ceremonies performed in and around the Grand Shrine.

Meoto Iwa

Visitors may bask in the sunrise over Meoto Iwa, also known as the Married Couple Rocks, located in the sea off the beaches of Futami. The rocks, representing the union of man and woman, are linked by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw). In the summer, the sun appears to rise between the rocks and Mount Fuji looms in the distance, making the destination perfect for inspiration and romance.

Nagashima Resort

Located in beautiful Kawana, Nagashima Resort consists of five leisure facilities. Visit the Spaland amusement park to ride the renowned Aurora Ferris Wheel, cool off in the glorious water park, relax in the lovely hot spring and stroll through the stunning Nabana no Sato flower park. Surrounded by tranquil rivers and the picturesque sea, Nagashima Resort is the perfect destination for travelers seeking both luxury and serenity.

Okage Yokocho

Just outside the front gates of Naikū, Okage Yochoko allows visitors to experience the elegant district as it was in the 19th Century. Over 50 shops and restaurants are present along this quaint and charming Japanese street, many of which offer local delicacies to sample and traditional crafts to admire.

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