In the summer time, there are many places and various events you can visit in Mie prefecture, including amusement park, outlet shopping mall, seafood eateries, etc., Mie has them all!

Hot summer scream!

Nagashima Spaland Amusement Park

Exciting! Thrilling! You can’t miss this wooden “White Cyclone” roller coaster. You can feel the shaking with your body as the coaster rolls down the wooden rails. The park also has relatively ordinary roller coasters. There is also a roller coaster called “Steel Dragon 2000” which falls from 97m above the ground just like a dragon flies through the sky.

Nagashima Spaland Amusement Park

Address: Mie Prefecture Kuwana-shi Nagashima-cho Urayasu 333
Telephone: 0594-45-1111
Open hours: http://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/resort/time.html (Japanese)
Admission fee: adults: 4,500 yen
elementary school students: 3,400 yen
children or 2 years old and under: 2,100 yen
Access: just off the Wangan Nagashima Interchange Exit on Ise Expresswayhttp://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/resort/map_index.html/ (Japanese)
URL: http://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/ (Japanese)

  38 718 060

About 10 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 7.4km

Walk through the colorful fantasy world

Nabana no Sato

After the thrilling experience at the amusement park, come visit the nearby Naba no Sato and walk through the colorful fantasy world of flowers. In its 275,000m2 property, different flowers grow in different season throughout the year. In the winter time, the romantic “White Illumination” of lanterns takes place.

Nabana no Sato

Address: Mie Prefecture Kuwana-shi Nagashima-cho Komae Urushibata 270
Telephone: 0594-41-0787
Open hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm (open hours will be different during Winter Illumination period)
Admission fee: 1,600 yen (admission is free for elementary school students and children of younger age)
(admission fee is different during Winter Illumination period)
Access: just off the Wangan Nagashima Interchange Exit on Ise Expressway
http://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/nabana/access_index.html
(Japanese)
URL: http://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/nabana/index.html (Japanese)

  38 894 473

About 26 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 18.3km

If you are driving in Japan, this is a must visit service area

Gozaisho Service Area

Driving on expressways, “SA (service areas)” are the places you can’t miss. Not just for resting and using the bathrooms, this Gozaisho service area also has restaurants, shopping area for food, souvenirs, specialty items of Tokai area and even clothing shops. This is the service area you would want to make the time to go visit.

Gozaisho Service Area

Address: Mie Prefecture Yokkaichi-shi Higashi Meihan Expressway
Telephone: 059-332-7323
Open hours: general rest area is open 24 hours, individual shops according to their schedule
Access: from Nabana no Sato to Gozaisho service area: go on Prefectural Road 7 and enter Isewan Expressway, enter Higashi Meihan Expressway at Yokkaichi Junction, you will see Gozaisho service area (about 30min. drive from Nabana no Sato)
from Gozaisho service area to Ise City: go on Higashi Meihan Expressway and enter Isewan Expressway, get off at Ise Higashi Interchange exit to enter Ise City (about 1 hour and 14 min. from Gozaisho service area)
URL: http://sapa.c-nexco.co.jp/search/map (Japanese)

  38 671 037

About 1 hour and 22 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 103km

Feel the calm of the Grand Shrine of Japan

Ise Jingu

Having the history of 2,000 years, Ise Jingu stands stately and solemnly. Slowly walk through Ise Jingu in the clear air, by the clear water and through 100-year-old Japanese cedar trees, stepping in to the absolute calm of the Grand Shrine of Japan. You can feel the Japanese heritage.

Ise Jingu

Address: Mie Prefecture Ise-shi Ujitachi-cho 1
Telephone: 0596-24-1111
Open hours: January through April: 5:00am to 6:00pm
May though August: 5:00am to 7:00pm
September: 5:00am to 6:00pm
October through December: 5:00am to 5:00pm
(open hours are different during new year holidays)
Access: from your hotel, about 20 min. drive on National Rout 715
http://www.isejingu.or.jp/ (Japanese)
URL: http://www.isejingu.or.jp/foreign/index.html (English)

  118 549 231

About 23 minutes by toll road
Distance of about 10.3km

Wife standing by her husband, romantically married rockes

Meotoiwa (Husband and Wife Rocks)

It is said that this is the scenery which most represents Japan and this scenery may be the most known scenery of Japan in the world. Meotoiwa (Husband and Wife Rocks) is the married rocks of Japan. If the weather was good, you would be able to catch the view of Mt. Fuji far behind the rocks.

Meotoiwa (Husband and Wife Rocks)

Address: Ise-shi Futami-cho-e 575 Futami Okitama Shrine
Telephone: 0596-43-2020 (Futami Okitama Shrine)
Open hours: fee sightseeing (lights are turned off at 10:00pm from June to September, lights are turned off at 9:00pm during other months of the year)
Access: go on Ise-Kaido Road/National Rout 23 and enter Ise-Kaido Road/National Rout 42 (about 20min. drive)
URL http://www.travel.pref.mie.lg.jp/index.htm (English,Chinese,Korean)

  118 619 626

About 15 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 8.7km

Give kisses to little friend of the sea

Toba Aquarium

This aquarium, its building being 240m long, has the touring path that is 1.5km long. This is the world largest indoor aquarium. There are 1,188 kinds of friends of the sea living in this aquarium! You can see the previous incarnation of the little mermaid and fabulous performances that make you can’t stop laughing.

Toba Aquarium

Address: Toba-shi Toba 3-3-6
Telephone: 0599-25-2555
Open hours: March 21 through October 31: 9:00am to 5:00pm
(July 20 through August 31: 8:30am to 5:30pm)
November 1 tough March 20: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission fee: adults: 2,500 yen
children: 1,250 yen
children age of 3 and older: 630 yen
elderly age of 60 and older: 2,100 yen
Access: about 13 min. drive on National Route 42
http://www.aquarium.co.jp/eigyou/access.html (Japanese)
URL: http://www.aquarium.co.jp/ (Japanese)

  118 536 505

About 25 minutes in the general road
Distance of about 15.9km

Let’s get to know the world of Ama – the femail divers

Oosatsu Ama Bunka Shiryoukan Museum

Oosatsu district in Toba is a small fishing village. Many Ama ladies still live in this village today. This museum will allow you to understand the work and life of Ama who live with the sea.

Oosatsu Ama Bunka Shiryoukan Museum

Address: Toba-shi Oosatsu-cho 1238
Telephone: 0599-33-7453
Open hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed: year-end and new year holidays
Access: from National Rout 47, go on Prefectural Road 750 (about 27 min. drive)
http://www.oosatsu.net/acc/index.htm
(Japanese)
URL: http://www.oosatsu.net/midokoro/ama/index.htm (Japanese)

  338 499 486

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