"My Mie" Mie-ken by robertbaum

Mie-ken Travel Guide: 163 reviews and 474 photos

Mie is one of Japan's prefectures on the main island Honshu in the region Kinki. The prefecture's administration centre is the city of Tsu.

Cities

The biggest cities are Yokkaichi (313,403 inhabitants), Tsu (292,628) and Suzuka (197,437), followed by Matsusaka (171,065), Kuwana (140,798), Ise (134,389), Iga (99,302), Nabari (83,730), Shima (56,758), Kameyama (48,902), Inabe (45,460), Toba (24,301), Owase (21,002) and finally Kumano (20,125). In the whole prefecture live 1,869,307 people making Mie by population the number 23 of 47 prefectures.

Sights worth to visit

- The Shrines of Ise - centre of Japan's Shintoism
- The Wedded Rocks in Futami
- Iga-Ueno - historic Ninja town and birthplace of Haiku poet Matsuo Basho
- Three Grand Shrines and Pilgrimage Routes of Kumano - UNESCO World Heritage -> http://www.tb-kumano.jp/en/index.html#2
- 48 Waterfalls of Akame
- Suzuka Circuit - Japan's most famous racetrack -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuka_Circuit

Further links

- Mie Tourism Guide -> http://welcome.kankomie.or.jp/english/

- Disvocer Mie -> http://www.kankomie.or.jp/kanko/discover/

- Mie's most beautiful scenery -> http://www.eco.pref.mie.jp/english/01/index.htm

- Mie Prefectural Art Museum -> http://www.pref.mie.jp/BIJUTSU/HP/en/home.htm

- Information Handbook for foreigners living in Mie -> http://www.mief.or.jp/en/life/handbook/index.html

- Official pages of Mie prefecture -> http://www.pref.mie.jp/ENGLISH/

- Weather Forcast and Disaster Warnings -> http://www.bosaimie.jp/mie_eng/

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  • Pros:Full of historic places
  • Last visit to Mie-ken: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated Jan 5, 2009
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