6 days in Mie Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Mie Prefecture Itinerary

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6 days in Mie Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
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Nabari
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Owase
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Toba
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Kuwana
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Tokyo

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Nabari

Nabari ©
Nabari is a city located in central Mie Prefecture, Japan, bordering on Nara Prefecture to the west.As of August 2015, the city has an estimated population of 78,190 and a population density of 603 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Shorenji Lake tourist Village Strawberry Garden, then meet the residents at Nihon Salamander Center, then admire the sheer force of Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, and finally relax in the rural setting at Shoren Temple Kankomura Grape Picking.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nabari itinerary planner.

Tokyo to Nabari is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nabari can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Owase.

Things to do in Nabari

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Nihon Salamander Center ©
Nihon Salamander Center

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Owase

Owase
Owase is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 17,953 and a population density of 93.2 persons per km2. For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Owase travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nabari to Owase in 2 hours. Traveling from Nabari in September, expect nights in Owase to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. You will leave for Toba on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Owase

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Toba

Toba ©
Notable for its oysters and the production of cultured pearls, the city of Toba, mostly situated within Ise-Shima National Park, includes a number of small islands in Ise Bay.
On the 21st (Thu), kick back and relax at Chidorigahama Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Goza Shirahama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Izawanomiya, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then kick back and relax at Toshi-jima, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Meotoiwa.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Toba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Owase to Toba takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Toba can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Kuwana.

Things to do in Toba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shima, Meotoiwa
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Toshi-jima ©
Toshi-jima
Izawanomiya ©
Izawanomiya
Meotoiwa ©
Meotoiwa

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Kuwana

Kuwana ©
The historic town of Kuwana stands as one of the 53 post stations that dotted the route between Kyoto and Edo (as Tokyo was then known) during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, see the interesting displays at Hikone Castle, then kick back and relax at Chijino Matsubara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taga Taisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Biwa, then engage your brain at Yanmar Museum, and then explore the activities along Lake Yogo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuwana trip builder.

Drive from Toba to Kuwana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Kuwana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hikone, Nagahama, Taga Taisha, Tokoname City Pottery Footpath, Lake Biwa
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Lake Yogo ©
Lake Yogo
Lake Biwa ©
Lake Biwa
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Yanmar Museum