This summer and fall, Mie Prefecture invites you to celebrate the colors of the season by sharing your photos and video of Mie on Instagram. From dazzling fireworks festivals that exemplify summer in Japan to Mother Nature’s vivid paintings of autumn leaves, there’s no shortage of great opportunities to capture the colors of Mie.
So grab your camera and get outside, savor the season, and tag your photos with #visitmie. Prizes will go to the top entries!
Visit Mie Prefecture and take photos or video of festivals, the great outdoors, food — anything you love about Mie. There are no thematic restrictions, and photos/video you took on past trips to Mie are also fine to share!
Share your photos or video of Mie Prefecture with the hashtag #visitmie !
- Nabana no Sato
October 19, 2019 – May 6, 2020
This incredible light display, the largest in Japan, has been mesmerizing visitors with its beauty and romantic atmosphere for the past 15 years. Open every day during the event period. > See details
- 48 Waterfalls of Akame
November 2–24, 2019
The brilliant autumn colors around Reija Falls and Fudo Falls are lit up in seven different colors in this must-see event of the season, in Nabari, Mie. > See details
- Mie Prefectural Culture Center
November 14 – December 1, 2019
The Japanese garden here is lit up with bamboo lanterns, many of them carved in intricate designs, and the contrast with the red maple leaves makes for a beautiful evening stroll. > See details
November 17, 2019
The town of Ishinden was founded over 600 years ago, and many traditional buildings have been preserved. At this festival the town's history and culture really come alive. > See details
- Kobenomiya Yomo Shrine
November 17, 2019
This is the shrine's most important festival of the year. Enjoy a special local mochitsuki tradition, traditional gagaku court music performances, and lots of stalls selling food and other goods. > See details
- In front of Tado Taisha shrine
November 23, 2019
The Japanese traditional art of horseback archery is on full display in this exciting, and sacred, event. This Shinto tradition is held to pray for peace and tranquility in the nation. > See details
- Nigo Shrine
November 23, 2019
Shrine parishioners of six local districts parade through the streets carrying mikoshi, portable Shinto shrines, and once everyone arrives at Nigo Shrine dancing and other celebrations commence. > See details
- Matsusaka Bell Farm
November 24, 2019
For meat-lovers, and especially anyone fond of Matsusaka Beef, this is one event you won't want to miss! Watch the cow auction, enjoy yakiniku, and shop for local beef products. > See details
Winners of Part 1 will be announced in late October.
Winners of Part 2 will be announced in late February, 2020.
The results will be posted on the official #visitmie Campaign website.
Winning entries will be selected through an impartial, fair review process by selection committee members based on how well they communicate the appeal of tourism in Mie Prefecture.
Winners will be notified by direct message to their Instagram accounts.
Furthermore, other prizes will be announced!
Please note that prizes may not match the photos, and the contest operator reserves the right to change the prizes awarded.
Ise-Shima National Park Cycling Tour
Ninja Training Experience in Akame Shijyuhachi Falls Ninja Training Village
Ama Diver Hut Experience & Freshly-caught Seafood BBQ Lunch
Mie Free Itinerary Plan with 5-Day Kintetsu Rail Pass
2-Day Free Itinerary Plan with 1-Night Accommodation
Diving with Ama Female Divers in Ise-Shima
Ise-Shima Guided Cycling Tour
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