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 !
- Ueno Park
September 1 – November 7, 2019
Many events celebrating traditional Japanese culture and arts will be held during the festival period, including archery, a kendo tournament, taiko drum performances, a chrysanthemum fair, and a nighttime Noh play. > See details
- Iga Ueno Jokamachi
October 12–14, 2019
During this event the castle town (jokamachi) of Iga Ueno is decorated with many lights, creating an almost mystical atmosphere for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. > See details
- 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
- Hirao and Urufushine Shrine
October 26–27, 2019
This big autumn festival is held in Hirao, in western Mie. The first day features a lantern parade of samurai, and on day two mikoshi and danjiri are paraded through town. > See details
- Ueno Tenjin Shrine
October 18–20, 2019
The Ueno Tenjin Festival has a history going back over 400 years, and is a registered UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is the largest festival in Iga and a must-see event. > See details
- Around Maruyama Park
October 22, 2019
This event is held to both honor the Akoya oysters harvested at Ago Bay and to pray for the continued prosperity of the cultured pearl industry.> See details
- Takihara Shrine
October 27, 2019
Takihara Shrine is an associated shrine of Ise Jingu, and at this autumn festival crowds gather to celebrate the harvest, with dancing, a special mochi-throwing tradition called mochi-maki, and much more. > See details
- Matsuzaka Castle Site
November 3, 2019
This festival commemorates Gamo Ujisato, the daimyo who founded Matsuzaka in Japan's feudal period. The highlight is a procession of close to 300 people dressed as samurai and artillerymen. > 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
Please read these Terms and Conditions before submitting entries to this campaign. All contestants, by submitting entries, are considered to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions.
Do not post any of the following types of content. If the Contest Operator determines that your post falls into any of these categories, it may be excluded from consideration.
Winning entries or prizes may not be transferred or exchanged for cash.
Any personal information you provide to us will only be used for sending your prize.
Please view this website on one of the following browsers:
On Windows: Latest version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 and above, latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox
On macOS: latest version of Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox
On iPhone/iPad: iOS 12.0 or above
On Android: Android 6.0 or above
Please send questions to the Campaign Operator: firstname.lastname@example.org