The days are getting colder, but that’s no reason to miss out on the great things to do and see in Mie! One special experience that will stay with you for a long time is a trip up snow-dusted Mt. Gozaisho in a gondola. The view is incredible, and night-time gondola rides are a winter exclusive!
Grab your camera and get outside, savor the season, and share your photos and video on Instagram with hashtag #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
- Toba Aquarium
November 30 – December 25, 2019
The holiday celebrations at Toba Aquarium include a tree lit up by an electric eel, and a "Santa" diver handing out delicious snacks to the fish. > See details
- Shima Spain Village
November 9 – December 25, 2019
Admire the 7-meter Christmas tree and other festive decorations at Shima Spain Village as you enjoy great food and shopping this holiday season! Only until 25 Dec. > See details
- Suwa Park
November 1, 2019 – February 16, 2020
Conveniently located by Kintetsu Yokkaichi station, Suwa Park and the Suwa Park Community Center are beautifully lit up by 50,000 lights in this big illumination event. > See details
- Mie Kodomo no Shiro
December 21, 2019 – February 11, 2020
The event hall is transformed into a mystic forest of lights you won't want to miss. The cute family of rabbits is looking forward to meeting everyone! > See details
- Valley of the 48 Waterfalls of Akame
December 22, 2019
Lit up by colorful lights and close to a thousand candles, the pools and waterfalls of Akame, including Reija Falls and Fudo Falls, are transformed during this special night-time event. > See details
- Toba Visitor Center
December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2019
At this craft workshop kids can learn how to make a Christmas-themed candle using sea shells and other materials, and take their creations home with them. Prior reservations required. > See details
- Kiho Town Furusato Shiryokan
December 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020
During this seasonal event in the town of Kiho, nearly 200,000 lights light up the night. Don't miss the 20m tree, and tunnel of lights! Special activities are held on 12/21! > 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.
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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