Japan’s Mie Prefecture has an amazing array of top attractions, from highly spiritual locations such as Ise Jingu Grand Shrine and the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, to the postcard-like scenery of Wedded Rocks and expansive views from Yokoyama Observatory and Gozaisho Ropeway. Plentiful opportunities to get out in nature keep outdoor enthusiasts happy, and the unique culture and history of the Ama divers and Iga ninja give visitors to Mie "once-in-your-lifetime" experiences.

This autumn and winter, share your "once-in-your-lifetime" experiences of Mie on Instagram with hashtag #VisitMie for the chance to win some great prizes!

Be sure to post during Part 1 or Part 2 of the contest to be eligible!

Entry Period

  • Part 1 will run from September 26, 2018 through December 3, 2018.
  • Part 2 will run from December 4, 2018 through March 3, 2019.

(All dates and times are Japan Standard Time)

Announcement of Winning Entries

Winners of Part 1 will be announced in late December.
Winners of Part 2 will be announced in late March.
The results will be posted on the official #VisitMie Instagram Contest website.

Prizes

Over 50 winners will be selected to receive a prize from among the products offered by our 15+ sponsors. In total, a value of over 1 million yen!
Check back regularly so you don't miss any of the winner announcements!

Special Prize

Governor's Choice Award
Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic One-Night Voucher for Two
  • Part 11 pair (2 persons)
  • Part 21 pair (2 persons)
  • for one night, with dinner and breakfast included
The Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic is a resort hotel with a history going back to 1951, and has beautiful scenery in all seasons of the year. The view of Ago Bay at sunset from the guest lounge is extra special! (Dinner and breakfast are included.) Website
- Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions should contact the hotel before their stay.
Sponsor: Kintetsu Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Winners will receive gifts expressing the "Taste" "Fun" and "Beauty" of Mie!

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  • "Beautiful"
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Deluxe Gift Package of Local Mie Specialties
  • Part 11 person
  • Part 21 person
With many locations in Mie Prefecture and a wide variety of Japanese merchandise available, Aeon is an excellent option for shoppers of all kinds.
This deluxe gift package includes a variety of top local specialties from Mie.
Sponsor: AEON RETAIL Co.,Ltd.
Cut Mehibi Seaweed
  • Part 11 persons
  • Part 21 persons
High in nutrients, this top-quality dried seaweed is harvested locally, off the coast of Toshijima island in Iseshima.
- Overseas delivery not available.
Sponsor: Iseshima Miyage Center Osho
- Sent together with Iwato Mochi.
Iwato Mochi (Package of 2)
  • Part 11 persons
  • Part 21 persons
This signature confection of Ise consists of pounded mochi rice enveloping a creamy koshian red bean paste filling made from top-quality Hokkaido azuki beans, and dusted with kinako roasted soybean flour. It is famous for having a light, sophisticated taste.
- Overseas delivery not available.
Sponsor: Iwatoya
- Sent together with Cut Mehibi Seaweed.
Cafe Lunch Ticket
  • Part 22 persons
Seaside cafe Entrada Kashikojima is the perfect spot to relax with a meal in front of blue Ago Bay. This lunch ticket for two gets you a free lunch of seafood pasta or Japanese curry and rice along with a free drink.
Sponsor: Umi Sanpo & Cafe Entrada Kashikojima
3000 JPY Gift Card for Toba1bangai
  • Part 11 persons
This gift certificate may be used anywhere in the Toba1bangai shopping center in Toba.
- Valid for all purchases inside Toba1bangai.
- Expiration date applies.
- Change is not given.
- Not redeemable for cash.
Sponsor: Toba1bangai
Matsuzaka Beef Shigure-ni Select
  • Part 11 person
  • Part 21 person
Rivaling Kobe Beef in quality and flavor, Matsuzaka Beef is a luxury beef brand that every meat-lover should try. Shigure-ni is a beef stew flavored with ginger, soy sauce, and other ingredients.
- Overseas delivery not available.
Sponsor: Maruyoshi Co.,ltd
Hinotani Beer set of 6
  • Part 11 person
  • Part 21 person
Set of 6 beers, including Hinotani Lager, Ninja Beer, and a seasonal beer. Hinotani Beer is made from the pure water of Hinotani Valley, and includes local ingredients for great-tasting beer that we are very proud of.
- Overseas delivery not available.
Sponsor: Misugi Resort, Inc.
Ninja Samurai Kingdom Ise Pair Tickets
  • Part 15 pairs (10 persons)
This theme park is full of history on some of Japan's most famous characters, samurai and ninja! Visitors can enjoy ninja shows and plays, try to find their way through a ninja maze, relax in an onsen, and even experience a reproduction of Azuchi Castle, built by Oda Nobunaga.
Sponsor: Ninja Samurai Kingdom Ise
Hot Springs Ticket for Two
  • Part 11 pair (2 persons)
  • Part 21 pair (2 persons)
Enjoy superb panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as you soak in this large onsen (hot spring bath).
- Valid times: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
- Holidays are irregular; please call ahead to confirm availability.
Sponsor: Seaside Hotel Geiboso
Shima Spain Village Tickets for Two
  • Part 12 pairs (4 persons)
  • Part 22 pairs (4 persons)
Reminiscent of the exotic atmosphere of a Spanish townscape and brimming with Spanish charm, the Shima Spain Village theme park features attractions, shows, restaurants, and shops people of all ages can enjoy.
- Tickets cover park admission, all free shows, and all attractions.
Sponsor: Shima Spain Village
Toba Bay Cruise and Dolphin Island Ticket
  • Part 12 persons
  • Part 22 persons
This cruise on Toba Bay will take you to Dolphin Island, where you can enjoy fun shows featuring dolphins and sea lions, and afterwards visit the observatory on the island's peak for unforgettable panoramic views of Toba Bay, Iseshima, and the Atsumi peninsula.
Sponsor: Shima MarineLeisure Co., Ltd.
Suzuka Circuit Motopia Passport Tickets for Two
  • Part 12 pairs (4 persons)
  • Part 23 pairs (6 persons)
These pair tickets get you admission to the famous Suzuka Circuit and rides at the Motopia amusement park.
- Visitors coming by car will need to pay a parking fee.
Sponsor: Mobilityland Corporation
Todaya Hotel One-Night Voucher for Two
  • Part 21 pair (2 persons)
Todaya Hotel is situated on the Toba coastline and conveniently located within a 3 minute walk of the Kintetsu Toba railway station. The hotel also boasts magnificent sea views along with excellent facilities including a number of themed open-air baths. These baths can be enjoyed by all guests and the Yutei bath is even open 24 hours.
Sponsor: Todaya, Inc.
Nabana-no-Sato Flower Garden Pair Tickets
  • Part 11 pair (2 persons)
  • Part 21 pair (2 persons)
With beautiful flowers all around in each of Japan's four seasons, Nabana-no-Sato Flower Garden is a fairytale-like land of color. At night be mesmerized by dazzling light displays that are sure to refresh and relax your mind.
Sponsor: Nagashima Kanko Kaihatsu, Inc.
Este/Spa Free Trial Pair Tickets
  • Part 11 pair (2 persons)
  • Part 21 pair (2 persons)
This ticket lets you try the "Este" aesthetic salon treatment developed by organic cosmetics brand MiMC, and also the mineral mist sauna "Le Furo," which gained popularity in Kamakura and Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo. Finally, enjoy a snack by our in-house chef Mr. Tsujiguchi.
Sponsor: Aquaignis
Economy-class roundtrip airfare for 2 from Nagoya to Seoul, Korea
  • Part 11 pair (2 persons)
  • Part 21 pair (2 persons)
Asiana Airlines provides two flights daily from Nagoya's Centrair Airport to Seoul.
- Some restrictions on airline ticket period of validity and period of use apply.
- Payment of taxes and fuel surcharge are required at time of ticket purchase.
- In the case of fully booked flights and other circumstances, seats on your preferred flight are not guaranteed.
- Overseas delivery not available.
Sponsor: Asiana Airlines
Roundtrip ticket for two on the Ago Bay Water Taxi
  • Part 11 pair (2 persons)
Enjoy the deep blue of Ago Bay under the expansive sky as you ride aboard the Ago Bay Water Taxi from Kashikojima station to Shima Mediterranean Village. Feel the wind in your face as the forested island landscape opens before you, all for a new perspective on southern Mie Prefecture.
- Please call ahead to make reservations.
Sponsor: Umi Sanpo & Cafe Entrada Kashikojima
Ropeway Gondola Family Voucher (for 4)
  • Part 15 families (20 persons)
  • Part 25 families (20 persons)
As you ride the Gozaisho Ropeway Gondola, enjoy breathtaking views throughout the seasons, and the huge, unusual rock formations stretching out beneath you.
The landscape changes dramatically with the seasons and each has its own unique beauty, but the brilliant reds, golds, and greens of autumn make it an especially popular time to visit.
Sponsor: Gozaisho Ropeway
Isekamiun! Onpu Daruma Plushie
  • Part 15 persons
  • Part 25 persons
This red-and-white plushie doll is a daruma in the shape of a musical note (onpu), and will deliver your wishes to Japan's kami gods wherever you happen to be. A cute gift for a special someone or as a remembrance of your travels to Ise.
Sponsor: SOUNDACE
- Sent together with Iga "Kumihimo" Braided Cord.
Iga "Kumihimo" Braided Cord with Akoya Pearl
  • Part 15 persons
The city of Iga is famous for braided cords called "kumihimo," designated a traditional craft. This brightly colored keychain strap combines kumihimo with another of Mie's specialties, an Akoya pearl, for a unique gift or keepsake that can be attached to a phone case, bag, backpack, or other personal item.
- The color of the pearl or braided cord cannot be selected.
Sponsor: Pearl Falco, Inc.
- Sent together with Onpu Daruma Plushie.
Kashikojima Espana Cruise Ticket
  • Part 12 persons
  • Part 22 persons
On this 50-minute cruise on Ago Bay, a location long important to Japan's pearl industry, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ria coastline, where the green of the trees blends harmoniously with the deep blue of the water. Kashikojima, one of the many islands in Ago Bay, was the location for the G7 Summit in 2016.
Sponsor: Shima MarineLeisure Co., Ltd.
MIKIMOTO COSMETICS Essence Mask LX 6 Sheets
  • Part 11 person
  • Part 21 person
MIKIMOTO COSMETICS Beauty Masks
Full face masks made of beauty lotion added to 100% cotton sheets.
Several kinds of ingredients derived from pearls provide moisturizing benefits for youthful-looking skin.
Fragrance-free / No added colors / Allergy-tested (Product may still cause allergies in some people)
Sponsor: Mikimoto Pearl Island

Please note that prizes may not match the photos, and the contest operator reserves the right to change the prizes awarded.

Eligibility

  • Contestants must be following the official @VisitMie Instagram account
  • Contestants must be using a public Instagram account for entry
  • Contestants must agree to the contest Terms & Conditions.
  • Accounts that are made private during the contest entry period are not eligible to win
  • Entry photos may be used for promotion by Mie Prefecture.

How to Enter

Step 1 Follow

Follow Mie Prefecture’s official Instagram account @VisitMie

Step 2 Take Photos
Visit Mie Prefecture, and take photos of places, events, food, etc., that you thought were special, once-in-your-lifetime moments! Photos you took on past trips to Mie Prefecture are of course OK!
Step 3 Share

Share one or more photos of Mie Prefecture with the hashtag #VisitMie !

Selection Process

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.

  • Winners must be following the official @VisitMie account.
  • Winners must reply within 48 hours; otherwise they forfeit their right to claim their prize.
  • Entry images may be used in official Mie Prefecture websites, social media, posters, flyers, etc.

#VisitMie

#VisitMie #VisitMie

Prize even for those who haven't had the chance to visit Mie! Prize even for those who haven't had the chance to visit Mie!

During Part 1 or Part 2 of the #VisitMie Instagram Contest, LIKE one of our posts to be entered automatically in a free giveaway, with special Mie gift sets given randomly to 10 lucky winners!

Entry Period

  • Part 1 will run from September 26, 2018 through December 3, 2018.
  • Part 2 will run from December 4, 2018 through March 3, 2019.

(All dates and times are Japan Standard Time)

Prizes

prize
Gift Package of Local Mie Specialties
  • Part 15 persons
  • Part 25 persons
Gift Package of Local Mie Specialties
With many locations in Mie Prefecture and a wide variety of Japanese merchandise available, Aeon is an excellent option for shoppers of all kinds.
This gift package includes a variety of local specialties from Mie.
- Images are for illustrative purposes.
Sponsor: AEON RETAIL Co.,Ltd.

How to Enter

Step 1

Follow the official Mie Prefecture Instagram account @VisitMie

Step 2

“LIKE” one of the photos posted on the @VisitMie official Instagram account during the contest period.

  • Accounts that are made private during the contest entry period are not eligible to win

Selection Process

Winners will be notified by direct message to their Instagram accounts.

  • Winners must be following the official @VisitMie account.
  • Winners must reply within 48 hours; otherwise they forfeit their right to claim their prize.

Mie Shoku-Tabi Passport

Discounts at close to 700 business in Mie!

Pick up the Mie Shoku-Tabi Passport at tourist information centers in Mie Prefecture, and simply show at any of nearly 700 restaurants, shops and other businesses in Mie for great discounts and bonus gifts!

In addition to savings on your dining and travel, you can also use the Mie Shoku-Tabi Passport to collect stamps throughout the prefecture. Collect two or more stamps and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a special Mie prize. The more stamps you collect, the bigger the prize you can win!

Mie Shoku-Tabi Passport

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Terms and Conditions

About Entries to the #VisitMie Instagram Contest

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.

  • Individuals may submit as many entries to the contest as they wish.
  • Entry images and video posted with the hashtag #VisitMie may be used in official Mie Prefecture websites, social media, posters, flyers, etc.
  • If posting a photo or video with a person in it, please ensure that you have the person’s consent to do so. Mie Prefecture and the Contest Operator assume no responsibility whatsoever for any issues related to portrait rights or rights of likeness.
  • No objections shall be made regarding the operation of this campaign or the winning entry selection process.
  • Simultaneous entry or entries can be made to the concurrent Mie Prefecture Like-to-Win Giveaway.
  • #VisitMie PR Supporters and applicants may also participate in this campaign.
Inelligible Content

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.

  • Content that could be considered offensive, including but not limited to sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable content
  • Commercial content, such as content that includes advertising or solicitations to access a particular website or address
  • Content unrelated to Mie Prefecture, or content that is determined not to show Mie Prefecture’s beauty or attractiveness
  • Content that might cause a conflict of rights with a particular character or celebrity
  • Content that slanders a person, company, or organization or infringes on privacy
  • Content that infringes on the copyright or portrait rights/rights of likeness of any third parties
  • Content posted using an account that impersonates another person or company/organization using their name, etc.
  • Any other content that we consider to be inappropriate
  • Winning entries or prizes may not be transferred or exchanged for cash.
About Entries to the Mie Prefecture Like-to-Win Giveaway

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.

  • Individuals may submit as many entries to the contest as they wish.
  • No objections shall be made regarding the operation of this campaign or the winning entry selection process.
  • Simultaneous entry or entries can be made to the concurrent #VisitMie Instagram Contest.
Other
  • The #VisitMie Instagram Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13 years of age or older, release Instagram of all responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.
  • This campaign uses Instagram. Mie Prefecture and the Campaign Operator are not responsible for any damages caused by the suspension or cancellation of this campaign due to the Instagram or related apps.
  • Entrants are responsible for any applicable data transfer or internet connection fees.
  • Depending on your device model, usage, and connection environment, in some cases it may not be possible to submit an entry.
  • In principle, the Campaign Operator cannot answer any questions about the use of Instagram or device settings.
  • This campaign may be modified or cancelled without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Handling of Personal Information

Any personal information you provide to us will only be used for sending your prize.

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Mie Prefecture Instagram Operating Policy
  • Account Name: @VisitMie
  • Website: https://www.instagram.com/visitmie
  • Purpose: To widely promote Mie Prefecture tourism information to an overseas audience in foreign languages (English, Chinese, Thai), using Instagram as a form of promotional media.
  • Posting Entity: This account is run by Mie Prefecture Tourism Division staff, under the direction of Inbound Tourism Department staff.
  • Comments Policy: In principle we do not reply to comments, but when possible we try to answer questions, etc. Comments we judge to be inflammatory or inappropriate in any way may be removed without prior notice.
  • About Posted Content: Posted content will be information and images relating to tourism in Mie Prefecture.
  • About Copyright: The copyright for submitted comments is retained by the user who posted the relevant comment(s), however, permission to use the posted comment(s) non-exclusively and on a royalty-free basis shall be granted to Mie Prefecture, and the user agrees not to exercise his or her copyright over the comments against the Mie Prefecture Inbound Tourism Department.
  • Cessation of Account Activity or Account Deletion: If it is determined that posting to Instagram is no longer practical, this will be announced on the Mie Prefecture website, and the Mie Prefecture official Instagram account will be deleted or account activity ceased.
Inquiries

Please send questions to the Campaign Operator: info@visitmie.jp

  • Responses to inquiries we receive will be made first-come, first-serve, on weekdays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM JST during the campaign period.
  • Please understand that certain inquiries may take longer to respond to than others.
Downloading the VisitMie Poster/Flyer

B1 poster (PDF): English 日本語(Japanese)
A4 flyer (PDF): English 日本語(Japanese) 繁體中文(Traditional Chinese) ไทย(Thai)

  • JNTO
  • Japan.Endless Discoveryr.
  • Japan.Endless Discoveryr.
  • Aquaignis
  • Asiana Airlines, Inc.
  • AEON RETAIL Co.,Ltd.
  • Ninja Samurai Kingdom Ise
  • Iseshima Miyage Center Osho
  • Iwatoya
  • Umi Sanpo & Cafe Entrada Kashikojima
  • Kintetsu Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.
  • Gozaisho Ropeway
  • SOUNDACE
  • Seaside Hotel Geiboso
  • Shima Spain Village
  • Shima MarineLeisure Co., Ltd.
  • Mobilityland Corporation
  • Todaya, Inc.
  • Toba1bangai
  • Nagashima Kanko Kaihatsu, Inc.
  • Pearl Falco, Inc.
  • Maruyoshi Co.,ltd
  • Mikimoto Pearl Island
  • Misugi Resort, Inc.

Supported by Japan National Tourism Organization, Chubu Regional Environment Office