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Japan Vlog: A Trip To Ise, Mie Prefecture|三重県・伊勢の旅
Japan Vlog: A Trip To Ise, Mie Prefecture|三重県・伊勢の旅
Published: 2016/02/20
Channel: OkanoTV
Exploring Mie with Rachel & Jun and Kim Dao
Exploring Mie with Rachel & Jun and Kim Dao
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: Odigo Japan
10 MUST-DO THINGS Mie prefecture Japan |三重県・伊勢の旅
10 MUST-DO THINGS Mie prefecture Japan |三重県・伊勢の旅
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: Cathy Cat カティー
MIE, JAPAN
MIE, JAPAN
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Rescue the Princess!
Welcome to Japan - Episode 8 - Mie
Welcome to Japan - Episode 8 - Mie
Published: 2015/11/08
Channel: janbaritv
伊勢・鳥羽旅行 Ise/Toba Trip (Mie prefecture of Japan)
伊勢・鳥羽旅行 Ise/Toba Trip (Mie prefecture of Japan)
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Komugi Okawara
A Hidden Power Spot in Japan || 48 Hours in Mie Prefecture
A Hidden Power Spot in Japan || 48 Hours in Mie Prefecture
Published: 2017/11/25
Channel: KemushiChan ロレッタ
A trip to Mie Prefecture
A trip to Mie Prefecture
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: kisaxdots
The Spiritual Heart of Japan in Mie (Travel Guide)
The Spiritual Heart of Japan in Mie (Travel Guide)
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Mie Japan Travel Guide (Mie Citizens Council for the Ise-Shima Summit)
CATS, BEER, ISE SHRINE- MIE PREFECTURE ADVENTURE! (Japan Vlog)
CATS, BEER, ISE SHRINE- MIE PREFECTURE ADVENTURE! (Japan Vlog)
Published: 2015/02/03
Channel: Phoenyx 787
Ninja
Ninja's in Mie Prefecture
Published: 2008/08/10
Channel: ne20
Exploring In Tsu, Mie, Japan!
Exploring In Tsu, Mie, Japan!
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: sunshinepaii
Adventure in Mie, Japan (Travel Guide)
Adventure in Mie, Japan (Travel Guide)
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Mie Japan Travel Guide (Mie Citizens Council for the Ise-Shima Summit)
Mie Prefecture Japan
Mie Prefecture Japan
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: Drew Ryuu
Train ride to Ise City in Mie Prefecture, Japan
Train ride to Ise City in Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: WayGaijin
A Winter Fairytale In Japan - Nabana no Sato, Mie Prefecture
A Winter Fairytale In Japan - Nabana no Sato, Mie Prefecture
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: All Mangas Fault
Luxury in Mie, Japan (Travel Guide)
Luxury in Mie, Japan (Travel Guide)
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Mie Japan Travel Guide (Mie Citizens Council for the Ise-Shima Summit)
Ceramic Treasures - Iga-yaki, Mie Prefecture
Ceramic Treasures - Iga-yaki, Mie Prefecture
Published: 2017/11/27
Channel: Wanted
A shrine in Mie prefecture, Japan
A shrine in Mie prefecture, Japan
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: AnimalRightsCenter Japan
G7 Ise-Shima Summit Held in Mie Prefecture
G7 Ise-Shima Summit Held in Mie Prefecture
Published: 2016/05/26
Channel: ShingetsuNews
Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan - city view
Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan - city view
Published: 2011/03/19
Channel: japanavisionblog
SATOUMI - Ago Bay-Shima City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
SATOUMI - Ago Bay-Shima City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2012/07/31
Channel: UN University
Mie sightseeing - Go! Central Japan - Mie - cn
Mie sightseeing - Go! Central Japan - Mie - cn
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: lsytube
LIVE FROM JAPAN - Middle Class suburban Japan MIE Prefecture - Lower Middle Class Nippon
LIVE FROM JAPAN - Middle Class suburban Japan MIE Prefecture - Lower Middle Class Nippon
Published: 2017/03/03
Channel: ArchieLuxury Travel
Mikimoto Pearl Island (御木本真珠島), Toba City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Mikimoto Pearl Island (御木本真珠島), Toba City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2011/12/11
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Strong earthquake strikes off Mie prefecture in southern Japan
Strong earthquake strikes off Mie prefecture in southern Japan
Published: 2016/04/01
Channel: BNO News
This is Japan travel : MIE | Japanese castle / Haunted house vlog
This is Japan travel : MIE | Japanese castle / Haunted house vlog
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: ThatGuyFox
Akame 48 Waterfall in Mie Prefecture
Akame 48 Waterfall in Mie Prefecture
Published: 2014/08/24
Channel: ETBee Beta
伊賀フォレスト Test flying DJI Inspire1 at Japan Mie prefecture part2
伊賀フォレスト Test flying DJI Inspire1 at Japan Mie prefecture part2
Published: 2017/12/03
Channel: Eugene Tryastsin
Travel Mie Prefecture, Japan
Travel Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: Frenweh blog
About Suzuka City (Mie Prefecture,Suzuka city)
About Suzuka City (Mie Prefecture,Suzuka city)
Published: 2016/03/05
Channel: Local Topics Japan
Doichikurin in mie  Prefecture, Japan
Doichikurin in mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2009/01/12
Channel: ssssspppp00
UFO  in JAPAN (Mie Prefecture)
UFO in JAPAN (Mie Prefecture)
Published: 2011/09/11
Channel: nogi
Cherry Blossom in Ise, Mie Prefecture (Part 2)
Cherry Blossom in Ise, Mie Prefecture (Part 2)
Published: 2008/10/18
Channel: 05004baito
Hatsuhobiki, Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Hatsuhobiki, Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Jazz Tensoraumi
Bonsai Exhibition - Ise, Mie Prefecture Japan
Bonsai Exhibition - Ise, Mie Prefecture Japan
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: The Green Harvest
Visiting Akame 48 Waterfalls  Mie prefecture Nabari city Japan
Visiting Akame 48 Waterfalls Mie prefecture Nabari city Japan
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: marucho777
Nabana No Sato | Land of Flowers in Mie Prefecture
Nabana No Sato | Land of Flowers in Mie Prefecture
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Ya Boy
Fireworks festival - Ise, Mie Prefecture Japan 2017
Fireworks festival - Ise, Mie Prefecture Japan 2017
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: adriana anastasia jenahat
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visits Mie Prefecture October 11, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visits Mie Prefecture October 11, 2015
Published: 2015/11/05
Channel: gg5665
Iga Ueno - City ( Mie-Ken Japan )
Iga Ueno - City ( Mie-Ken Japan )
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: Oh, No! Lee
[Introducing Hotel] Vol040 Japan Mie Prefecture Route Inn Grantia (日本 三重 ルートイングランティア)
[Introducing Hotel] Vol040 Japan Mie Prefecture Route Inn Grantia (日本 三重 ルートイングランティア)
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: NUTSMIL
The Pacific Ocean overlooking! Tsu Yacht Harbor Tsu, Mie Prefecture Japan
The Pacific Ocean overlooking! Tsu Yacht Harbor Tsu, Mie Prefecture Japan
Published: 2015/02/21
Channel: GodCapitalIse.com
Beautiful Mountain Drive Through Mie Prefecture, Japan
Beautiful Mountain Drive Through Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: cadari2
Bird
Bird's Eye View of the Spiritual City of Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: globeflowers
Tour of Western Japan, Day 5/7 - Matsuzaka to Osaka, Mie Prefecture, 135km
Tour of Western Japan, Day 5/7 - Matsuzaka to Osaka, Mie Prefecture, 135km
Published: 2013/07/14
Channel: BikeInJapan
2012/08/18 . ISEJINGU MIE PREFECTURE JAPAN
2012/08/18 . ISEJINGU MIE PREFECTURE JAPAN
Published: 2012/08/18
Channel: huathuongduc903
Extreme windy Sunday overlooking Mie Prefecture, Japan
Extreme windy Sunday overlooking Mie Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/08/15
Channel: The Green Harvest
Afternoon parade, Shima Spain Park - Parque España, Mie Prefecture
Afternoon parade, Shima Spain Park - Parque España, Mie Prefecture
Published: 2015/08/22
Channel: Japanecdotes
Kumano-Owase road in Mie prefecture
Kumano-Owase road in Mie prefecture
Published: 2014/01/22
Channel: kumano star
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Mie Prefecture
三重県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 三重県
 • Rōmaji Mie-ken
Flag of Mie Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Mie Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Mie Prefecture
Coordinates: 34°42′N 136°30′E / 34.700°N 136.500°E / 34.700; 136.500Coordinates: 34°42′N 136°30′E / 34.700°N 136.500°E / 34.700; 136.500
Country Japan
Region Kansai (Tōkai)
Island Honshu
Capital Tsu
Government
 • Governor Eikei Suzuki (since April 2011)
Area
 • Total 5,777.22 km2 (2,230.60 sq mi)
Area rank 25th
Population (August 1, 2016)
 • Total 1,808,549
 • Rank 23rd
 • Density 313.05/km2 (810.8/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-24
Districts 7
Municipalities 29
Flower Iris
(Iris ensata)
Tree Japanese cedar
(Cryptomeria japonica)
Bird Snowy plover
(Charadrius alexandrinus)
Fish Japanese spiny lobster
(Panulirus japonicus)
Website www.pref.mie.jp/
ENGLISH/

Mie Prefecture (三重県, Mie-ken) is a prefecture of Japan, which is part of the Kansai region on the main Honshu island.[1] The capital is the city of Tsu.[2]

History[edit]

Ise Shrine

Until the Meiji Restoration, the area that is now Mie Prefecture was made up of Ise Province, Shima Province, Iga Province and part of Kii Province.[3]

Evidence of human habitation in Mie dates back more than 10,000 years. During the Jōmon and Yayoi periods, agricultural communities began to form along the river and coastal areas of the region. Ise Shrine is said to have been established during the Yayoi period, and in the 7th century the Saikū Imperial Residence was built in what is now Meiwa Town to serve as both a residence and administrative centre for the Saiō, an Imperial Princess who served as High Priestess of Ise Shrine.

During the Edo period, the area now known as Mie Prefecture consisted of several feudal domains, each ruled by an appointed lord. Transport networks, including the Tokaido and Ise Roads, were built. Port towns such as Ohminato, Kuwana and Anōtsu, posting stations and castle towns flourished. Pilgrimages to Ise Shrine also became very popular.

After the Meiji Restoration, the former provinces of Ise, Shima and Iga as well as a portion of eastern Kii, were organized and reorganized repeatedly. In 1871 the area from the Kiso Three Rivers in the north to present-day Tsu became Anōtsu Prefecture, and the area south of that became Watarai Prefecture. In 1872, the Anōtsu prefectural seat moved from Tsu to Yokkaichi, and the prefecture itself was renamed Mie. For a variety of reasons, including the strong likelihood that Mie would eventually merge with Watarai, the prefectural seat returned to Tsu the following year, and Mie Prefecture took its present-day form in 1876, when it merged with its southern neighbor.

The name Mie supposedly was taken from a comment about the region made by Yamato Takeru on his way back from conquering the eastern regions.

In 1959 many lives were lost as parts of Mie were devastated by the Ise-wan Typhoon, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history. Crops were destroyed, sea walls ruined, roads and railways damaged and a substantial number of people were injured or left homeless.

In May 2016, the city of Shima hosted the 42nd G7 summit, the third summit without the presence of Russia.

Geography[edit]

Map of Mie Prefecture

Mie Prefecture forms the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula, and borders on Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama. It is considered[by whom?] part of the Kansai and Tōkai regions due to its geographical proximity to Aichi Prefecture and its cultural influence from Kansai, such as the fact that Kansai dialect is spoken in Mie. Traditionally, though, the Iga region of Mie is considered to have always been a part of Kansai.

Mie Prefecture measures 170 km (106 mi) from north to south, and 80 km (50 mi) from east to west, and includes five distinct geographical areas:[4]

  1. the north-west of Mie consists of the Suzuka Mountains
  2. along the coast of Ise Bay from the Aichi border to Ise City lies the Ise Plain, where most of the population of Mie live
  3. south of the Ise Plain is the Shima Peninsula
  4. bordering Nara in the central-west is the Iga Basin
  5. running from central Mie to its southern borders is the Nunobiki Mountainous Region.
Mie coastline, near Toba
Yokkaichi
Ise
Iga

Mie has a coastline that stretches 1,094.9 km (680.3 mi) and, as of 2000, Mie's 5,776.44 km2 (2,230.30 sq mi) landmass is 64.8% forest, 11.5% agriculture, 6% residential area, 3.8% roads, and 3.6% rivers. The remaining 10.3% are not classified.

The Ise Plain has a relatively moderate climate, averaging 14 to 15 degrees Celsius for the year. The Iga Basin has more daily temperature variance and averages temperatures 1 to 2 degrees cooler than the Ise Plain. Southern Mie, south of the Shima Peninsula, has a warmer Pacific marine climate, with Owase Region having one of the heaviest rainfall figures for all of Japan.[4]

As of March 31, 2008, 35% of the total area of the prefecture comprised designated Natural Parks, namely:[5]

Cities[edit]

Fourteen cities are located in Mie Prefecture:

Towns[edit]

These are the towns in each district:

Mergers[edit]

Economy[edit]

Mie Prefecture has traditionally been a link between east and west Japan, thanks largely to the Tokaido and Ise Pilgrimage Roads. Traditional handicrafts such as Iga Braid, Yokkaichi Banko Pottery, Suzuka Ink, Iga Pottery and Ise Katagami flourished. With 65% of the prefecture consisting of forests and with over 1,000 km (600 mi) of coastline, Mie has a long been associated with forestry and seafood industries. Mie also produces tea, beef, cultured pearls and fruit, mainly mandarin oranges. Food production companies include Azuma Foods.[6][7]

Northern Mie is home to a number of manufacturing industries, mainly transport machinery manufacturing (vehicles and ships) and heavy chemical industries such as oil refineries. As well as this, Mie Prefecture is expanding into more advanced industries including the manufacture of semiconductors and liquid crystal displays. In Suzuka, the Honda Motor Company maintains a factory established in 1960 that built the Honda Civic as well as other vehicles.

Demographics[edit]

Mie Prefecture Demographics (as of 2014)[8]
Total population 1,820,491
Male population 886,362
Female population 934,129
Population aged under 15 240,263
Population aged 15 to 64 1,076,257
Population aged over 64 491,779
Households 721,344
Population density (per km2) 315.3

Culture[edit]

Universities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

Expressways and toll roads[edit]

National highways[edit]

  • Route 1
  • Route 23 (Ise-Yokkaichi-Nagoya-Gamagori-Toyohashi)
  • Route 25
  • Route 42
  • Route 163
  • Route 164 (Yokkaichi)
  • Route 165
  • Route 167 (Shima-Toba -Ise)
  • Route 258
  • Route 301
  • Route 311
  • Route 365
  • Route 421
  • Route 422
  • Route 425 (Owase-Totsukawa-Gobo)
  • Route 477

Ports[edit]

  • Yokkaichi Port - International and domestic container and goods hub port
  • Tsu Port - Hydrofoil ferry route to Centrair airport (Chubu International Airport)
  • Matsuzaka Port - Hydrofoil ferry route to Centrair
  • Toba Port - Ferry route to Ira Cape

Tourism[edit]

Notable places[edit]

Meoto Rocks in Ise Bay, Ise
Mount Gozaisho and cable-car in Komono
Winter Illumination event in Nabana Village Park, Kuwana

Notable citizens[edit]

Famous products[edit]

Sister states[edit]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mie prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 628, p. 628, at Google Books; "Kansai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 477, p. 477, at Google Books
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Tsu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 995, p. 995, at Google Books
  3. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books
  4. ^ a b Mie Prefecture homepage: Mie's Geography and Climate (pdf)
  5. ^ "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Azuma Foods Co., Ltd.|Company Profile". Azumafoods.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  7. ^ Hamlin, Suzanne (13 August 1997). "From Japan, A Big Wave Of Seaweed". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Mie Prefecture Homepage: Key Statistics

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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