Exploring Mie – Kouchidani


2014/11/18 Tuesday Culture and Leisure., Exploring-Mie

Image2Kouchidani is located at the tunnel exit parallel to Shourenji River located in Nabari, Mie Prefecture.

In spring, different colors of azaleas bloom in the mountain and, in summer, the clear waters of the river are the beauty of this place.

In autumn, the yellowish and reddish leaves color the mountain forming a spectacular landscape. The wide area of natural beauty is suitable for walking and sightseeing.

Just 10 minutes from Nabari city, located in western Mie Prefecture, there is the Shourenji Lake. In the upper side of the lake, is located the Kouchidani, where there are several tourist attraction that you can visit. In Kouchidani, there are many interesting places to explore. The river waters are clear and the plentiful nature fascinates the visitors.

In this video, we are presenting some of these places, but, coming here, you will find much more wonders. In this place, you will spend a whole day enjoying theImage4 beautiful Japanese nature, in addition to take amazing pictures.

In summer, you will see a river with clear waters surrounded by beautiful mountains and properly places to relax or enjoy with friends and family.
And, during autumn, surrounding trees are multicolored with yellowish and reddish leaves, properly for walks or for photography lovers.

Nabari-shi Kanko Kyokai representative spoke about the beauties of this place.

Image7Interview: Nabari-shi Kanko Kyokai representative, Hayashi Kazuki

“This place is highly recommended due to this wonderful view and clear waters, besides the silence that brings peaceful to the visitors.”

For fishing lovers, here there are places where it is possible to fish the Black Bass.

“One of the attraction of this place is fishing. In addition to Black Bass, in summer, this is a well- known place by Ayu fishing. The cost is an annual fee, with accessible price.”

The Kouchidani is wonderful every year. Since it is free for visit, it is highly recommended.
“Come with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or with your family and bring something to eat and enjoy the beauty and peace of the place. We just ask you not to throw rubbish in the place, bring back every garbage you take there”.

Image1Nabari is a wonderful and welcoming city. Surrounded by mountains and radiant nature, it is an invitation during the whole year. Come to explore the Kouchidani in Nabari.
“Since the water is clear, you can swim and play. The local is free for visit, so, bring something to eat and come to explore this place, spend some hours in a peaceful environment in natural surrounds.

– 30 min by bus from Nabari station, get off at Ochiai bus stop
– From Osaka by Meihan Expressway, get off at Hari exit and take route 165 heading Shourenji Damu
– From Nagoya by Meihan Expressway, get off at Ueno exit and take route 368 heading Shourenji Damu

Map’s link http: https://goo.gl/maps/cf5l5
Nabari-shi Kanko Kyokai : http://www.kankou-nabari.jp/
Kanko Mie: http://www.city.nabari.lg.jp/

14th Agricultural College Festival and Nishiyama Agricultural Festival 2014

2014/11/18 Tuesday Culture and Leisure., Exploring-Mie

平成26年12月7日(日) 「平成16年度 第14回 農大祭&西山農業祭り」 が行われます

Date: Sunday, 7th December 10:00-14:30

Venue: Mie Prefectural Agricultural College Research Lab

Matsusaka-shi Ureshino Kawakita-cho 530 (15 mins walk from Kintetsu Isenakagawa Station)

  • The car park may become full so please come by public transport if possible

【Main Events】

○Hands on Science Corner: Touch it, eat it! Surprising and fun science!

○Research Results Exhibition Corner:Find out what we research in the lab room!

○Buried Cultural Treasure Corner: Touch real pottery found at an archeological site!

○Agricultural Flee Market: Fresh and cheap produce to buy!

○Refreshment Booth(11:00~): Yakisoba, yakitori etc.

○Petting Zoo: Rabbits, goats and sheep – a close encounter with animals!

Mochimaki (Rice cake throwing ceremony)(14:00~)


There is all this and more to be found at the festival!

【Enquiries】Mie Prefectural Agriculture Research Lab – Research Strategy Division TEL 0598-42-6355 *Japanese language assistance only