Recommended leisure activities in Mie!


2018/08/06 Monday Culture and Leisure

There are many excellent beaches for leisure in Mie province. In this regard, we will introduce eight beaches, starting in the north of the province. How about having some fun with your friends and family this summer?

There are several other beaches featured on the Mie Tourism Association website (, there are many beaches being presented. Please see the website (in Japanese only)!

* Please confirm during the inquiry about the barbecue, camping, the hours of operation of the establishments of the beaches, and other details.



Tsutsugaura Beach (Tsutsugaura Kaisuiyokujo)

A beach with shallow sea and beautiful pine trees on the white sand. In the summer season the beach is bustling not only by visitors from the province, but also by people from the regions of Chubu and Kansai.

Place: 〒510-0253 Suzuka-shi Jike-cho
Business Hours: Beginning of July to end of August

Toilet: Yes (free)
Beach house: Yes
Shower: Yes (lukewarm water: paid / cold water: free)
Changing rooms: Yes (paid in the beach’s establishments)

Parking: Paid (450 parking spaces) – Public vehicles: ¥ 500 / Large vehicles: ¥ 1,600 / Motorcycles: ¥ 100

Contact: 059-380-5595 (Suzuka Tourism Association)



Gotemba Beach (Gotemba Kaisuiyokujo)

The Gotemba Beach, with serene waves and white sand stretching for 17km, was chosen as the Natural Park of the Province.

With many establishments on the beach, this beach with a lively atmosphere hosts volleyball tournaments, and is a perfect place to have an active summer.

Place: Tsu-shi Fujikata
Business Hours: Between July and August

Toilet: Two (free)

Beach house: 8 establishments / Fee: Adults = ¥ 500 – Children (up to sixth year of shogakko) = ¥ 300

Shower: Yes (paid in the  establishments of the beach)

Changing rooms: Yes (paid in the establishments of the beach)

Parking: Free (500 parking spaces) / Paid: ¥ 500 (about 1,500 parking spaces)

Contact: 059-246-9020 (Tsu Tourism Association)



Matsunase Beach (Matsunase Kaisuiyokujo)

It is a beach with calm waves and shallow waters connected to the Bay of Ise, well-known for collection of clams and beach activities. It is loved by the people of the area.

Place: Matsusaka-shi Matsunase-cho
Business hours: Between June and August

Toilet: Two (free)

Beach house: 1 establishment / Fee: Adults = ¥ 500 – Children (up to sixth year of shogakko) = ¥ 200

Shower: One (paid: ¥ 100), for people who use the beach house is free

Parking: Parking: Free (approx 600 parking space)
Contact: 0598-23-7771 (Matsusaka Tourism Association)



Futamiura Beach (Futamiura Kaisuiyokujo)

A great beach officially recognized as the birthplace of the beaches, being the first established in Japan in 1882. It is a comfortable beach famous for the beautiful view and the beautiful white sand.

Place: 〒519-0606 Ise-shi Futamichosho
Business hours: July 7 to August 31
Changing room: Yes (paid in the establishments of the beach)

Beach establishment: Yes
Cold Shower: One (paid)
Parking: Paid (aprox. 150 parking space)
Contact: 0596-21-5542 (Ise Tourism Association)



Ago Beach in Matsubara (Ago no Matsubara Kaisuiyokujo)

It is a beach visited by many tourists from Nagoya and the Kansai region. The waves are calm, but it is also possible to surf.

The beach also offers “barrier free” support, for use of special carts (chairs) for the beach, among others.

Place: Shima-shi Ago-cho Koka
Business hours: Between July 1 and August 31
Toile: Two (free)
Beach house: About 5 establishments

Shower: Paid (¥ 300)

Parking: Paid: ¥ 1,000 (approx 500 parking space)

Contact: 0599-45-2012 (Koka Office of the Mie Gaiwan Fishing Cooperative Association)




Goza Shirahama beach (Goza Shirahama Kaisuiyokujo)

A beach with transparent waters, a coast with shallow waters and white sands. Chosen for the “Kaisuiyokujo Hyakusen” (100 beaches chosen by the Ministry of Environment), it gets bustling with many visitors during the beaches season.

Place: Shima-shi Shima-cho Goza
Business hours: July 1 to August 31
Toilet: One (free)
Beach house: About 7 locations
Shower: About 7 (payments starting at ¥ 200)
Parking: Paid: ¥1.000 (aprox. 470 parking space)
Contact: 0599-88-3326 (Goza Shirahama Tourism Association)


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Jounohama beach (Jounohama Kaisuiyokujo)

Leisure beach located within Kumano Rinkai Park, a cove with serene waves. There is a camping area near the site.

Place: Kitamuro-gun Kihoku-cho Higashinagashima 3043-4
Business hours: Mid-July to end of August (date pending)
There are beach establishments during the opening period of the beach (shower with warm water, coin locker, rental of objects, sale of meals)
Parking: Paid
Contact: 0597-47-5371 (MAC Magotaro Auto Camp)



Mikisato beach (Mikisato Beach)

A beach with shallow water and white sands for about 1km long. In the summer there are many visitors and campers from the Chukyo and Kansai regions. There are also beach volleyball tournaments and beach kayak.

Place: Owase-shi Mikisato-cho
Business hours: Beginning of July to end of August
Toilet: Five
Beach house: One place (there are cases where there will be no establishment on the beach)
Shower: Two
Parking: Paid: ¥1.000 (aprox. 300 parking space)
* You can barbecue (¥ 1,500 for 1 place) and set up tents / camping (¥ 2,500 per tent)
Contact: 0597-28-3046 (Mikisato Region Tourism Association)

How to make an emergency call

2018/08/06 Monday Culture and Leisure


Do you know how to call an ambulance, fire department or how to contact the police if you suddenly become ill, suffer from a fire or an accident?

To protect your family, including yourself, it is very important to know beforehand where and how to contact in case of emergency. In this video, we will show you how to precisely convey information to the police and fire department in case of emergency.

Emergency call phone number

Emergency call numbers are decided according to the following five cases. All are available 24 hours.

  • In case of traffic accident: 110 (police)
  • In case of crime/incident: 110 (police)
  • When you need an ambulance, such as sudden illness or injury: 119 (fire department)
  • For fire: 119 (fire department)
  • In case of a sea accident: 118 (Coast Guard)

Phones that can make an emergency call

For numbers 110 (police) and 119 (fire department) you can either call from public phone, landline phone, mobile phone, or PHS.

In case of a public phone, you can press the “emergency call button”, no need for coins or cards. Pick up the handset, press the red “emergency call button”, then dial “119” “110”.

Police: 110 call flow

When reporting to the police, call the number 110 (Hyakutouban)

The police officer will ask the following questions, please stay calm and answer.

  1. Anata wa nanigo wo hanashimasuka? (What language do you speak?)
  2. Jikendesu ka? Jikodesu ka? Nanika arimashita ka? (Is it na incident? Is it an accident? What happened?)
  3. Kega wa arimasu ka? (Are there any injuries?)
  4. Basho wa doko desuka? (Where is the place?)
  5. Itsu okimashitaka? (When did it happen?)
  6. Hannin o miemashitaka? (Did you see the culprit?)
  7. Ima dou natteimasuka? (What’s going on now?)
  8. Anata no namae o oshiete kudasai (Please, tell me your name)

If you got involved in a traffic accident, became a victim of snatching or burglary, as well as violence, stalking, harrasments from gangsters, etc., please consult the nearest police station as soon as possible. If it’s an emergency, call 110.

Fire department: 119 call flow

When informing the fire department, call 119 (Hyaku jukyu ban). When you dial 119, the officer will ask you a few questions. Please do not panic, stay calm and answer the questions.

Fire department Caller
119 fire department. Is it a fire? Is it an emergency? It’s a fire.
Please tell me the address. The address is ○○cho 1-chome 2-ban 3-go.
Is there some kind of landmark (buildings that stand out) nearby? It is next to the library.
What is on fire? My house next to the library is on fire.
Please, tell me your name and current phone number. My name is Shobo Hanako, my number is 123-4567.
Ok, we’re on our way. Are you ok? Please evacuate to a safer place. Ok, got it.

During fire and emergency, the vehicle that they will send out is different. In case of fire, clearly say “kaji desu.” In case of illness or injury, clearly say “kyukyu desu.”

Depending on the magnitude of the fire or accident, they may send out an additional ladder car or a rescue car. Please state the situation of the fire and accidents as accurate and easy to understand as possible.

After sending the vehicle, they may call back. Please do not turn off the phone you used for reporting.

Points to keep in mind when reporting

In case of emergency, crimes, fire, traffic accident or burglary, call the emergency number calmly without panicking. When reporting and you do not know the address of your current location, it may take some time for the police and fire fighters to arrive. Give the address correctly and explain the situation as much as possible. Also, if you let them know of a conspicuous buildings and direction like “It is ○ ○ of ○ ○ school”, it becomes easier to understand.

Currently, correspondence between police and fire department is in Japanese only. When reporting, it is important to communicate clearly and say where and what happened. If you can not speak Japanese, let people who can speak Japanese help you.

Emergency calls (110 and 119) are numbers for seeking help in case of emergency. Please do not use it for consultations and inquiries.