Winter Illumination in Mie (2019~2020)

2019-2020年 冬のイルミネーションを見に行きましょう ~県内のイルミネーションスポットの紹介~

2019/12/16 Monday Culture and Leisure

~ Introduction of illumination spots in Mie Prefecture~

Illumination is a wonderful feature during winter, it is held in various parts of the prefecture. Why not go out and see the unique, and beautiful winter illumination.

*Schedules, rates etc may have been changed. If you need detailed information, please check the homepage or contact address. (In Japanese only).

Nabana no Sato (なばなの里)

2019 will be their 16th year of illumination showcase.  This year’s theme is cherry blossoms (sakura).  Do not miss this illumination display that boast the most exuberant and one of the largest in the country.

Period: October 19, 2019 (Saturday) to May 6, 2020 (Wednesday) – 9am to 9pm
Address: Kuwana-shi Nagashima-cho Komae 270
Rates & Details:
Official URL :
Contact number: 0594-41-0787
See past posts:

Suwa Kouen (すわ公園)

At Suwa Kouen, located near Yokkaichi Station, the “Suwa Kouen kara no Hikari no Okuri-mono” illumination (Suwa Kouen Illumination Gift) will be illuminated with 50,000 lights.  On December 22, a special candle event will also be held.

Period: November 1, 2019 (Friday) to February 16, 2020 (Sunday) – 5 pm to midnight

Address: Yokkaichi-shi Suwasakae-machi 22-25
Rates: Free
Contact number: 059-350-8411

Yokkaichi Asunarou-sen (四日市あすなろう鉄道)

One of the winter traditions, the “illumination train” will operate this year.  The trains will be operating every day after 5 pm and will have 2 carriages decorated with lightings.  Enjoy and get a ride!

See the Asunarou line’s itinerary at their official facebook page (click here to open)

Period: November 1, 2019 until February 16, 2020
Rates: Regular train ticket value
Official URL :

Menard Aoyama Resort (メナード青山リゾート)

See the magnificent winter illumination made by 250,000 lights.  You will be able to see various music performances according to the time.  There will also be a place surrounded by LEDs for taking pictures.

Period: November 23, 2019 until the end of the year – From dusk until 10 pm

Address: Iga-shi Kiryu 2356
Rates: Free
Contact number: 0595-54-1326

Geino X’mas 2019

Several LED illuminations and a dreamy stage with displays of decorative objects.  * During the special event on December 22, there will be dance performances and fireworks (main event starts at 1pm).

Period: December 15 (Sunday) through December 25, 2019 (Wednesday) – From dusk until 9 pm
Address: Tsu-shi Geino Sogo Bunka Center (Tsu-shi Geino-shi Mukumoto 5190)
Rates: Free
Official URL:
Contact number: 059-265-2304

Mie Kodomo no Shiro Winter Illumination 2019

An illuminated world with tea party themed decor.  There will also be luxurious dresses on site.  Enjoy and take a commemorative photo!

Period: December 21, 2019 (Saturday) to February 11, 2020 (Tuesday) – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Address: Mieken-ritsu Mie Kodomo no Shiro 1F Event Hall (Matsusaka-shi Tachino-cho 1291)
Rates: Free
Contact number: 0598-23-7735

Toba Aquarium

Beginning with the “denki unagi energy tree”, there will be a giant, illuminated trees made of balloons.  And, during this time, divers with Santa Claus costumes will come into the aquarium to feed the fish.

Period: November 30 (Saturday) until December 25, 2019 (Wednesday)
Address: Toba Aquarium (Toba-shi Toba 3-3-6)
Rates & Details:
URL Oficial:
Contact number: 0599-25-2555

Shima Yacht Harbor

Many yachts will be decorated with special lightings.  Don’t miss the breathtaking night view of brilliant yachts sailing the sea.

Period: December 14th (Saturday) to December 31st 2019 (Tuesday) – 5pm to 10pm
Address: Shima Yacht Harbor (Watarai-gun Minami Ise-cho Funakoshi 3113)
Rates & Details:
Contact number: 0599-66-0933

Hikari no Saiten in Kihou (光の祭典in紀宝)

The Kihou district illuminated by 200,000 lights is one of their winter traditions.  The 20m tall tree, the light tunnel and the heart of light are very popular.  On December 21st, the special event “Kira Fes” will be held (in case of bad weather, it will be postponed to the 22nd).

Period: December 1, 2019 (Sunday) to January 5, 2020 (Sunday) – 6 pm to 10 pm
Address: Kihou-cho Furusato Shiryo-kan (Minamuro-gun Kihou-cho Oosato 2887
Rates: Free
Contact number: 0735-33-0334

In addition to the illumination display mentioned above, there are also other displays held in various locations throughout the province.

See the Mie Tourism Association homepage (Mie-ken Kankou Renmei) for more details.

Free consultation for visa, nationality, marriage and divorce in Japan

2019/12/16 Monday Culture and Leisure


MieCo, Mie Foreign Resident Consultation Center, will conduct free consultations as described below.

People who wish to reserve a consultation service may call the number below.

Tel: 080-3300-8077
Place: Tsu-shi Hadokoro-cho 700 UST Tsu 3F
MieCo, Foreign Resident Consultation Center in Mie

  1. Consultation on immigration procedures

Ask various questions about immigration, migration and residence visa with a Nagoya Immigration representative (Nagoya Shutsunyu-koku Zairyu Kanri-kyoku).

Consultations: every 2nd Thursday of the month

December 12, 2019 (Thursday) – January 9, 2020 (Thursday) – February 13, 2020 (Thursday) – March 12, 2020 (Thursday)


  • 1st consultation: from 1pm to 1:45pm
  • 2nd consultation: from 2pm to 2:45 pm
  • 3rd consultation: from 3pm to 3:45 pm

* Reservation by phone is required.  During the call, say: “Nyukan Soudan Yoyaku” (Immigration Consultation Reserve).

  1. Consultations with an administrative clerk

Make an appointment with an administrative clerk (gyosei shoshi) about residence visa, nationality, marriage, divorce, etc.

Consultation: Every third Friday of the month

December 20, 2019 (Friday) – February 21, 2020 (Friday)


  • 1st consultation: from 1:30pm to 2:10pm
  • 2nd consultation: from 2:10pm to 2:50 pm
  • 3rd consultation: from 2:50pm to 3:30pm

* Reservation by phone is required.  During the call, say: “Gyosei Shoshi Soudan Yoyaku” (Administrative Registrar Consultation Reservation).

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