Autumn Events and Festivals in Mie 2017

三重の秋祭り・イベント特集 2017

2017/10/25 Wednesday Seminars and Events

Autumn Events and Festivals in Mie 2017

On this page we will present the events and festivals taking place this Autumn (aki matsuri) in Mie. As this is the perfect season for outdoor activities, enjoy the events being held at these areas!

The following events will be presented according to the date they will be carried out. Details are available on Mie Tourism Association’s homepage (click here for more details).

Kuwana Festival 2017

Date: October 28 and 29 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue: at Hachikendori – Kuwana Rakuichi Special Stage, next to Teramachiodori commercial area and at Apita Kuwana’s outdoor parking lot.


Leaflet: Click here

The Kuwana Festival will be carried out this coming weekend! The “Kuwana Shoko Matsuri”, “Ekitopia”, “Kuwana Matsuri Haku” and “Kuwana Rakuichi” will be also held cooperatively! The whole city will celebrate!

*“Ekitopia” URL:


Nabari Aki Matsuri 2017

Date: October 28 and 29, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Venue: at former residential area and at Urufushine Shrine in Hirao (Nabari)


The great Autumn festival at Urufushine Shrine will take place this weekend. From 8 p.m. on the 28th (Saturday), men wearing formal samurai clothes (kamishimo) will carry torchs and line up, among other activities, to dedicate to the “lion dance” (shishimai).

On the 29th (Sunday), the traditional vehicles mikoshi, danjiri and others will be sent to the city, that will be absorbed by the celebration.

*Official URL:


15th Shin’on Kansha Nihon Taiko Matsuri

Date: October 28, 2017 (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  – October 29, 2017 (Sunday) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Venue: at Okage alley areas (yokochou) in front of Ise Shrine (Naiku).


Taiko presentations from several regions in Japan will be performed in Ise, the hometown for the hearts of Japanese people. Taiko presentations will be dedicated to the gods, under the feelings of gratitude and happiness.

*Official URL:


56th Ujisato Matsuri

Date: November 3, 2017 (Friday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue: at the central residential area and at Matsusaka Castle Ruins


Two hundred samurais wearing armors and members of armored troop will walk through the city during this annual event named after Commander Gamou Ujisato. At the festival plaza (omatsuri hiroba) the Shongai symphonic march from Matsusaka will be performed, among others.

*Official URL:


Isshinden Jinai Chou-matsuri

Date: November 12, 2017 (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (cancellation only in case of heavy rain)

Venue: Isshinden District in Tsu


Isshinden is a district boasting history and culture dated back 640 years ago. This festival plenty of leisure will offer stroll around the historic city, local specialties bazaar, among others. Several activities are scheduled such as dances and mikoshi (vehicle to carry divine spirits) for children.

*Oficial URL:


14th Owase Umi – Yama Two-Day Walk

Date: November 18 and 19, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)

Venue: Main Stage: Kumano Kodo Center in Owase, Mie (start and finish)


Getting started by the global heritage of “Kumano Kodo”, atendees can full enjoy the natural and historical beauties of Owase city. The event wil be a walking championship through the historical route accepted by Japan Walking Association.

*Official URL:


Suzuka Balloon Festival 2017

Date: November 24,25 and 26, 2017 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Venue: Suzuka River bank (near Shinobashi) and at Suzuka Circuit.


It will be possible to have experiences in aerial sports such as hot-air balloon classes and rides in many kinds of balloons at Suzuka Circuit or at Suzuka River bank. Also, there will be drawing and photo contests, outdoor markets, sale of local typical food, among others.

*In case of bad weather, the event venue may be changed. More details on the official URL:



Beware of malicious marketing ① ~How to avoid problems related to contracts~

2017/10/25 Wednesday Seminars and Events

悪質商法にご用心!① ~知って備える契約トラブル~

In general the malicious marketing (or unscrupulous marketing) refers to the marketing making money through illicit methods. Below, three examples and the respectivelly countermeasures will be introduced.

  1. “Free of charge” inspection marketing is an excuse to enter person’s house

Example: A person who appears to be a seller informs the victim about an “inspection free of charge” and the victim ends up making a request. The victim is informed that “because the humidity, the pilaster is rotting and the house may collapse”. Worried about the situation, the victim ends up subscribing to an expensive exhaust fan contract.

<Main products> Roof reform, water purifier, mattress (futon) and others.

[Points to avoid losses]

  • Do not allow unknown people enter your house.
  • Do not subscribe to a contract at the time.
  • Beware when the seller tries to rush the contract subscription
  1. Pertinent marketing  Be careful if someone tells you “undoubtedly you will profit!”

Example: The victim received a call saying that “undoubtedly you will profit!” and the victim ends up purchasing shares not disclosed. However, there are no indications these shares will be listed. After that, it is no longer possible to contact the seller.

<Main products> Foreign currencies, corporative calls, acquisition of rights and others.

[Points to avoid loss]

  • Seller’s talk is difficult to believe.
  • Firmly refuse proposal of easy profits.
  • Beware of “secondary losses” in which the victim is swindled again.
  1. One click fraud. Do not panic if you are charged.

Example: The victim tries to watch a free video on internet and, by clicking a button to certify the age, the information will be registered on an adult website and a payment window exhibiting an exorbitant fee of use will be displayed.

[Points to avoid loss]

  • Do not insert personal information readily.
  • Be careful when clicking buttons.
  • Do not call to the company/seller displayed on the screen immediately.
  • Do not complete the payment displayed on the screen.

Share your worries and make an inquiry

Consumer’s Hotline TEL: 188

When calling “188”, an announcement will be issued and the call will be redirected to the Municpal Center for Consumer Consultation nearest to your residence or to the Consumer Center of Mie Prefecture.