Mie has religious monuments, ninja-related activities and family-friendly amusements away from the big city.
Ise-jingu Shrine, the most sacred shrine in the Shinto religion, is located in Mie Prefecture. However, Mie is much more than a religious retreat. Iga Ueno and its environs has ninja exhibits and shops, while Shichiri Mihama Beach is home to sea turtles and an annual fireworks festival. Family options include Nagashima Spa Land amusement park and Toba Aquarium. Mie is the home of Matsusaka beef, one of the most famous and well-marbled varieties of wagyu.