Tokyo, Japan's capital, is situated 190 miles (306 kilometers) northeast of Matsusaka, while Nagoya is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast.
It comes as no surprise that Matsusaka is such a hotspot for travelers from all over the world; the surrounding region has been blessed with captivating cultural and natural attractions. While in the region, visit the Ise Shrine and Sun Arena in Ise, some 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the northwest of Matsusaka.
About 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest of Matsusaka is Iga, a regional center and the home of Iga Ninja Museum, Ueno Castle and Kagiya no Tsuji Park. Aoyama Northern Park, Haiseiden and Omura Shrine are also good to visit.
Invest the time to learn a little Japanese to communicate with the locals in Japan. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is handy. "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" means "Where's the toilet?"
The 23rd of December is the day when many people in Japan mark Birthday of Emperor Akihito, so be prepared for special events and festivities if you're fortunate enough to be vacationing in Mie at that time.
As your trip comes to close, bid Mie a teary "Sayōnara"