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Tourist Attractions in the Hokusei Region
The Hokusei region is blessed with an abundance of nature.
The northern area of Mie Prefecture, dotted with old post station towns along the Old Tokaido Road from Kuwana to Seki, prospered as a commercial crossroads in the Edo period. Being situated in the Chukyo Industrial Area, which developed around the Port of Yokkaichi, the area has played a central role in the petrochemical and automotive industries since the Meiji period. Featuring an abundance of historic landmarks and surrounded by the sea and mountains, it is the gateway to Mie Prefecture.
With its relaxing natural hot springs, a jumbo seawater pool open in summer, an exciting amusement park, and an outlet shopping mall, there is no excuse for being bored at Nagashima Resort.
Nagashima Resort's amusement park is one of the Tokai area's largest and boasts over 40 kinds of attractions including the Steel Dragon 2000, a world-class supercoaster, and the White Cyclone, a classic wooden roller coaster.
The perfect family day out with a range of attractions from motor sports to hot springs
Motopia is an amusement park situated on a huge, 145 ha (2,050,000 sqm) site next to Suzuka Circuit, the racing course that is home to the F1 Japanese Grand Prix. The park features a variety of engine-powered attractions, ranging from simple rides suitable for unsupervised children to those where family and friends can battle it out for the checkered flag.
Shrine dedicated to the God of Good Luck
The Tsubaki Grand Shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko-no-ookami, the deity of good luck, and attracts many worshippers from all over Japan.
Yunoyama-onsen Hot Springs
Relax and unwind in the abundant waters of Yunoyama-onsen only a 25-minute train journey from Yokkaichi
Yunoyama-onsen has a long history which dates back to 718, when a Buddhist priest Jokun discovered the springs through the prophecy of Bhaisajyaguru, the Buddha of Healing. Legend has it that an injured deer cured its wounds by bathing here, giving the springs its other name of Shika-no-yu (Deer Springs).
Spectacular seasonal views
The Gozaisho Ropeway, one of the longest ropeways in the world, has climbs 780 meters over a distance of 2,161 meters in 12 minutes. On the slopes below, azaleas bloom in spring and red dragonflies make the most of the evening cool in summer. From mid October to late November fall foliage in light and dark shades of red, yellow, and light brown covers the mountains. In winter, trees covered with hoar frost and frozen waterfalls sparkle, while skiers and snowboarders flock to the mountain, which is Mie's only ski hill. The ropeway offers different seasonal views of this fascinating area on every journey. OPEN HOURS: 9:00 - 17:00
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Yokkaichi Miyako Hotel
1-3-38, Yasujima, Yokkaichi City, Mie 510-0075, Japan