Useful Information For Visitors

Useful Information For Visitors
  • Mie Prefecture (Mie-ken) Tourist offices and Tourism Promotion Councils:

    • Ise City

      Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station Tourist Information Center, Ise City

      2-1-43 Iwabuchi, Ise, Mie Prefecture 516-0037
      Tel: (+81) 596-23-9655
      FAX: (+81) 596-23-9655

      Ise-jingu Shrine (Geku) Tourist Information Center, Ise City

      14-6 Honmachi, Ise City, Mie, Japan 516-0074
      Tel: (+81) 596-28-3705
      FAX: (+81) 596-27-1049

      Ise City Tourist Association website:

    • Toba City

      Kintetsu Toba Station Tourist Information Center, Toba City

      1-8-13 Toba, Mie Prefecture 517-0011
      Tel: 0599-25-2844

      Ise Shima Area and Toba City Tourism Promotion Council (Toba Sight Seeing/Ise Shima National Park)

      1-7 Oaki Higashimachi, Toba, Mie Prefecture 517-0022
      Tel: 0599-25-3019, 0599-25-2751
      Fax: 0599-25-6358

      Toba City Sight Seeing Info/Ise Shima National Park Website:

      Osatsu Town Association (Ise Shima National Park, Osatsu-cho, Toba City)

      1238 Osatsucho, Toba, Mie Prefecture 517-0032
      Tel: 0599-33-7032

      OZ-group Kaitou-yumin club (Ise-Shima and Toba City Eco tour)

      1-4-53 Toba, Toba City (Toba-shi), Mie 517-0011

    • Iga Ueno City

      Ueno city (Ueno-shi), Iga City (Iga-shi) [Ueno city (Ueno-shi) For Iga Ueno Castle and Iga-ryu Ninja Museum]

      Igaueno Tourist Association
      117 Ueno Marunouchi, Ueno city (Ueno-shi), Iga City (Iga-shi), Mie Prefecture 518-0873
      Tel: 0595-23-0311

      Iga Ueno City Tourist Information Center at Danjin Hall

      122-4 Ueno Marunouchi, Ueno city (Ueno-shi), Iga City (Iga-shi), Mie Prefecture 518-0873
      Tel: 0595-26-7788
      Fax: 0595-26-7799

      Iga-Ueno Station (Iga-Ueno-eki) Train station Tourist Information Center For Ueno city

      57-8 Ueno Marunouchi, Ueno city (Ueno-shi), Iga City (Iga-shi), Mie Prefecture 518-0873
      Tel: 0595-24-0270 (Tourist Information Center) , 0595-21-0863 (Iga Railway)
      Fax: 0595-24-0270 (Tourist Information Center), 0595-21-1070 (Iga Railway)
      Iga Railway (Iga Line) Planning Division Website:

    • Suzuka City

      Suzuka Ryokan & Hotel Association (Chamber of Commerce)

      816 Iinoji Kecho, Suzuka City (Suzuka-shi), Mie-ken
      Tel: 059-382-3222
      Fax: 059-383-7667
      Suzuka Matsubaya Ryokan Hotel:

      Suzuka City Tourism Association

      17-12 Shirokoekimae, Suzuka City (Suzuka-shi), Mie Prefecture 510-0241
      TEL: 059-380-5595
      FAX: 059-380-5596

      Mie Kotsu Bus Service in Mie prefecture:

      Discover Ise Shima Area and Toba City By Kintetsu Railway:

    • Matsusaka City

      Matsusaka City (Matsusaka-shi) Tourist Association [Tourist Information Office]

      507-2 Kyo-machi, Matsusaka, Mie 515-0017 Japan
      Tel No. 0598-23-7771 Fax 0598-26-4778

      Matsusaka City Commerce and Industry Sightseeing Section

      1340-1 Tono-machi, Matsusaka, Mie 515-8515 Japan
      Tel: 0598-53-4406
      Fax: 0598-22-0003
      Matsusaka City Government Office:

      STEAKHOUSE Mimatsu:
      Museum of Motoori Norinaga in Matsusaka:
      Hotel Grand Court Matsusaka:
      Matsusaka Greens Hotels:
      Matsusaka Beef Restaurant:

    • Owase City

      Owase City Tourist Information Office

      12-14 Nakaimachi, Owase City (Owase-shi), Mie Prefecture 519-3605
      TEL: 0597-23-8261, 0597-23-8221 (Owase City Hall, Town Planning, Commerce and Tourism Division), 0597-23-8281 (Local Community Center)
      FAX: 0597-23-8263
      Owase Tourism Association Website:
      Owase City Government:
      Kumano Kodo Center:

      Owase Chamber of Commerce and Industry

      14-45 Asahicho, Owase City (Owase-shi), Mie Prefecture 519-3611, Japan
      Tel: 0597-22-2611
      Fax: 0597-22-2682
      Resort Kumano Club:
      Yumekodo Owase (Owase Kumano Kodo Hot Spring Spa):
      Reference for Kumano Kodo Old Road:

    • Mie Prefectural Tourism Federation

      AST 700 2nd Floor, 398 Hadokorocho, Tsu-shi, Mie 514-0009 Japan
      Toll free Tourist Information, Call 0120-3-01714 (from mobile 059-224-5904)
      TEL: 059-224-5904
      FAX: 059-224-5905
      Hour: 9:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Saturday (excluding New Year)

      Mie Prefecture Tourism, Tokyo Office

      Prefectural Hall, 11th Floor, 2-6-3 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan
      TEL: 03-5212-9065
      FAX: 03-5212-9066
      Hours: 9:00 to 17:45 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and New Year)

      Mie Prefecture Tourism, Osaka office

      Room No. 820, 4th floor, Building no: 8, Osaka Station, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0001 Japan
      TEL: 06-6347-1932
      FAX: 06-6347-1935
      Hours: 9:00 to 17:30 (closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and New Year)

      International Affairs Office, Mie Prefectural Government

      UST TSU 3rd Floor
      700 Hadokoro-cho, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture 514-0009 JAPAN
      Tel: +81-59-222-5974
      Fax: +81-59-222-5984
      Mie Prefectural Government Website:

      Mie Prefecture Tourism Official Website For English Speaking Country:

Useful Telephone Numbers For Visitors In Japan:

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  • Telephone numbers starting with 0120 are receiver-paid calls under NTT's Free Dial 0120 service. For Japan Telecom, the toll-free numbers begin with 0088, but calling areas are sometimes limited. Toll free numbers can not be called from outside Japan.
  • Visit Japan Information Network: The network of tourist information offices, "Visit Japan Information Network" has been set up to assist travellers who are visiting Japan from abroad. This network consists of about 200 tourist information offices scattered all over the country. They are usually located in or near major train stations, or in town centres (look for an establishment with a red question mark with the word "information" underneath). Each office provides information on its local tourist sites.
  • Japan National Tourist Organisation - Travel-Phone English toll free info (except Tokyo & Kyoto) 0120 444 800
  • Pre-paid telephone cards are a convenient way to use public telephones. The cards can be purchased from vending machines near many public phones. To make an overseas call, first dial "001" (KDD), before dialing the number. For more information on overseas calling (KDD), dial "0057" (24 hours / no charge). Onry certain public telephones, marked "KDD" or with a sign saying "international telephone," can be used to make international calls.
  • Tokyo Tourist Information Center 03 5321 3077
  • Yokohama Tourist Information Center 045 441 7300
  • Osaka Visitor Information Center 06 6345 2189
  • Kobe Convention & Visitors Association 078 303 1010
  • Kyoto Tourist Information Center 075 344 3300
  • Sapporo Tourist Information Center 011 209 5020
  • Sendai General Tourist Information Center 022 222 4069
  • Emergency Phone Numbers:: 110 (Police) 119 (Fire / Ambulance) To report an accident or to contact police, dial 110 (toll-free). For fire or ambulance assistance, call 119 (toll-free). Dial ‘110’ from any telephone (in Tokyo, the Metropolitan Police have an English help line, available Monday through Friday except on holidays, from 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at 03-3501-0110)
  • Fire/Ambulance: Dial ‘119’ from any telephone
  • Tokyo English Life Line: 03-5774-0992 (Daily 9 a.m.-11 p.m.)
  • Tourist Information Centre: 03-3201-3331 (Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • The AMDA International Medical Information Centre: The AMDA International Medical Information Centre provides telephone services to foreigners in Japan in several languages. They can provide introductions to medical facilities with staff who speak the patient's language, and also explain the health care system to callers. Tel: Tokyo 03-5285-8086(office), Tel: Tokyo 03-5285-8088(consultation), Tel: Osaka 06-4395-0555,
  • Directory Inquiries 104
  • Automatic collect call 108
  • Time 117
  • Weather 177
  • Overseas telegrams 03 3344 5151
  • post officePost Office: Domestic Postal rates are 50yen for postcards and 80yen for letters. Stamps may be purchased from post offices or from convenience stores. Postal rates for international mail vary from country to country, and it is best to take it directly to a post office. Post office are worked by the character "post office - yubin " inred. Postal Service Information 03 5472 5851 (Tokyo) 06 6944 6245 (Osaka)
  • Yen sign Currency Exchange
    The Japanese yen comes in denominations of 1000yen, 5000yen, and 10,000yen notes, while coins come in values of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 yen. Travelers' checks can be cashed and U.S. currency can be exchanged at most banks and hotels, and some shops accept U.S. currency.
  • Lost credit cards:
    Mastercard 03 3256 6271
    Visa 0120 133 1363
    American Express 0120 020 120
    Diners 0120 074 024
  • Tokyo Narita airport 0476 34 5000
  • Tokyo Haneda airport 03 5757 8111
  • Osaka Kansai International airport 0724 55 2500
  • Sapporo (New Chitose) airport 0123 23 0111
  • Nagoya airport 0568 28 5633
  • Fukuoka International airport 092 621 6059 Immigration
  • Tokyo Immigration Information Center 03 5796 7111
  • Narita Airport Branch 0476 34 2222
  • Kansai Airport branch 0724 55 1453
  • East Japan Immigration Center 0298 75 1291
  • West Japan Immigration Center 0726 41 8152
  • japan Holidays logo National Holidays
    Jan.1 New Year's Day(Shogatsu)/Jan.15 Coming-of-Age Day(Seijin-no-hi) Feb.11 National Foundation Day(Kenkoku-kinenbi) March 21 Vernal Equinox Day(Shunbun-no-hi)/April 29 Greenery Day(Midori-no-hi) May 3 Constitution Memorial Day(Kenpo-kinenbi)/May 5 Children's Day(Kodomo-no-hi) July 20 Marine Day(umi-no-hi)/Sept.15 Respect for the Aged Day(Keiro-no-hi) Sept.23 Autumnal Equinox Day(Shubun-no-hi)/Oct.10 Health Sports Day(Taiiku-no-hi) Nov.3 Culture Day(Bunka-no-hi)/Nov.23 Labor Thanksgiving Day(Kinro-kansya-no-hi) Dec.23 Emperor's Birthday(tenno-tanjobi).
  • Climate logo Climate
    Mie is on Japan's Pacific coast and enjoys four distinct seasons. Beaches are popular during the hot humid summer days. The rainy season lasts through June and early July. In winter, snow sometimes falls even low-lying areas. Spring and autumn are the best times of the year for travel and tend to be the busiest times for sightseeing. Average Monthly Temperatures (℃)(Averages from 1961 to 1990)
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    A toll-free telephone service for overseas travelers in Japan
    The Japan Travel Phone is a toll-free telephone information service for the convenience of overseas visitors in Japan. Call to find the way to get to your destination, for information on shopping or accommodations, or for general advice on travel plans.
    Calls can be made toll-free from anywhere in Japan. Service Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (365 days a year)
    From within the Tokyo Metropolitan area, please call the following number (except on Saturdays after 12 p.m. and Sundays and Holidays)
    *3201-3331 (charges apply) In Kyoto and the Kyoto vicinity
    *371-5649 (charges apply).
    Teletourist Service: 24-hour taped information on current events in and around Tokyo in English. Dial 03-3201-2911

    Japan Travel Update: JNTO's Internet Website which provides useful travel information & other useful Phone Numbers In Japan: