Mie Prefecture is situated close to the center of Japan, along the Pacific Ocean. Ago Bay, in Mie Prefecture’s Ise-Shima, has been known for ages as a production area of pearls. The production of pearls with cultured Akoya oysters was successful in the bay, and so it is now the famous for it’s Akoya pearls.
Ise also has many local specialities including seafood products, and is known as the “Land of Delicious Food”. It is a place that you must visit at least once, with its popular sites such as Ise-jingu Shrine.