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Mie Prefecture forms the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula, and is bordered by Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama. It is considered part of the Kinki region, but it is close to Nagoya and has a number of suburbs of Nagoya. Most of the prefecture is mountainous, with a populous coastal plain along Ise Bay in the northeast, and high mountains along the southern coast, the Shima Peninsula , and the western border with the rest of Kinki, including a high plateau around Iga near Nara.
- Tsu (capital)
Mie's manufacturing industry specializes in transport machinery, such as ships and cars, and chemicals, particularly oil refining. Agricultural products include tea, beef, and pearls.
Some of Mie's better-known sights include:
- Ise Shrine
- Mikimoto Pearl Island, Toba
- Ueno castle , the birthplace of the ninja
- The wedded rocks of Futamigaura beach
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