Mie Prefecture, in the Tokai Region, is located on the east side of the Kii Peninsula. The prefecture, geographically close to Kyoto, Nara and Nagoya, features historic and cultural buildings, scenic sites where visitors can enjoy beautiful, splendid natural views and other many sightseeing spots. The Ise-Toba-Shima area, well-known as a sacred region, is home to the Ise Jingu, which is regarded as the head shrine of all shrines in Japan. A pilgrimage to the Ise Jingu has been a traditional practice for Japanese and even now many tourists visit there. Around the shrine are hotels and Japanese-style inns that offer meals using local specialties such as spiny lobsters, abalones and brand Japanese beef, and leisure facilities such as theme parks and aquariums, areas attracting numerous visitors during long holiday and tourist seasons. In the Iga-Ueno area are the Ninja MUSEUM of Igaryu, a museum full of information on ninja, now globally popular in TV dramas, movies, cartoon films, etc., together with other popular sightseeing spots. The prefecture is also home to the Nagashima Resort, the Suzuka Circuit and other leisure facilities including Yunoyama Onsen Hotsprings, offering attractions to both children and adults.