Tsu/ Suzuka is a region located in central Mie prefecture. It includes the cities of Suzuka, Kameyama, Tsu, and Matsusaka. The prefectural government of Mie is located in Tsu.
For sightseeing, there are Suzuka Circuit, which hosts the F1 Japan Grand Prix and other races, Seki-shuku, where an Edo period (1603-1868) lodging town remains, and Tsubaki Grand Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Japan.
Suzuka City is also famous for its workshop of traditional crafts such as Suzuka ink and Ise paper. In the Suzuka City Traditional Industries Museum you can also see demonstrations by artisans, so people who are interested shouldn’t miss this special experience.
It is convenient to have a car for getting around this area but there are some sightseeing spots within walking distance of the station. You can take the train to Tsu Station from major cities. From Tokyo, take the bullet train to Nagoya and change to the Kintetsu railway. It takes about 3 hours. From Osaka, it takes 1 hour and 30 minutes if you change to the Kintetsu line at Tsuruhashi Station, about 15 minutes from Osaka Station.
Map: Tsu / Suzuka