Matsusaka, Mie

Matsusaka (Japanese松 阪 市, -shi, literally: " Pine Hill" ) is a town in the Japanese prefecture of Mie.


Matsusaka is located west of Ise and south of Tsu in Ise Bay


The city is known for the Matsusaka beef. The flesh of some with beer fattened cows is so expensive that it became a synonym for an extravagant lifestyle in Japan. At a cattle auction, a buyer has paid for an Matsusaka cow the price of 50 million yen ( the equivalent of about 360,000 Euros ). ( See also: Kobe beef )


  • Street: Ise - highway
  • National Road 23,42,166,368,422
  • JR Kisei Main Line
  • JR Meisho - line
  • Kintetsu Osaka Line
  • Kintetsu Nagoya Line
  • Kintetsu Yamada Line

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Kazuo Kuroki, director and screenwriter
  • Mienoumi Tsuyoshi, sumo wrestlers
  • Motoori Norinaga, Edo - time scholar of the " National School " ( Kokugaku )
  • Kana Nishino, singer

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Mie Prefecture Tsu
  • Taki
  • Odai
  • Meiwa
  • Higashi- Yoshino
  • Kawakami
  • Mitsue