Neighborhood in Mie:

Ise Shima

About Ise Shima

Ise-Shima is located in the south east of Mie Prefecture. The surrounding peninsula is also known as Ise-Shima National Park. In this gorgeous resort setting you can find Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines (Ise and Shima Shrines) and temples, several theme parks and a vibrant pearl and oyster cultivation industry. Ise Shima is a great starting point to explore the nearby Shima, Ise and Toba cities. Shima, which is famous for its beautiful views of Ago and Matoya Bays, is accessible by the Kintestu train line and by car. Ago Bay's famous pearl cultivation and Matoya Bay's oyster cultivation industries make up most of the local economy.The breathtaking views of the bays is made up of over 60 uniquely formed islands. Shima City has a lot of spectacular hotels, beaches and leisure facilities with easy access from the Kansai region (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe). This area is famous in Japan for its beautiful resorts.

Sights in Ise Shima

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Ise Jingu (Geku)

Ise Jingu is located in Mie Prefecture and is a shrine spread out over a large area of land surrounded by trees in a tranquil forest. Its 2 main shrines, Naiku

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Okage Yokocho

Okage Yokocho is a small traditional village with replicas of old townhouses now used as shops offering local Ise specialities.

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Ise Jingu Shrine (Naiku)

Ise Jingu, consisting of Naiku (inner shrine) and Geku (outer shrine), is one of Shinto's holiest and most important sites in Japan.

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Akafuku Honten

Akafuku mochi is a traditional Japanese sweet or wagashi that is synonymous with the Ise-Shima area in Mie Prefecture. The delicacy is made from mochi or ground

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Meoto Iwa Rocks

Meoto Iwa Rocks, or the "Wedded Rocks", are two sacred rocks representing a husband and wife, connected by a thick rope.

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Mikimoto Pearl Island

Mikimoto Pearl Island, owned by world-renowned pearl jeweler Mikimoto, has many facilities where visitors can learn about pearl cultivation and its history. (Cl

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Contemporary Art Museum Ise

This is a two-floor contemporary art museum with an outside space for sculptures, located in Ise and commanding a view of the Gokashoura bay.

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Makonde Art Museum

The Makonde Art Museum displays sculptures by the Makonde tribe, an ethnic group living mainly in Tanzania and Mozambique.

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Toba Aquarium

A large aquarium close to the sea in Mie Prefecture.

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Oharai-machi

Traditional style shopping street leading up to the Inner Shrine of Ise.

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Ago Bay

Island located in Shima, well known for its picturesque views.

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Ise Kawasaki Shoninkan

Operated by an NPO, this museum outlines the neighborhood history in meticulously restored merchant buildings that were in use for over 300 years.

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Amanoiwato

Amanoiwato is one of several caves in Japan, which are said to be the place where the sun goddess Amaterasu hid from her evil brother Susanoo, god of the ocean.

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Amano Iwato

Despite the number of caves with the same name, Amano Iwato in Shima City is believed to be the legendary cave where the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-Omikami hid out

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Oumu Iwa Rock

Oumu Iwa, or parrot rock, is a mysterious rock where people's voices in the "speaker hut" reach people in the "listener hut" 50 meters away.

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Izawanomiya Shrine

Located just 3 minutes away from Kintetsu Kaminogo Station, Izawanomiya Shrine is rich with history. It is also designated as a Cultural Property by the Nationa

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Kongosho-ji Temple

Located on the northeast side of Ise Jingu, Kongosho-ji offers a final spot for worshipping to visitors to the shrine.

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Ise Shima Skyline

Ise Shima Skyline is a road in Ise with a scenic view of the sea.

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Yokoyama Visitor Center

This visitor center provides information about the various attractions and activities in Ise Shima National park. A number of maps and videos, as well as Englis

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Snoopy Tea House (Ise)

This tea house and toy shop specializes in Peanuts-themed goods and dishes. Peanuts is an American comic that became popular in Japan during the 1970s. The cafe

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Yokoyama Observation Deck

Shima City boasts countless amazing views from various locations with the observation deck from Yokoyama as one of the more spectacular ones. Here visitors can

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Ise Kadoya Microbrewery (Nikenchaya Naiku-mae)

Located at the gateway to the Ise Shrine, this brewery restaurant specialises in local produce such as oysters.

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Butasute (Okage Yokocho)

Established in 1909, this restaurant specializes in Wagyu beef and is located in the Okage Yokocho street. The name "Butasute" consists of the Japanese characte

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Fukusuke

Fukusuke is a local Udon (noodle) shop in the Okage Yokocho shopping street in Ise.

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Akafuku (Main Store)

Made from Japanese rice and azuki beans cultivated in Hokkaido, the sweets sold here are a regional specialty. Akafuku mochi consists of pounded rice cakes topp

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Shima Spain Village

A little taste of Spain in Japan, the Shima Spain Village theme park features attractions such as a spinning tomato ride, hot springs, accommodations and Spanis

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Yokoyama Observation Deck

This viewing platform is located within Ise-Shima National Park. From this vantage point, the observation deck offers a panoramic view of Ago Bay.