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.
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 has many dishes inspired by Snoopy and offers popular Japanese treats, such as Shiratama Zenzai and
Ise Kadoya Microbrewery (Nikenchaya Naiku-mae)
Located at the gateway to the Ise Shrine, this brewery restaurant specialises in local produce such as oysters.
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 characters for 'pig' and 'to throw out', and derives from a famous legend: "The store's beef was so good, cu
Okage Yokocho is a small traditional village with replicas of old townhouses now used as shops offering local Ise specialities.
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 rice combined with fine-textured red bean paste, and its shape features undulating curves which are
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 topped with red bean paste and is only sold in Ise City, Mie Prefecture.
Sarutahiko Jinja Shrine
This is a shrine with strong ties with neighboring Ise Jingu Shrine and a popular place for those seeking direction in life.
Sarutahiko Jinja Shrine Ito Shoha Museum
Ito Shoha Museum, located inside Sarutahiko Jinja Shrine, displays artwork from Shoha Ito and shrine-related artifacts.
Shikinen Sengu Kinen Sengu-kan
Architecturally refined museum located next to Ise Jingu Gegu, with a focus on Ise Jingu and the Shikinen Sengu ceremony which happens every 20 years.
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 (inner shrine) and Geku (outer shrine), make up one of Shinto's holiest and most important sites in
Kappo Sushi Katsura
Kappo Katsura serves a "sacred rice bowl" called Mike-don in a nod to its location near the holy shrine Ise Jingu Gegu.
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.
Located on the northeast side of Ise Jingu, Kongosho-ji offers a final spot for worshipping to visitors to the shrine.
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.
Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura
Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura is a theme park with buildings and streets depicting the lifestyle of the people during the Azuchimomoyama period. Visitors can also see ninja and samurai performances here.
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 of shame of her younger brothers, the Japanese God of Storms, Susano-no-mikoto, wrongdoings. The ca
Formerly an old inn used by the Imperial Family and other distinguished guests, Hinjitsu-kan has been preserved as a museum for all to enjoy.
Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine
Facing Meoto Iwa Rocks, Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine is decorated with hundreds of frogs.
Meoto Iwa Rocks
Meoto Iwa Rocks, or the "Wedded Rocks", are two sacred rocks representing a husband and wife, connected by a thick rope.
Makonde Art Museum
The Makonde Art Museum displays sculptures by the Makonde tribe, an ethnic group living mainly in Tanzania and Mozambique.
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.
Toba Kokusai Hotel Shiojitei
Shiojitei is a luxury inn located in Toba Bay. The resort has created, in collaboration with pearl brand Mikimoto, a bath with pearl extracts.
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 National Government. Established around 2,000 years ago during the era of Emperor Suinin, Izawanomiya is am
Kaito Yumin Club
Kaito Yumin Club organizes snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and other activities at Ise-Shima National Park.
Isuzu Guest House
Opened in April 2014, the modern and cosy Isuzu Guest House lies in the historical 500-year-old Oharai-machi district. An 8-minute walk from Ise Jingu Shrine’s Naiku Inner Shrine, it offers affordable accommodation that makes you
Gukyouan offers accommodation in a building that is over 50-years old and located in Ise. Free Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms. The property offers meditation experiences for guests. There is a shared kitchenette with a ref
Ise Guest House Kazami
Only a 2-minute walk from JR Iseshi Train Station, Ise Guest House Kazami offers private Japanese-style rooms and dormitory-style rooms in a traditional building, which was renovated by local artists.
Offering simple Japanese-style accommodation with a traditional public bath, Mizuhokan (Formerly Ryogoku Ryokan) is a 4-minute walk from JR Iseshi Train Station. The air-conditioned rooms have tatami (woven-straw) floors and futon
Ise City Hotel
Ise City Hotel is situated in Ise, 4.2 km from Ise Grand Shrine and 3.3 km from Oharai-machi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.
Conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Iseshi Train Station, Hinode Ryokan is Japanese-style accommodation with a historic charm. Ise-jingu Shrine’s Geku (outer shrine) is a 5-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi is available thro
Located a 2-minute walk from Iseshi Train Station, Isegekusando Iseshinsen offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property and indoor/outdoor hot spring baths. Air conditioned rooms feature an open-air bath, a seating area and a flat-s