Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Since Shiojitei has great access to the major sightseeing spot of Ise-Shima, such as Ise Jingu that enshrine Amaterasuomikaimi and Toba Aquarium that is one of the biggest scale in Japan, many people use it as a logging base.

Tourist information on Ise area

We uphold Ise Jingu that has been known as “Oisesan” or “the hometown of Japanese spirit”, and has been prospering as a town of the major shrine.

Ise Jingu (Geku)

Ise Jingu (Geku)

Time required by car: About 30 minutes (about 18 km)

The enshrined god is the god of clothing food, and housing, Toyoukenoookami. When you visit the main shrine, pray with appreciation. For personal wishes, it is good to visit the first detached shrine “Takanomiya” where Aramitama of Toyokuneno oomikami, who has the active and realistic power. The three stones lined up by the pond is called “Mitsunoishi” and the ritual of purification is done the day before the transfer of shrine. It is said that they exude a strong energy. There is a comma shaped pond called "Magatamaike" on the left of the entrance and walking trail is around the pond. It is great to take a stroll around the pond. The road in Miyajiricho that leads you straight Tsukiminomiya to from the north gate of the Gegu is called Kamijidori and it is said that the god of Tsukiyomi turn a rock into a white horse and used this road to go to the Gegu. The local people say not to walk in the central path since it is the path of the god.

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279 Toyokawachō, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Ise Jingu (Gegu)-Route 23 to Ise Expressway “Ise IC)-Ise Futami Toba Line- Route 167-Shiojitei

Ise Jingu (Naiku)

Ise Jingu (Naiku)

Time required by car: About 25 minutes (about 18 km)

It is the highest shrine in Japan. It enshrines Amaterasuoomikami. When you cross the Uji bridge at the entrance (in the picture), you will enter into the holy world from the human world. You wash your hand at Mitarashi by the Isuzu river, and take a deep breath and refresh before you visit. It is recommended that when you come back, take a right path to the detached shrine, Kazahinomiya, visit there and then go to the main shrine. You feel your soul cleansed by the greenly from the tree and beauty of the water. In the same way as the outer shine, pray with appreciation at the main shrine. The first detached shrine enshrines “Takanomiya” where Aramitama of Amaterasuoomikami, who has the active and realistic power. It is said that here is a good place to pray for your personal wishes.

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1 Ujitachichō, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Ise Jingu (Naiku) – Route 23 – Ise Expressway “Ise IC”- Ise Futami Toba Line – Route 167 - Shiojitei

Jingu Museum

Jingu Museum

Time required by car: About 25 minutes (about 18 km)

This museum is built in order to support the shrine transfer that occurs once every 20 years and convey the history of shrine transfer to the later generation.
It displays the presents such as painting, carving, and artwork from the first class artist and craftsman at the time.

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1754-1 Kōdakushimotochō, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Jingu Museum - Route 12 - Ise Expressway -Ise Futami Toba Line - Route 167 - Shiojitei

Sengukan

Sengukan

Time required by car: About 30 minutes (about 18 km)

Magatamaike is located in the Gegu of Ise Jingu. It was built as the memorial of the 62nd shrine transfer in 2013. The main principle is to “convey the shrine transfer of Jingu” and this facility displays the tools for construction, religious service, costume, and sacred treasure used for shrine transfer that happens every 20 years.

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126-1 Maeno Toyokawacho Ise-shi Mie-ken
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Sengukan-Route 37 -Nansei Bypass/Prefectural Road 23 - Prefectural Road 37-Ise Futami Toba Line = Route 42 -Shiojitei

Okage Yokocho

Okage Yokocho

Time required by car: About 25 minutes (about 18 km)

It is a popular spot and is always crowed with tourists. “Oharaimachi” is the shrine town of Naiku, and “Okage Yokocho” was built in the area in 1993. The townscape that replicated the prosperity of the shrine town in Edo is excellent place for stopping by when visiting Ise Jingu. Many stores that sells local product of Mie, famous Ise udon, Akafuku mochi, Matsuzaka beef, and others. There are theme house for Okage mairi (group visitation), haiku poet of Ise pilgrimage, and memorial house for print artists.

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52 Ujinakanokirichō, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Okage Yokocho - Route 23 - Ise Expressway "Ise IC" - Ise Futami Toba Line - Route 167 - Shiojitei

Sarutahiko Shrine

Sarutahiko Shrine

Time required by car: About 25 minutes (about 18 km)

Ootanomikoto, who is the ancestor of Ujinotsukigimishi Head Priest family and decedent of Sarutahiko, recommended Uji area located upstream of Isuzu as a holy land when Yamatohimenomikoto visited, and Koutai Jingu (Naiku) was created.
It has had important roles such as Shinnomihashira and Mifunashiro was built and presented.

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2 Chome-1-10 Ujiurata, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Sarutahiko Shrine - Route 23 - Ise Expressway "Ise IC" - Ise Futami Toba Line - Route 167 - Shiojitei

Tourist Information in Toba Area

The town with beautiful sea that grew farmed pearl for the first time in the world, island that still live in their unique way, and women diver who have long tradition.

Toba Aquarium

Toba Aquarium

Time required by car: About 5 minutes (about 1 km)

There are 12 zones that created the natural environment. They have about 1200 species, 30,000 animals from ocean and river in one of the biggest aquarium in the world. It has the route about 1.5km and is popular for adults with about 80% of the visitors being adults.

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3 Chome-3-6 Toba, Toba-shi, Mie-ken
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Toba Aquarium - Route167 - Shiojitei

Mikimoto Pearl Island

Mikimoto Pearl Island

Time required by car: About 5 minutes (about 1 km)

This leisure facility is based on the pearl farming that was successful for the first time in the world by Kokichi Mikimoto. In this island, you can experience the history and culture of pearls and see the exhibit of pearl artwork as well as demonstration of women divers.

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1 Chome-7-1 Toba, Toba-shi, Mie-ken
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Mikimoto Pearl Island - Route 167 - Shiojitei

Dolphin Island Marine Amusement Park

Dolphin Island Marine Amusement Park

Time required by cruise: About 20 minutes (about 5 km)

It is a small island in Toba bay where dolphins live. You can enter the dolphin island that is rich in nature and surrounded by the sea. You can see the dolphin and sea lion show, pet the animal, enjoy the beach, and fish throughout the seasons. It has observation area and walking trail so you can enjoy the refreshing view of the sea.

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628 Hinatajima Obama-cho Toba-shi Mie-ken
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Otonashiyama - Route 42- Shiojitei

Toba Marche

Toba Marche

Time required by car: About 5 minutes (about 1 km)

Toba Marche is a buffet restaurant who has traditional food cooked with marine produce and agricultural produce that was shipped from the local market of Toba and Shima. You can learn about local ingredients and knowledge of food as well as healthy recipe created in Toba.

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1 Chome-2383-42 Toba Toba-shi Mie-ken
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Toba Marche - Route 167 - Shiojitei

Amakazukime Shrine

Amakazukime Shrine

Time required by car: About 35 minutes (about 20 km)

It is an old shrine that was based on the modern system of ranked Shine shrines, and until 1869, it was called Amagozen. It does not belong to Ise Jingu but it has deep relationship with Ise Jingu. It enshrines legendary Amaoben and is worshipped by women divers.

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312 Kuzakichō, Toba-shi, Mie-ken
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Amakazukime Shrine - Route 128 - Shiojitei

shinmei

Shinmei Shrine (Ishigami-san)

Time required by car: About 35 minutes (about 20 km)

Shinmei Shrine located in a quiet forest has 25 gods in pillars. One of them on the shrine path is a female god known as Ishigami-san. It enshrines the mother of Emperor Shinbu, Tamayorihimemikoto. Women divers have been visiting here because it is said that “she will make at least one of women’s wish come true”. Now, people continue to come from all over the country and it always has visitors.

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1237 Ōsatsuchō, Toba-shi, Mie-ken
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Shinmei Shrine - Route 750 - Route 167 -Route 42 - Shiojitei

Tourist Information on Futami and Shima Area

It is a seaside town surrounded by the great Pacific Ocean and quiet Ago Bay and Matoya Bay. It has many festival and traditional events.

Futami Okitama Shrine (Meotoiwa)

Futami Okitama Shrine (Meotoiwa)

Time required by car: About 10 minutes (about 7 km)

It was the tradition to go through a purification ceremony in Futamiura and visit Geku and Naiku. It enshrines Okitama Jinseki (miraculous stone) and Meotoiwa is considered as the tori that worship Okitama Jinseki and sunrise from afar. Currently, “Mukushiokusa” that grows on Okitama Jinseki is used for the purification ceremony.

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575 Futamichō, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Futami Okitama Shrine (Meotoiwa) - Route 167 - Shiojitei

Futami Sea Paradise

Futami Sea Paradise

Time required by car: About 10 minutes (about 7 km)

This aquarium has many sea animals such as seals, sea lions, and walruses. Seal and walrus show is very popular and they come out from their pool and show their tricks on the stage located in the plaza with audience. You can take pictures with them. Special events are often going on.

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580 Futamichō, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Futami Sea Paradise - Route 42 - Shiojitei

Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura

Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura

Time required by car: About 12 minutes (about 8 km)

It is theme park that deals with the history and culture of Azuchimomoyama period. It recreated the townscape of Azuchimomoyama period such as the visionary “Azuchi castle” built by Nobunaga Oda, in and around the city, and free markets and open guilds. It has live performance of ninjas, worriers, courtesan, and town magistrate. There are places you can see ninja show and go through tricky maze, ninja house, and shooting house.

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201-1 Futamichō Mitsu, Ise-shi, Mie-ken
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Ise Azuchimomoyama Bunkamura - Route 42 - Ise Futami Toba Line- Shiojitei

Shima Spanish Village

Shima Spanish Village

Time required by car: About 35 minutes (about 23.5 km)

It is one of the largest theme park in Ise-Shima with the theme of Spain. It is a complex resort facility consists of 3 facilities, the theme park “Parque Espania”, Hotel Shima Spanish Village, and natural hot spring resort “Himawari no Yu”. At the theme park “Parque Espania”, you can see entertainment shows, authentic Spanish food, and enjoy some rides.

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952-4 Isobechō Sakazaki, Shima-shi, Mie-ken
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Shima Spanish Village - Pearl Road Okushima Line/Prefectural Road 128 - Prefectural Road 16 - Prefectural Road 61- Route 167 - Route 42 - Shiojitei

Shima Marine Land

Shima Marine Land

Time required by car: About 35 minutes (about 25 km)

This aquarium exploited the beauty, enjoyment, and mystery of the ocean from various angle and shows the way of marine animals from the past to present. The inside has the theme of the ancient creature ammonite. It has exhibit of the fossil of sea creature and has “ancient aquarium” that shows the history of the earth’s creature and “aquarium” that display rare marine creature from all over the world.

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723-1 Shinmei Kakojijma Ago-cho,Shima-shi,Mie-ken
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Shima Marine Land - Route 167 - Shiojitei

NEMU GOLF CLUB

NEMU GOLF CLUB

Time required by car: About 40 minutes (about 28 km)

It re-opened in October 1st 2015 with a goal of becoming “the world class golf resort that represents Japan”. They renovated the course and club house. The course was designed by 2P Golf Course Design with Damian V. Pascuzzo, ASGCA past president and Steve Pate, US Tour Professional. The course was supervised by Hiromi Kobayashi, the president of JLPGA.

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2692-3 Hamajimacho Hazako, Shima, Mie-ken
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NEMU GOLF CLUB - Route 167 - Shiojitei

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