Welcome to the official Ise City Tourist Information English website.
Located at the edge of Ise Bay in the southern part of Mie Prefecture in central Japan, Ise City has a population of about 130,000 people and an area of 179 square kilometers. One-third of Ise City is forestland owned by Ise Jingu, an ancient Shinto shrine over 2000 years old and considered to be Japan's religious and spiritual center. Ise City and Ise Jingu are a destination for almost 7 million visitors a year, most of whom come to pay respects to Japan's ancestry and to pray for peace, safety and prosperity.
As the gateway and hub city to the Ise Shima area, the city of Ise plays an important regional role in education, culture, welfare and industry.
With its beautiful natural landscape, the mix of mountains and the sea, crystal clean rivers, the rich natural history and the abundance of delicious seafood, Ise City represents traditional Japan at its best.
We hope you enjoy all that Ise City has to offer and we thank you for visiting our website. We hope the information provided here helps to show the beauty and cultural importance of our city. If you have any questions before or during your visit to Ise City, please contact us by using the contact information below.