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Shrines & Temples
長峰神社 Naminejinja (shrine)
Along with a small number of other deities, Amenouzume-no-mikoto, the deity of entertainment, is enshrined at Naminejinja (shrine). Actors and actresses often worship here, which local people call "Osumesan".
Address 333-1 Furuichi-cho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-27-6123

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi or Kintetsu Ujiyamada stations, take a bus bound for Urata-cho. Get off at Nakano-cho Bus Stop. Naminejinja (shrine) is a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.
外宮 Geku
Geku, officially known as Toyoukedaijingu, was established in AD 478. It is dedicated to the deity Toyouke Omikami, provider of sacred foods to the deity Amaterasu Omikami and guardian of all industry. It is customary to worship at Geku before Naiku.
Tel: 0596-24-1111 (Japanese only)
Address: 279 Toyokawacho, Ise City
Hours:
January through April 5:00 to 18:00
May through August 5:00 to 19:00
September 5:00 to 18:00
October through December 5:00 to 17:00
*Continually open from December 31 to January 5

Access:
From Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; 10 minutes by foot
From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station; 7 minutes by foot
寂照寺 Jakushoji (temple)
Jakushoji temple is a family temple that was built for Sen-hime, daughter of the 2nd Tokugawa shogun, Hidetada Tokugawa. During her lifetime, Sen-hime had great reverence for Jingu and because of that, Jakushoji temple was built near Jingu in remembrance of her spirit and her great admiration for the shrine.
Address: 101 Nakano-cho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-22-3743

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi or Kintetsu Ujiyamada stations, take a bus bound for Urata-cho. Get off at Nakano-cho Bus Stop. Jakushoji (temple) is next to the bus stop.
猿田彦神社 Sarutahiko Jinja (shrine)
Enshrined here is the deity Sarutahiko Omikami, known as the deity of guidance. Sarutahiko Omikami is often worshiped by people before they begin a new endeavor in their lives.

Sarume Jinja, located within Sarutahiko Jinja enshrines the deity Amenouzumenomikoto, often worshiped by entertainers.
Tel: 0596-22-2554 (Japanese only)
Address: 2-1-10 Ujiurata, Ise City

Access:
・From Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station; 20 minutes by foot.
・From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; 15 minutes by bus, exit at Sarutahiko Jinja Mae bus stop.
磯神社 Iso Jinja (shrine)
Iso Jinja is said to be one of the shrines that Yamatohime-no-mikoto* visited along her journey to Ise City. Iso Jinja boasts one of the areas most beautiful pink and white azalea gardens from late April through early May. Tsutsuji (azalea) Park is located next to Iso Jinja and has a variety of flower gardens that are in bloom year round.

*Yamatohime-no-mikoto was the daughter of Suinin-tenno, the 11th emperor of Japan and was tasked with caring for the spirit of Amaterasu Omikami and finding the ideal sanctuary home for Japan's supreme deity.
Tel: 0596-37-5261 (Japanese only)
Address: 1069 Isocho, Ise-city

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Ise-shi station, take a bus directed to “Doro” and get off at Iso bus stop.  Iso Jinja is a 5-minute walk from there.
内宮 Naiku
Naiku, officially known as Kotaijingu, was founded about 2,000 years ago. The supreme deity Amaterasu Omikami is enshrined here and worshipped as the predecessor of the Imperial Household and the guardian deity of the Japanese people.
Tel: 0596-24-1111 (Japanese only)
Address: 1 Ujitachicho, Ise City
Hours:
January through April 5:00 to 18:00
May through August 5:00 to 19:00
September 5:00 to 18:00
October through December 5:00 to 17:00
*Continually open from December 31 to January 5

Access:
From Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; 20 minutes by bus, exit at Naiku Mae bus stop
From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station; 20 minutes by bus, exit at Naiku Mae bus stop
From Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station; 6 minutes by bus, exit at Naiku Mae bus stop (please note that only a few busses depart from Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station).
大林寺 Dairinji (temple)
According to records, Dairinji was founded in 1664, making it the oldest temple in the Furuichi neighborhood of Ise City. Furuichi was once known as an entertainment center and the history Dairinji is closely related to that story. Over its long history, Dairinji was knocked down or destroyed by fire several times. The current temple was rebuilt in 1998.
Address: 97 Furuichi-cho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-4541

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi or Kintetsu Ujiyamada stations, take a bus bound for Urata-cho. Get off at Nakano-cho Bus Stop. Dairinji (temple) is a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.
神宮 Jingu
Popularly known as "Ō-Ise-san" or "Ise Jingu", it is principally composed of Kotaijingu (Naiku) and Toyoukedaijingu (Geku) where the supreme deity Amaterasu Omikami and the great deity Toyouke Omikami are worshipped. Jingu also includes 14 auxiliary sanctuaries, as well as 109 lesser sanctuaries, which are generally located around the Ise City area.
松尾観音寺 Matsuokannonji (temple)
Matsuokannonji is known as the oldest temple in Japan for playing a role in exorcising evil sprits from people. It is also known for two dragons that legend says live around a pond near the temple. The legend goes that the dragons once saved the temple building from a fire.
Tel: 0596-22-2722 (Japanese only)
Address: Matsuoyama Kusubecho, Ise City

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; take a bus directed to Ise Shin JUSCO and exit at Matuokannonji Mae bus stop.
二見興玉神社と夫婦岩 Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine) & Meotoiwa (wedded rocks)
Sarutahiko Omikami and other two deities are enshrined here. People often worship at this shrine for relationships and happy marriages. A beautiful moonrise can often be seen between the rocks in winter (November through February) as well as an equally impressive sunrise during the spring and summer (April through August).
Tel: 0596-43-2020 (Japanese only)
Address: 575 E Futamicho, Ise City

Access:
・From JR Futaminoura Station; 15 minutes by foot.
・From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; take a CAN-Bus and exit at Meotoiwa Higashiguchi bus stop.
皇大神宮別宮 月読宮 Tsukiyomi-no-miya
Tsukiyomi-no-miya is one of Kotaijingu's (Naiku) Auxiliary Sanctuaries. There are 3 deities enshrined within Tsukiyomi-gu, the younger brother of Amaterasu Omikami (Tsukiyomi-no-mikoto) and his vigorous spirit (Tsukiyomi-aramitama-no-miya) as well as Amaterasu Omikami's father (Izanagi-no-miya) and mother (Izanami-no-miya).
Tel: 0596-24-1111 (Japanese only)
Address: 742-1 Nakamura-cho, Ise City

Access: A 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station or a 5-minute walk from Nakamura bus stop (take the loop-line bus between Geku and Naiku).
桜木地蔵 Sakuragi Jizo (guardian house)
In Japan, a "Jizo" is known as a guardian deity of children. This particular guardian house was established next to a cherry tree, therefore, people call it "Sakuragi Jizo" (cherry tree guardian). Although people usually worship at a Jizo for children's safety and health, it is generally believed that anyone who worships at this Jizo will have success in life.
Address: Sakuragi-cho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-24-8978

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi or Kintetsu Ujiyamada stations, take a bus bound for Urata-cho. Get off at Sakuragichoguchi Bus Stop. Sakuragi Jizo is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop.
松下社 Matsushita-sha (shrine)
Legend says that once, when the deity Susano-no-mikoto was very tired after a long journey, a poor commoner named Somin Shorai offered to care for the deity with the little that he had. Because of this great act of kindness, the deity promised Somin Shorai that he would forever protect him and his family from illness. People often visit Matsushita-sha for protection from illness or bad luck.
Tel: 0596-42-1111 (Japanese only)
Address: Futami-cho Matsushita, Ise City

Access: A 7-minute walk from JR Matsushita Station.
金剛證寺 Kongoshoji (temple)
This temple protects the northeastern quarter of the Jingu sanctuary, considered to be the unlucky direction since ancient times. The main building is registered as a national tangible cultural property.
Tel: 0596-22-1710 (Japanese only)
Address: 548 Asamacho, Ise City

Access: Only accessible by car or taxi. However, hikers can take the Mount Asama trail from JR Asama Station.
御塩殿神社 Mishiodono Jinja
Mishiodono Jinja is the shrine where Ise Jingu's offertory salt is produced. For more than 2000 years, a traditional method of salt-making has been followed. Each October, Mishiodono-matsuri (salt making ceremony) is held where visitors may observe the salt-making process.
Tel: 0596-24-1111 (Japanese only)
Address: Futami-cho Sho, Ise City

Access: Take a CAN-Bus and exit at Futamiura-Omotesando bus stop. From there, Mishiodono Jinja is a 15-minute walk.
皇大神宮別宮 倭姫宮 Yamatohime-gu
Yamatohime-gu is one of Kotaijingu's (Naiku) Auxiliary Sanctuaries that enshrines Yamatohime-no-mikoto, daughter of Suinin-tenno, the 11th emperor of Japan. Yamatohime-no-mikoto was tasked with caring for the spirit of Amaterasu Omikami and finding the ideal sanctuary home for Japan's supreme deity. Yamatohime-gu was built in 1923, making it the newest Jingu Auxiliary Sanctuary.
Tel: 0596-24-1111 (Japanese only)
Address: 5 Kusube-cho, Ise-city

Access: A 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station.
太江寺 Taikoji (temple)
People worship at Taikoji temple for longevity and better health. Wisteria blossoms (late April through early March) and hydrangeas (late June through early July) are a must-see.
Tel: 0596-43-2283 (Japanese only)
Address: 1659 East, Futamicho, Ise City

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; take a CAN-Bus and exit at exit at Meotoiwa Higashiguchi bus stop. From there, Taikoji is a 10 minute walk.
宇治神社 Uji Jinja (shrine)
Uji Jinja is a guardian shrine for the residents in the local neighborhood of Uji and also famous as the guardian shrine of leg health. The legend for strong leg health originated because many of the ancient pilgrims to Ise City prayed there for healthy and strong legs for their journeys back home. The local folklore was further aided after Ise City’s own Mizuki Noguchi became the gold medal marathon winner in the 2004 Athens Olympics. The legend says that visitors can get stronger legs if they touch a special rock within the shrine.
Tel: 0596-24-9587 (Japanese only)
Address: 172 Uji Imazaikecho, Ise-city

Access: A few minutes walk from Naiku Ujibashi Bridge
Traditional Street Scenery
二見エリア Futami Area (Map E)
Customarily, pilgrims traveling to Jingu visited Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine) first in order to purify themselves before worshipping at Jingu.

Filled with pensions, Japanese inns and hotels, the historical town of Futami sits along the shore of Ise Bay. Visitors can take a leisurely walk along the pine tree lined beach or hike around mount Otonashi to see the wildflowers and cherry blossoms when the season permits.
古市エリア Furuichi Area (Map A)
Located between Geku and Naiku, the Furuichi area was once an entertainment center, filled with Kabuki theaters and other places for relaxation and fun where pilgrims enjoyed themselves after their usually long and spiritual journeys to Jingu.

■伊勢古市参道街道資料館 Ise Furuichi Sandoukaido Museum—see what the Furuichi area used to be like.
Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 to 16:30
* Closed the day after national holidays
* Open on Mondays if Monday is a national holiday
* Open on Sunday if Saturday is a national holiday.
* Closed from December 29 through January 3rd)
Tel: 0596-22-8410 (Japanese only)
Address: 69 Nakaecho, Ise City
Access: From Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station; 20 minutes by foot.
内宮エリア Naiku Area (Map D)
■おはらい通り Oharai Dori (street)
Ending at the Ujibashi Bridge of Naiku, this stone-paved and centuries-old pathway has led pilgrims to Jingu for centuries. Modern "pilgrims" will find Oharai Dori (street) lined with a variety of shops and restaurants and all kinds of local food, drinks and souvenirs.

■おかげ横丁 Okage Yokocho
Okage Yokocho is a recreated traditional Japanese market area mirroring what must have been the scene for visiting pilgrims on their way to and from Jingu in times past. Modern visitors can enjoy Okage Yokocho's traditional buildings and atmosphere and will find an array of shops and restaurants as well as festivals and entertainment performances throughout the year.

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; 20 minutes by bus, exit at Naiku Mae bus stop.
河崎エリア Kawasaki Area (Map C)
Just a few minutes walk to the north of Iseshi and Ujiyamada train stations, between Hachiken Dori (street) and the Seta River, is the Kawasaki neighborhood of Ise City. At a time when water travel was key, this neighborhood was a prospering port area, welcoming boats full of goods and passengers from all parts of Japan. Today, Kawasaki has a handful of restaurants, cafe's and shops located in traditional Japanese buildings.

■伊勢河崎商人館 Ise Kawasaki Shoninkan
Dedicated to telling the rich history of the Kawasaki neighborhood, Kawasaki Shoninkan was established in 2002 in the buildings where Ogawa Saketen ran a liquor wholesale business for over 300 years. In 1999, Ogawa Saketen, closed for good and after that, the historical buildings were donated to Ise City for restoration.
Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 17:00 except Tuesdays (or closed Wednesday when Tuesday is a public holiday)
Fee: 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for college and high school students, 100 yen for middle and primary school students and children under 6 are free.
Tel: 0596-22-4810 (Japanese only)
Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; 15 minutes by foot.
Other Historical Sites & Culture
神道博物館 Shinto Museum
Built in 1989 and managed by Kogakkann University, the Shinto Museum exhibits the history of Shinto and shrines in Japan.
Address: 1704 Kanda Kushimotocho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-22-6471

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi or Kintetsu Ujiyamada stations, take a loop-line bus between Naiku and Geku. Get off at Chokokan. This museum is a 2-minute walk from the bus stop.
神宮の博物館 Jingu Museums
■神宮徴古館 Jingu Chokokan Museum
The Jingu Chokokan Museum, built in 1909, displays various Jingu Shrine garments and treasures including historical documents that show the century's old record of the Japanese people's relationship with Jingu.

■神宮農業館 Jingu Nogyokan Museum
The Jingu Nogyokan museum was the first agriculture museum in Japan. Visitors can see various displays and collections including ceremonial foods and agricultural tools and Imperial offerings, given to Jingu by the Imperial Household.

■神宮美術館 Jingu Museum of Fine Arts
The museum was built in 1993 to commemorate the 61st Shikinen Sengu and houses a collection of artworks by some of Japan's foremost artists and craftsmen.
Jingu Chokokan Museum/Jingu Nogyokan Museum
Hours: 9:00 to 16:30 (enter before 16:00)
Closed Thursday (or Friday when public holidays fall on Thursday), and December 29, 30 and 31.
Tel: 0596-22-1700 (Japanese only)
Fee: Adults 500 yen, junior high and elementary students; 100 yen for both museums.

Jingu Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: 9:00 to 16:30 (enter before 16:00)
Closed Thursday (or Friday when public holidays fall on Thursday), and December 29, 30 and 31.
Tel: 0596-22-5533 (Japanese only)
Fee: Adults 500 yen, junior high and elementary students; 100 yen.

Access: From Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station; 20 minutes by foot.
伊勢シーパラダイス Ise Sea Paradise
Ise Sea Paradise is a hands-on style aquarium, located in Futami, where people can touch and interact with different sea animals, such as dolphins, penguins, seals and otters.
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (may change seasonally)
Tel: 0596-42-1760 (Japanese only)
Fee: 1,600 yen for adults and high school students, 800 yen for junior high and elementary school students and 400 yen for children over 3 years old.
Address: 580 Futamicho E, Ise City

Access: From JR Futaminoura Station; 20 minutes by foot.
From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; take a CAN-Bus and exit at Meotoiwa Higashiguchi bus stop. From there, the entrance is a 1-minute walk.
賓日館 Hinjitsukan
Once a rest house for the imperial family and VIPs, this museum and event hall has been registered as a national important cultural property. Visitors can see traditional architecture and magnificent interior decorations.
Hours: everyday 9:00 to 14:30 except Tuesdays (or Wednesdays when public holidays fall on Tuesdays)
Fee: 300 yen for adults, 150 yen for people under 18.
Tel: 0596-43-2003 (Japanese only)
Address: 566-2 Chaya, Futamicho, Ise City

Access: From JR Futaminoura Station; 10 to 15 minutes by foot
伊勢・安土桃山城下街 Ise Azuchi-Momoyama Joukamachi
Ise Azuchi-Momoyama Joukamachi is a historical theme park that reproduces the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1568 – 1600). The Azuchi-Momoyama period when the three great samurai lords, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu were active. The period was also an age when a new and grand culture blossomed and where modern Japanese culture can trace it's beginnings.
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Fee: 3,600 yen for adults, 2,300 yen for junior and high school students, 2,000 yen for elementary school students, 2,520 yen for people over 65 years old (discount tickets are available for the physically challenged).
Tel: 0596-43-2300 (Japanese only
Address: 1201-1 Futami-cho Mitsu, Ise City

Access: Taka a CAN-Bus and get off at Ise Azuchi-Momoyama Bunka Mura bus stop.
伊勢春慶デザイン工房 Ise-Shunkei Design Studio
Ise Shunkei was a popular style of lacquerware that was produced from the early 1600‘s to the 1950’s. Ise Shukei lacquerware was traditionally produced as a luxury item, but recently Ise Shukei has introduced more affordable everyday items, such as card holders, picture frames and coasters.

Visitors to Ise-Shunkei Design Studio can see and purchase Ise Shunkei lacquerware. In addition, visitors can experience making lacquerware, however, advance reservations are required. For more information, please contact Ise-Shunkei Design Studio at the following telephone number.
Hours: Every Tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
Tel: 0596-29-1285 (Japanese only)
Address: 2-25-29 Kawasaki, Ise City

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi train station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada train station; 15 minutes by foot. It is located next to Ise Kawasaki Shoninkan
伊勢和紙館 Isewashi (Ise paper) Museum
Isewashi is a special paper that has been made here for over 100 years. Among its many other uses, Isewashi is used to make various charms and amulets for Jingu. While keeping their traditional style, Isewashi has continued to develop new technologies. Their most recent innovation prints pictures on handmade Japanese paper. Photographic exhibitions are often held at their museum within their factory.
Address: 1-10-30 Ohzeko, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2647

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station; 15 minutes by foot.
尾崎咢堂記念館 Ozaki Gakudo Memorial House
This house was built as a memorial for Yukio Ozaki, known in Japan as "the father of parliamentary government" due to his political achievements. Mr. Ozaki is also known for conceiving an idea of goodwill by sending cherry trees to Washington DC after World War II. In response, flowering dogwood trees were sent to Japan by US officials and were planted near the Ozaki Gakudo Memorial House. In a cultural exchange that continues every year, a local Miss dogwood is chosen and she, along with local officials, accept Miss Sakura (cherry tree) and her delegation from Washington DC.
Address: 97-2 Kawabata-cho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-22-3198

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi or Kintetsu Ujiyamada stations, take a bus bound for Shimesasu. Get off at Kawabata Tsutsumi Bus Stop. Ozaki Gakudo Memorial House is next to the bus stop.
小西萬金丹 Konishi Mankintan
This traditional Chinese medicine shop was founded in 1676, during Japan's Edo era. "Mankintan" is their most famous medicine and is still sold today. Mankintan is known as a cure-all and is still called "the miraculous medicine of Oisesan". Mankintan is sold at souvenir shops along Oharai-dori and Okage Yokocho, but it is here, in the original building, where the business was started.
Address: 1-20 Yokaichiba-cho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2647

Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station; 15 minutes by foot.
隠岡遺跡 Kakuregaoka Iseki (ancient historical site)
In 1983, the remains of ancient buildings and tools from the Yayoi era (about BC 1000 to BC 300) and the Heian era (AD 794 to AD 1185/1192) were discovered here. The site is currently maintained as a small park where two different styles of ancient houses are displayed.
Address: Yamatomachi, Ise city
Tel: 0596-22-7884

Access: a 20 minutes walk from Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station
民話の駅 蘇民 Minwa-no-eki Somin
Minwa-no-eki Somin is a farmers' market and rest area where visitors can buy and eat local food and seafood. Behind the farmers' market building, there is a beautiful iris garden called Futami-shobu-loman-no-mori. The farmers' market is open year round but the peak season for the iris garden is mid-June. Open 9:00 to 18:00.
Tel: 0596-44-1000 (Japanese only)
Address: 1335 Futami-cho Matsushita, Ise City

Access: A 7-minute walk from JR Matsushita Station. Or, take a CAN-Bus and exit at Minwa-no-eki Somin bus stop.
Nature
二見浦海水浴場 Futamiura Beach
Futamiura Beach was the first registered bathing beach in Japan. Today, visitors can take leisurely walks along the pine tree lined shoreline of Ise Bay.
Access: From JR Futaminoura Station; 10 minutes by foot.
伊勢志摩スカイライン Ise Shima Skyline
The Ise Shima Skyline winds along Mount Asama and ultimately connects the cities of Ise and Toba.
From the view point, visitors can get a panoramic view of Ise, Futami, Toba and Ise Bay. On particularly clear days, visitors can see Mount Fuji over 200 kilometers away. Azaleas in late April through Early May are a must see.
Access: By car, taxi or visitors can hike from Kintetsu Asama Station (6.5 kilometers from trailhead).
音無山 Mount Otonashi
Visitors can hike the 20 minute path to the top of Mount Otonashi amidst the blossoming cherry trees in the spring. At the view point at the top of the mountain visitors can catch a beautiful view of the sunrise.
Access: From JR Futaminoura Station; 10 minutes by foot to the beginning of the trail. From there, 20-minute hike to the top of the mountain.
五十鈴川 Isuzugawa Riverside
The Isuzugawa River runs alongside the grounds of Naiku Shrine and is particularly beautiful during the cherry blossom season.
Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; 20 minutes by bus, exit at Naiku Mae bus stop. The river is a 1-minute walk from the bus stop.
宮川堤公園 Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park
Visitors can stroll along the banks of the Miyagawa River at any time during the year but will find it extra special throughout the cherry blossom season.
Access: From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station; take a bus and exit at Wataraibashi bus stop.
Ryokan
若美家 Wakamiya
Address: 1-5-16 Miyamachi, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-4590

Access: 10 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
潮香苑 Chokoen
Address: 222-7 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2303

Access: A pick-up service is available from JR Futaminoura Station (contact for details)
料理旅館 おく文 Ryori Ryokan Okubun
Address: 1-9-49 Miyamachi, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2231

Access: 15 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
まつしん Matsushin
Address: 570-3 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-4126

Access: A pick-up service is available from JR Futaminoura Station (contact for details)
仲屋旅館 Nakaya Ryokan
Address: 2-5-12 Miyamachi, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-3423

Access: 2 minute walk from JR Yamada Kamiguchi Station or 5 minutes by car from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
つるや Tsuruya
Address: 20-20 Honmachi, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2874

Access: 3 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
山田館 Yamadakan
Address: 13-1 Honmachi, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2532

Access: 2 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
藤むら家 Fujimuraya
Address: 1-13-2 Sone, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2497

Access:15 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
伊勢戸田家料庵 Ise Todaya Ryoan
Address: 1-1-20 Oozeko, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-4855

Access: 7 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
海洋楼 Kaiyourou
Address: 566-4 Futami Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2221

Access: A pick-up service is available from JR Futaminoura Station (contact for details)
瑞穂館 Mizuhokan
Address: 1-6-26 Fukiage, Ise City
Tel: 0596-24-2274

Access: 5 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
日の出館 Hinodekan
Address: 1-8-35 Fukiage, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2954

Access: 3 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
神宮会館 Jingukaikan
Address: 152 Ujinakanokiricho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-24-7162

Access: From either JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; take the bus that goes to "Naiku Mae" and get off at "Jingukaikan Mae" bus stop.
麻吉旅館 Asakichi Ryokan
Address: 109 Nakanocho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-22-4101

Access: 10 minute walk from Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station
麻野館 Asanokan
Address: 537-10 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2014

Access: 10 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station
松阪屋吸霞園 Matsuzakaya Kyukaen
Address: 537-10 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2007

Access: A pick-up service is available from JR Futaminoura Station (contact for details)
紅葉軒 Koyoken
Address: 1-14-17 Miyamachi, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2456

Access: 15 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
大石屋 Oishiya
Address: 569-75 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2074

Access: A pick-up service is available from JR Futaminoura Station and any bus stops within Futamicho (contact for details)
かぐらばリゾート千の杜 Kaguraba Resort Sennomori
Address: 1165-1 Souchicho Ikenoue, Ise City
Tel: 0596-39-1200

Access: A pick-up service is available from Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station (contact for details)
朝日館 Asahikan
Address: 288 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2001

Access: 10 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station
浜千代館 Hamachiyokan
Address: 537-26 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2050

Access: A pick-up service is available from JR Futaminoura Station (contact for details)
岩戸館 Iwatokan
Address: 566-9 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2122

Access: 15 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station
Hotel
伊勢シティホテルアネックス Ise City Hotel Annex
Address: 2-5-11 Fukiage, Ise City
Tel: 0596-22-5100

Access: 5 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station
丸二ホテル伊勢 Maruni Hotel Ise
Address: 633-1 Misonocho Takabuku, Ise City
Tel: 0596-27-3338

Access: 3 minute walk from Kintetsu Miyamachi Station
ファミリーロッジ旅屋 Family Lodge Hatagoya, Matusaka Higashi Branch
Address: 535-1 Yukube Yatsukawa, Meiwacho, Taki-gun
Tel: 0596-55-4488
Access: 20 minute drive from Matsusaka Interchange
ビジネスホテル羽根 Business Hotel Hane
ddress: 1237 Kurosecho, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-0115

Access: 5 minute walk from JR Isuzugaoka Station
ホテルキャッスルイン伊勢 Hotel Castle Inn Ise
Address: 3-5-55 Shinkyu, Ise City
Tel: 0596-29-2111

Access: 5 minute drive from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station
ホテル清海 Hotel Seikai
Address: 1349-136 Futamicho Matsushita, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2046

Access: A pick-up service is available from JR Futaminoura Station (contact for details)
伊勢シティホテル Ise City Hotel
Address: 1-11-31 Fukiage, Ise City
Tel: 0596-28-2111

Access: 3 minute walk from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or 5 minute walk from Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station
Minshuku
民宿ヤマト Minshuku Yamato
Address: 9-7 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2215

Access: 1 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station
民宿アサヒ Minshuku Asahi
Address: 562-57 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2157

Access: 15 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station
民宿つかさ亭 Minshuku Tsukasa-tei
Address: 681-29 Futamicho E, Ise City
Tel: 0596-44-0551

Access: 5 minute walk from Meotoiwa Higashiguchi bus stop
民宿潮風 Minshuku Shiokaze
Address: 562-62 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2172

Access: 15 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station
民宿まるや Minshuku Maruya
Address: 277-2 Futamicho Chaya, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-0800

Access: 3 minute walk from JR Futaminoura Station
Youth Hostel
太江寺 Taikoji (temple)
Address: 1659 Futamicho E, Ise City
Tel: 0596-43-2283

Access: Take CAN bus from JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station or Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station and exit at Meotoiwa Higashiguchi bus stop. Taikoji is a 10 minute walk from there.
Spring
伊勢楽市 Ise-rakuichi
Mid May
Ise farmers and fisherman's market located between JR/Kintetsu Ise-Shi Station and Geku. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for times and details.
朝熊山つつじまつり Asamayama-tsutsuji-matsuri
Mid May
Mount Asama azalea festival.
神田御田植初 Shinden-otaue-hajime
Early May
This ceremony marks the beginning of the rice planting year at Jingu's sacred rice field.
夫婦岩大注連縄張神事 Meotoiwa-ōshimenawa-shinji
May 5th
The shimenawa (rice straw rope) that joins the wedded rocks at Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine) is replaced three times a year, in September, December and May. The shimenawa acts as a Shinto gate (torii) between the famous rocks.
春まつり Haru-matsuri
April 1st ~ 10th
Cherry blossom festival at Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms during the day or evening. Some food and drinks are available.
春の神楽祭 Haru-no-kagura-sai
April 28th ~ 30th
Spring Kagura Festival at Naiku
Sacred music and dances are performed within Naiku. Please check Jingu's official schedule for more information (Japanese only).
Summer
伊勢神宮奉納全国花火大会 Ise-jigu-hōnō-zenkoku-hanabi-taikai
Middle of July
Fireworks festival dedicated to Ise Jingu at Miyagawa Tsutsumi.
夏至祭 Geshi-sai
Summer solstice
The Misogi ceremony is conducted on the summer solstice to purify one's mind and body by bathing in the ocean. The ceremony is held in front of the wedded rocks at Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine). If interested in participating, please contact Futami Okitama Jinja (Japanese only).
外宮さんでゆかたで千人お参り Gekusan-de-yukata-de-sennin-omatsuri
August 1st
Yukata (cotton kimono) festival.
Visitors can wear yukata or view the festival goers as they worship at Geku. This is one of the rare occasions when Geku remains open after sundown.
二見大祭しめなわ曳 Futami-ōmatsuri-shimenawahiki
July 14th
A parade festival to deliver the Shimenawa (sacred straw rope) to Meotoiwa (wedded rocks) and Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine).
柴燈大護摩 Saito-ōgoma
July 7th
Held at Segidera (temple) in Ise City, this ceremony is conducted to pray for safety, bountiful harvests and large catches of fish.
天王祭 Tennōsai
Middle of July
Summer festival at Kawabenanakusa Jinja (shrine).
高柳の夜店 Takayanagi-no-yomise
June 1st through early July
Takayanagi shopping arcade will have a night market festival with food and drink stalls on Saturdays and dates that include a 1, 3, 6, and 8.
かんこ踊り Kanko-odori (Bon dancing festival)
August 14th through 16th
Visitors can watch traditional Bon dances performed by people from various neighborhoods in Ise City.
神宮奉納薪能 Jingu-hōnō-taginoh
Late July
Tagi Noh play dedicated to Jingu performed at Geku.
Autumn
伊勢楽市 Ise-rakuichi
Early November
Ise farmers and fisherman's market. Located between JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station and Geku. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for times and details.
秋の神楽祭 Aki-no-kagura-sai
September 22nd through 24th
Autumn Kagura Festival at Naiku.
Sacred music and dances are performed within Naiku. Please check Jingu's official schedule for more information (Japanese only)
初穂曳・外宮領 Hatsuhohiki, Geku area
October 15th
An annual festival that celebrates the first rice harvest of the year. Local residents transport rice to Geku in traditional straw sacks that are stacked on a large wooden cart.
伊勢の伝統能楽まつり Ise-no-dento-nohgaku-matsuri
Middle of October
Ise traditional Noh play festival performed at Ise Topia facility in Ise City.
来る福招き猫まつり Kurufuku-manekineko-matsuri
Middle of September through late September
The Manekineko is also known as the "lucky cat" or the "fortune cat". This festival at Okage Yokocho is devoted to bringing good luck and good spirits to festival goers.
神宮観月会 Jingu-kangetsukai
September, full moon
This event, within Geku, is held for people wishing to view the full moon and enjoy haikus (Japanese traditional poem) along the edge of Magatamaike Pond.
夫婦岩大注連縄張神事 Meotoiwa-ōshimenawa-shinji
September 5th
The shimenawa (rice straw rope) that joins the wedded rocks at Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine) is replaced three times a year, in September, December and May. The shimenawa acts as a Shinto gate (torii) between the famous rocks.
神嘗奉祝祭 Kanname-hōshukusai
October 14th through 15th
This festival is held at the same time as Jingu's Kanname-sai festival that celebrates the first rice harvest of the year. Visitors can watch traditional dances performed by dance groups from all over Japan. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for details.
初穂曳・内宮領 Hatsuhohiki, Naiku area
October 16th
An annual festival that celebrates the first rice harvest of the year. Local residents transport sacks of rice to Naiku by pulling a traditional wooden boat along the Isuzugawa River.
御塩殿祭 Mishiodono-sai
October 5th
This ceremony is for making sacred salt that is offered to the deities enshrined in Jingu.
伊勢まつり Ise-matsuri
Last weekend of September
This two-day event (Saturday and Sunday) features parades, a farmers market, a fisherman's market and food and drink stalls. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for details.
Winter
夫婦岩大注連縄張神事 Meotoiwa-ōshimenawa-shinji
Middle of December
The shimenawa (rice straw rope) that joins the wedded rocks at Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine) is replaced three times a year, in September, December and May. The shimenawa acts as a Shinto gate (torii) between the famous rocks.
初詣 Hatsumōde
January 1st
Large crowds mark the days and large bonfires light the night marking the first visits of the year to Jingu. Both Naiku and Geku are continuously open between December 31st and January 5th for people wishing to pay their respects.
おかげ横丁行く年来る年 Okageyokocho-yukutoshi-kurutoshi
December 31st
Okage Yokocho New Year's countdown celebration. Restaurants and shops stay open late as well as food and drink vendors.
冬至祭 Tōji-sai
Winter solstice
Winter Solstice Ceremony.
The Misogi ceremony is conducted to purify one's mind and body by bathing in the ocean. This ceremony is held in front of the wedded rocks at Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine). If interested in participating, please contact Futami Okitama Jinja (Japanese only).
湯立神事 Yutate-shinji at Eno Jinja (shrine)
January 14th
Yutate-shinji at Eno Jinja (shrine), within Futami Okitama Jinja (shrine)
A beginning of the year ceremony where participants pray for the health and safety of themselves and family members.
初午祭 Hatsuuma-sai
Within March
An annual festival at Matsuokanonji (temple) where people wish away bad sprits.
御頭神事 Okashira-shinji
Middle of February
An annual ceremony within some Ise City neighborhoods where local residents dance and walk from house to house with a traditional lion mask in order to scare away bad spirits.
神宮奉納大相撲 Jingu-hōnō-daizumo (Sumo festival)
Late March
Jingu-hōnō-daizumo (Sumo festival)
Annual sumo wrestling tournament dedicated to Ise Jingu held at Jingu sumo grounds.
お伊勢さん健康マラソン Oisesan-kenko Marathon
Between November and early December
Local running competitions of 5km, 10km and 21.1 km (half-marathon) in Ise City. Also, 7km and 10km walking events. Check with the Ise City Tourist Information Office for times and details.
おひなさまめぐりin二見 Hina-matsuri (doll festival) in Futami
Early February through Early March
The Japanese doll festival is held on March 3rd. Ornamental dolls, representing the Japanese Emperor and Empress and their attendants are displayed in traditional, ceremonial dress. Over 100 hotels, shops, restaurants and private houses in the Futamigaura area participate by displaying their own traditional dolls.
初護摩 Hatsugoma at Taikoji (temple)
January 1st through 3rd
A beginning of the year ceremony where participants pray for their wishes and safety near a large open flame.
年越しもちつき Toshikoshi-mochitsuki
Late December
Event for making mochi, (sticky rice cakes) to welcome the near year near Magatamaike Pond in Geku.
Seasonal Flower Calendar
ナンジャモンジャ Chionanthus blossoms
Early through mid May
Geku, near by Magatamaike pond
ツツジ Azaleas
Late April through Early May
Iso Jinja
Map: MapA-1A

Mount Asama view point
Map: MapA-5D
菖蒲 Irises
Mid May through mid June
Geku, Magatamaike Pond (Mid May~)
Map: MapB-3D

Futami Shobu Loman no Mori (Early June ~)
Map: MapE-5B
寒桜 Winter cherry blossoms
Early March
Rikyuin Park
紅梅 Plum blossoms
Early March
Rikyuin Park
薔薇 Roses
Mid through late May
Jingu Rose Garden
桜 Cherry blossoms
Early April
Naiku and Isuzugawa River
Map: MapD-1B

Kuratayama Park
Map: MapA-3C

Mikimoto Road
Map: MapB-4D

Mount Otonashi
Map: MapE-3B

Miyagawa Tsutsumi Park
Map: MapA-1C
藤 Wisteria blossoms
Late April through Early May
Taikoji
Map: MapE-4B

Geku, Magatamaike Pond
Map: MapB-3D
臣竜梅 Shinryubai plum blossoms
Late February through early March
Garyu Plum Tree Park
紫陽花 Hydrangeas
Late June through Early July
Taikoji
薔薇 Roses
Mid through late October
Jingu Rose Garden
睡蓮 Water lilies
Late June through August
Kongoshoji
紅葉 Autumn leaves
Early through mid November
Naiku
What to do
Miyagawa River Canoeing Tour by “Outdoor Ships” canoe and kayak
Outdoor Ships canoe and kayak company offers a three-hour canoe/kayak trip for beginners. This is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Ise City.

Duration: 3 hours (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Meeting Point: In the public parking lot under the Watarai Bashi (bridge)

Directions to the Meeting point:

There are two different routes to the meeting point at the Watarai Bashi (bridge) from Kintetsu/JR Ise-shi station:

1) Take a bus bound for “Tamaki-cho Yakuba”. This bus departs from the No. 6 bus stop in front of JR Ise-shi station at 8:00 AM every day. Please get off at “Wataraibashi” bus stop (this bus makes a scheduled stop at Wataraibashi bus stop at 8:07 AM). From there, please make your way to the parking lot under the bridge (Map A-1B).

2) Take a bus bound for “Tama via Wataraimachi Yakuba Mae”. This bus departs from the No. 5 bus stop in front of JR Ise-shi station at 8:45 AM every day. Please get off at “Wataraibashi” bus stop (this bus makes a scheduled stop at Wataraibashi bus stop at 8:52 AM). From there, please make your way to the parking lot under the bridge (Map A-1B).

Price: 5,000 yen per person

Payment notes: Participants are asked to pay in cash at the meeting point before the tour begins

Trip capacity: 10 people

How to register: Please call Outdoor Ships at 0596-43-4886 or 090-2261-9766 (Japanese only) or email your request (Japanese only) to ships@silver.plala.or.jp

Open: 11:00~ 22:00 (Thursday is closed)
Make Japanese fish sausage (kamaboko) at Wakamatsuya
Kamaboko is a traditional Japanese food made by forming and cooking pureed white fish (surimi) into different shapes or loaves. Wakamatsuya offers one-hour classes to experience the traditional art of kamaboko making. These classes are for both young and old and are a great way to learn more about the history of kamaboko and the methods used to create some of the best kamaboko you will ever find.

Duration: 1 hour: Near the end of the class, participants will have to wait about 20 minutes while the kamaboko is being cooked. During that time, participants can visit Wakamatsuya’s shop to buy or taste various kinds of kamaboko products.

Price: 1,500 yen per person (Small children can attend for free)

Payment notes: Visitors are asked to pay in cash before the class starts (Please note that there is a 50% cancelation fee if you cancel on the scheduled date).

Location: Kawasaki, MapC-2C

How to register: Please call Wakamatsuya at 0596-31-0123 (Japanese only) or email your request in English to: kamaboko@wakamatsuya.co.jp

Hours: Everyday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

For more details about kamaboko or Wakamatsuya, please visit their English website (http://www.wakamatsuya.co.jp/english/index.html).

Wakamatuya also offers a “chopstick making class” at the same location in the Kawasaki neighborhood. One of Wakamatsuya’s missions is to raise awareness about traditional Japanese food culture that has been carried on through generations. This class provides visitors with a great way to get in touch with traditional Japanese food culture. The class lasts approximately 60 minutes and costs 1,000 yen per person.
Where to eat
Japanese Restaurant, “Miyabi” (Ise City Hotel Annex 1F)
Miyabi is located on the first floor of the Ise City Hotel Annex which is walking distance from both JR/Kintetsu Ise-shi train station and Kintetsu Ujiyamada train station. Miyabi serves seasonal food and Shabu Shabu (a type of hot-pot dish containing vegetables and thinly sliced beef and served with soy-based or sesame-based dipping sauces). Miyabi serves a set breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 for 700 yen.
Hours:
7:00 to 10:00 (breakfast)
11:00 to 15:00 (lunch)
17:00 to 22:00 (dinner)
Please note: Miyabi is open until 21:00 on Sundays
Tel: Ise City Hotel Annex 0596-22-5100 (Japanese only).

Access: 5-minute walk from either JR/Kintetsu Ise-shi train station or Kintetsu Ujiyamda train station
Steak Restaurant, Ishikawa (Ise City Hotel 1F)
Steak Restaurant, Ishikawa is located on the first floor of the Ise City Hotel Annex which is walking distance from both JR/Kintetsu Ise-shi train station and Kintetsu Ujiyamada train station. Steak Restaurant, Ishikawa serves world famous, Matsusaka beef. In addition, they serve hamburger steaks as well as many other reasonable à la carte Japanese foods. Steak Restaurant, Ishikawa has a reasonable and very popular lunch menu starting from 730 yen.
Hours:
(Mondays) 11:00 to 15:00
(Tuesdays to Saturdays) 11:30 to 22:00
(Sundays) 11:30 to 21:00
Tel: Ise City Hotel 0596-28-2111 (Japanese only)

Access: 5-minute walk from either JR/Kintetsu Ise-shi train station or Kintetsu Ujiyamda train station
Daiki
Daiki is a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Ise City that serves various kinds of Japanese food, including sashimi (raw fish), sushi and tempura (fried vegetables and seafood) as well as a vegetarian menu (for example, a fried vegetable lunch or dinner set). Daiki has a large dining space that can accommodate one person or a large group of diners. There is also a private dining room available. An English menu is available at Daiki.
Access: 1-minute walk from Kintetsu Ujiyamda train station
Biyagura
Biyagura is the restaurant attached to Ise Kadoya Microbrewery, noted for producing many world-class, award wining craft beers. In addition to a large assortment of beer, Biyagura serves Japanese traditional fare such as sashimi (raw fish) and tempura, western-style sausages, cheeses, pasta, pizza and omelets. All Biyagura foods go well with their draft or bottled beers. Biyagura also serves many other kinds of alcoholic drinks and of course, many kinds of non-alcoholic beverage are also available. For more information, please visit their English website (http://www.isekadoya.com/) where you can view a full menu of available items.
Okage Yokocho and Oharai Dori (street)
There are more than 100 different kinds of specialty shops and restaurants located within Okage Yokocho and along Oharai Street where visitors can find all kinds of Japanese and western-style finger foods, snacks, as well as gourmet style lunches and dinners. And don’t forget the numerous and delectable sweets! We invite you to explore the many shops and restaurants located here—which many believe is a “must see” in Ise.
Tel:
Okage Yokocho 0596-23-8838 (Japanese only).
Oharai Dori 0596-28-3705 (Japanese only).

Access: Take a loop line bus that runs between Naiku and Geku departing from JR/Kintetsu Ise-shi train station. Get off at Jingu Kaikan Mae bus stop.



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