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Other Historical Sites & Culture
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The Jingu Chokokan Museum, built in 1909, displays various Jingu Shrine garments and treasures including historical documents that show the century's old record of the Japanese people's relationship with Jingu.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・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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.

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