During the Edo-era people made a pilgrimage to Ise Shrine from all over Japan with the hope of visiting Ise once before they died. Even now, over 10 million people visit Ise Shrine each year, and the shrine is recognized as one of the most sacred in Japan. Not only history and culture, but Ise also has a lot unique dishes, shops, natural scenery for visitors to enjoy. If you have a car, it will make it all the more easier for you to freely enjoy Ise. So why not enjoy a modern pilgrimage to Ise Shrine ?

 

A:Chubu International Centrair Airport
35mins 38.7km

B:Atsuta Horaiken

5mins 1.4km

C:Atsuta Shrine

11mins 4.4km

D:Osu Shopping District

10mins 3.6km

E:Nagoya Castle

34mins 38.2km

F:Nagashima Spa Land

1hour 83.4km

G:Wadakin

46mins 54.5km

H:Mikimoto Pearl Island

1mins 270m

I:Toba Aquarium

26mins 14.6km

J:Ise Shrine

 

B: ATSUTA HORAIKEN

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Nagoya’s famous “Hitsumabushi” (Grilled eel on rice) was first made by Atsuta Horaiken. Almost all the customers who visit the store order Hitsumabushi.
Hitsumabushi is thinly sliced grilled eel on rice, topped off with sauce. There are three ways to enjoy Hitsumabushi… More Infomation

Location
503 Godo-cho, Atsuta ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Opening Times
Lunch: 11:30 – 14:00
Dinner: 16:30 – 20:30
TEL
052-671-8686
Closed
Wednesdays (Open if Wednesday is a public holiday)

C: ATSUTA SHRINE

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Atsuta Shrine houses one of the “Three Sacred Imperial Treasures”, the sacred sword “Kusanagi-no-tsurugi”. Passed down from the gods to each emperor, the resting place of the sacred sword is affectionately known as “Atsuta-san” and draws in over 6.5 million guests each year… More Information

Location
1 – 1 – 1 Jingu, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi
Opening Times
Shrine: Open 24/7
Treasure Exhibition Hall: 9:00 – 16:30 (Entry until 16:00)
TEL
052-671-4151 (Japanese Only)
Closed
The shrine is open all year.
The Treasure Exhibition Hall is closed on the final Wednesday and following day of each month & from December 25 – 31

D: OSU SHOPPING DISTRICT

oosu
Atsuta Shrine houses one of the “Three Sacred Imperial Treasures”, the sacred sword “Kusanagi-no-tsurugi”. Passed down from the gods to each emperor, the resting place of the sacred sword is affectionately known as “Atsuta-san” and draws in over 6.5 million guests each year… More Infomation

Location
Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi

E: NAGOYA CASTLE

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Nagoya Castle was built in 1612 as a residence for Yoshinao Tokugawa, the son of Ieyasu Tokugawa. In 1959, reconstruction efforts were completed for the castle towers that were destroyed during the Second World War. With the iconic Golden Orcas atop, the castle houses… More Information

Location
1-1 Honmaru, Naka Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi
Opening Times
9:00 – 16:30 (Entry to the Castle Tower closes at 16:00)
TEL
052-231-1700 (Calls can be made in English)
Closed
December 29th – January 1st
Admission
Adults: 500 Yen

F: NAGASHIMA RESORT

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NAGASHIMA SPA LAND
With its massive roller coaster, gigantic wave pools and thrilling water slides, Nagashima Spa Land is one of the most exciting theme parks in Japan. Nagashima Spa Land is also located next to…  More Information
 
MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM
With over 240 stores, Mitsui Outlet Park Jazz Dream is one of Japan’s biggest outlet malls. At the mall you can find foreign luxury brands, kid’s fashion, leather products and many other products for discounts from 30% to 70% off. There are also many restaurants…  More Information

Location
NAGASHIMA SPA LAND
333 Urayasu, Nagashima-cho, Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture
MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM
368 Urayasu, Nagashima-cho, Kuwana City, Mie
Opening Times
NAGASHIMA SPA LAND
Sun and Public Holidays 9:00 – 18:00/Weekdays 9:30 – 17:00
MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM
10:00 – 20:00*
TEL
NAGASHIMA SPA LAND
0594-45-1111
MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM
0594-45-8700
Closed
NAGASHIMA SPA LAND
Irregular closing days due to maintenance.
MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM
Open all year round
Admission
NAGASHIMA SPA LAND
Adult (Junior high school and above) 1600 Yen
Child 1000 Yen
Infant (From 2 year old to elementary school) 500 Yen


G: WADAKIN

wadakin
Mie Prefecture’s Matsuzaka City has long been known to produce one of the most delicious beef in Japan, the Matsuzaka Beef. Wadakin, like many restaurants in Matsuzaka City, provides dishes using Matsuzaka Beef, but the other restaurants do not the have the same history and quality to Wadakin. Established in the early Meiji-era, Wadakin is one of the few restaurants that… More Information

Location
1878 Nakamachi, Matsuzaka City, Mie Prefecture
Opening Times
11:30~20:00
TEL
0598-21-1188
Closed
4th Tuesday of the month (Open if Tuesday is a public holiday)
Also closed on the first Tuesday of December, January 1st and 2nd and August 16th.

H: MIKIMOTO PEARL ISLAND

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Mikimoto Pearl Island is where Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in farming pearls, a world first, back in 1893. In 1951, the island was opened to the public and since then many visitors from Japan and around the world have visited Mikimoto Pearl Island. On the 23,000 m2 island, tourists can… More Information

Location
1-7-1 Toba, Toba City, Mie Prefecture
Opening Times
8:30 – 17:30 (Seasonal changes may apply)
TEL
0599-25-2028
Closed
3 days from the second Tuesday of December.
Admission
Adult 1500 Yen
Elementary and Junior High school students 750 Yen

I: TOBA AQUARIUM

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With over 1200 species, Toba Aquarium exhibits the most species of marine life in Japan. Within its 240 metre-long building, there are 12 different zones where you can enjoy the seal performance and… More Information

Location
3-3-6 Toba, Toba City, Mie Prefecture
Opening Times
9:00~17:00(7/20~8/31 8:30~17:30)
TEL
0599-25-2555
Closed
Open all year
Admission
Adult 2500 Yen
Elementary and Junior High school students 1250 Yen
Infant (3 and over) 630 Yen

J: ISE SHRINE

isezingu
Ise Shrine, also known as “Jingu”, is mainly separated into two areas of Naiku and Geku. Naiku is dedicated to Amaterasu-Omikami, the direct ancestor of the Emperors of Japan, and the goddess of Japanese people. In Geku, the gods of harvest and prosperity are enshrined. In total, there are 125 shrines in Jingu: 14 Betsugū, 43 Sessha, 24 Massha and 42… More Information

Location
Ise Shrine Naiku: 1 Ujitachi-cho, Ise City, Mie
Ise Shrine Geku: 279 Toyokawa-cho, Ise City, Mie
Opening Times