Ise-Shima region refers to areas in Mie prefectures which include the cities of Ise, Toba, Shima, and parts of the town of Minami-Ise. This region of Japan is popular not only to locals but also to foreigners. This was where the 42nd G7 summit was held last 2016. A 2-day visit was not enough to really appreciate its beauty but as what I always say, there’s always a reason to come back.
On the first day, we leave early in the morning from Kintetsu Nagoya bound to Kashikojima through a limited express train for 3,580JPY. We want to experience the Shimakaze Sightseeing Limited Express but it has only once a day to Kagoshima which is in the afternoon. Since our time was limited, we didn’t able to experience it. Maybe, next time.
After we left our luggage in the Kashikojima Park Hotel Michishio, is a hotel/ryokan that offers Japanese-style accommodation. We had one-night stay with a Japanese dinner and breakfast included for 19,600JPY. You can book in HERE and get a 1,800JPY discount.
Yokoyama Observatory Deck where you can see the panorama view of Ago bay.
Shima Mediterranean Village is a themed resort complex that is inspired by the streets of Spanish regions such as Castile and Andalusia.
Ama Hunt Experience where we ate our lunch where Ama women (pearl divers) grilled our seafood galore lunch.
Ise-Jingu (Naiku) is one of Japan’s most famous shrines dedicated to the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu and Oharai-machi is a long alley of shops where you can find souvenirs, foods to eat, and crafts to adore that is famous in Ise.
Watch out for my separate posts about our experiences. By the way, sorry for this long overdue post. This trip was a month ago already. But, anyway, see yah!