Duration: 4 hours
Start/End: Toba port/ Toba port
Highlights: Ise-jingu Shrine Complex, Okage Yokocho
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Depart from the port, your driver and guide will transfer you to the first place of your shore trip – Ise-Jingu Shrine Complex. Nowhere is more scared to the Japanese than Ise-Jingu Shrine’s Inner Shrine. Designated as a National Treasure by the Japanese government, the sacred site of over 125 shrines is surrounded by Japan cypress trees and centered around the main shrine of Naiku (Inner Shrine) and Geku (Outer Shrine).
You will enter Tori gate and visit each shrine by crossing the wooden Uji Bridge. Here you seem to step back in time as the grounds have a solemn and otherworldly atmosphere. Additionally, the breathtaking scenery of rivers and streams flowing throughout the sanctuary and each shrine will definitely spark your interest.
After paying your respects, a vast array of food, trinkets, craftwork and more awaits you in the traditional pilgrim’s district near the shrine, home to the atmospheric street known as Oharai Machi and Okage Yokocho Square. Nearly 1 km long, the street is lined by various traditional style building, housing shops, and restaurants. Halfway down Oharaimachi locates a small district recreating a townscape of past centuries called Okage Yokocho. Stroll along the bustling street, you also can sample local specialties, especially akafuku (“red happiness”), a Japanese sweet made of mochi rice paste and red bean paste. Don’t forget to buy pretty souvenirs for your beloveds at home. Chill out until your driver transfers you back to the port. Trip ends.