• Ise Jingu Shrine
  • Sengu House
  • Mikimoto Pearl Island
  • Meoto Iwa (the wedded rocks)

Pearls have been cultivated here for centuries: Mikomoto Koukichi developed his famous pearl trademark, Mikimoto, in the nearby village of Toba. Here you can visit the commemorative pearl museum. You can also see women pearl divers (the Ama Divers) demonstrate how they have been collecting pearls using the same method from more than 2000 years.

Practical information:

  • Ise is very accessible and takes approximately 1.5 hours from Nagoya and just over 2 hours from Osaka


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