Learn, experience and have fun in and around a shrine
If you want to learn about Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, how about visiting Ise Jingu, the most prestigious Shinto shrine?
I, being a Buddhist priest's wife living in the same prefecture, will take you around Ise Jingu, and will try to give you a hint of what lies beneath the mindset of Japanese people.
Ise Jingu is also a place where you can have fun. . . ! After visiting the shrine, we will stroll around Oharai-machi where it is recommended for travelers who wants to venture out and try local delicacies!
The mode of transportation will be bus and walking, but we can also make use of a rental bicycle on a sunny day if it's available.
9:00 Meet at Iseshi Station, JR Side exit
- Visit Geku (Outer Shrine) by request
- Visit Jingu Museum to learn about Shinto and Ise Jingu Shrine*
- Take a bus from Geku to Naiku
- Visit Naiku (Inner Shrine)
- Have lunch and enjoy shopping at Oharai-machi
- Take bus from Naiku to the station (Uji-yamada, Iseshi, or Isuzugawa)
*Changed to Sengukan if the facility re-opens
Tour disbands at the station. I will help you get on the right train for you to get to your next destination!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Jingu Museum is closed on Thursdays and sometimes has irregular holidays; on these days I will take you to Shinwa no mori, where you'll get an idea of basic Japanese mythology, or we can skip this portion.
By bus and walking.
We can also use a rental bicycle service if you prefer, but this is subject to availability and the weather of the day, and some places along the route can be a bit hilly.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3000 JPY - Below : Estimate of local payments per person if we visit Sengukan museum
- Entrance fee to either Jingu Museum: 300yen
*500 yen if we are visiting Jingu Museum
- One day pass is 1200yen per adult, 600yen for kids
IC cards (SUICA, PASMO, etc)can also be used when riding the bus if you decide not to get the one day pass.
- Lunch: 1500JPY (depending on what you have)
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Kumi was the best guide ever! Especially for English-speaking travelers, her fluent English meant you could ask real questions and be understood. Her level of knowledge about the Grand Shinto Shrine and its environs meant you could get real answers. She was extremely thoughtful, making sure we had the tips and guidance to make our stay a good one even when we were not with her. On top of all that, she was delightful company. We recommend her highly.