Tour course

Ise Jingu and the sea of Toba

The most recommended tour plan (Model course)
A two day plan to get the most out of Ise Jingu and the sea of Toba.

It is a course to experience the charm of ocean surrounded Toba city and Ise Jingu which holds the history of more than 3000 years.

Day 1
Visit Ise Jingu where is considered as Japanese spiritual home and worshipped with many people from all over the Japan. After the visit to Ise Jingu, head to Toba aqarium, the full-hight glazing coral reef diving zone offers the feeling of being in the bottom of the ocean and much more from Mikimoto Pearl Island that is known as the world's first successful pearl farming island.

Day 2
Tour the Toba Sea-folk Museum diaplayed more than 60,000 actual materials related to the ocean via scenic Pearl Rd. Then take lunch while listening to the story of Ama (woman divers) in thier hut before visiting Osatsu Ama Museum.

Departing location Ise Jingu,Naiku

The Shrine is dedicated to the tutelary deity (Amaterasu Omikami) of Japan, which is the ancestral god of imperial court. It's history is over 2000 years and is located in a clean, verdant area. It has carried on the ritual called "Shikinen Sengu" for more than 1300 years. This ritual is practiced every 20 years, and all architectural structures and votive objects are renewed at that time. The next ritual is in the year of 2013. This type of ritual cannot be found anywhere else in the world, and it's purpose is to bring in the freshness and youthfulness of the heaven to earth. Additionally, the Shrine practices about 1500 Shinto rituals annually praying for peace and prosperity in the world.

Hours: January and February 5:00 to 17:30
March and April 5:00 to 18:00
May through August 4:00 to 19:00
September and October 5:00 to 18:00
November and December 5:00 to 17:00
*Continually open from December 31 to January 5
Contact: Dept. of General Affairs, Jingu Administration Office (Jingu shicho)
Address: 1 Ujitachi-cho, Ise, Mie 516-0023, Japan
Tel: +81 596 24 1111(Japanese only) Fax: +81 596 27 0520 URL

Neighboring information
Okage Yokocho, Oharai Machi (street)

Every day crowds of people pour into these picture-perfect and authentically recreated streets that let one experience life from times past,while sampling a variety of tasty traditional foods and browsing trinkets at the many shops found along the way.
Contact: "Okage Yokocho General Information Center" Tel: 0596-23-8838
About 1min. walk from Ise Jingu (Naiku)

About 50 min. drive

Mikimoto Pearl Island

Mikimoto Pearl Island is known as the first successful pearl farming island founded by Kokichi Mikimoto. Today, it became a very popular sightseeing spot. The Pearl Museum and woman divers' demonstration/performance attracts many visitors from abroad.

For more information of Mikimoto Pearl Island, please visit:

Neighboring information
Kamome-no-sampomichi Promenade

About 1 min. walk from Mikimoto Pearl Island.

About 5 min. walk

Toba Aquarium

The full-height glazing coral reef diving zone offers the feeling of being in the bottom of the ocean, and computer graphic Jungle World represents the life in Amazon. Come and meet over 850 species of sea creatures, including dugongs and African manatees that are the models of the mermaid legend.

Hours ■9:00~17:00
■7/20~8/31 8:30~17:30
※Last entry is one hour prior to the closing time.
※We may change our closing time without notice.
Admission Fee: High school students and adults [2500yen] Juniour high school and elementary students [1250yen] Infants (Over 3 years old) [630yen]
Tel: +81 599 25 2555

Neighboring information
Toba Castle San-no-maru Plaza

A small park wth reconstructed stone walls where Toba castle is said to have been located.
Contact: Toba City Tourism Division
Tel: +81 599 25 1157
About 10 min. walk.

Differs by each hotels.

Each Accommodation facilities

Enjoy fresh seafood, views, and hot springs at your accommodation facility.

Accommondation information : Toba City Tourist Information Center
Tel: +81 599 25 2844
Hours : 9:00~17:30 (during summer vacation 9:00~18:00)

About 30 min. drive via Pearl Road

Toba Sea-folk Museum

Exhibition includes more than 60,000 archived material linking the historical relationship between "human-beings and ocean". The impressive museum architecture is a must-see!。

Hours: 9:00~17:30 (3/21~11/30)
8:30~17:30 (7/20~8/25)
9:00~16:30 (12/1~ 3/20)
※Last entry is 30 minutes prior to the closing time.
Closed: 6/26~6/30, 12/26~12/30
Admission fee: Adult 800yen Student(under 18 years old) 400yen, Group discount is available.

Neighboring information
Toba observatony Toba Lookout Point

Contact: Toba Lookout Point
3-3 Oodake Kuzakicho,Toba City
Tel: +81 599 33 6201
Fax: +81 599 33 6684
About 10 min. drive from Toba Sea-folk Museum

About 20 min. drive

Ama hut experience(Osatsu Kamado)

(Reservation Only)

Tea Break: 1hr. twice a day (10:00~15:00) Admission fee: 2000yen(per person) Minimun number of people: 4
Menu : Tea & Snack(Rice cake, shell fish, etc). ※spiny lobster and abalone are available with additional fee.
Lunch Time: 1hr. 30min. Minimun number of people: 4 Admission fee: 3500yen and above per person.
Menu: Fresh Seafood including turbo shells, clalm, various kinds of shell fishes, dried fish, and rice mixed with sea urchin, etc.
Spiny lobster (Oct.~Apr.)・Abalone(Mar.~Sep.) Prices may differ depending on menu and number of woman divers available.

Neighboring information
Shimmei Jinja Shrine (Ishigami-san)

Shimmei Jinja Shrine is the local tutelary deity. The enshrined goddess (Ishigami-san) is said to grant a wish of all female visitors who offer prayers. This legend has attracted many women and continues to do so to this day. Hours: 9:00~17:00
Contact: Osatsu Ama Museum
Tel: +81 599 33 7453
Location: About 10 min. walk from the Woman Diver Huts.

About 10 min. walk

Osatsu Ama Museum

A great number of woman divers reside in Osatsu (Southern Toba area). Exhibition focuses on the culture of woman divers through their lives and history in Osatsu.

Hours: 9:00~17:00
Closed: Year-end and new-year holidays
Admission fee: Free Tel: +81 599 33 7453