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Exploring Ise, Mie

(13) Reviews
8h $ 326 Price up to 20 people


  • Mikimoto Pearl Island
  • Ise-Jingu Shrine (Inner Shrine)
  • Okage Yokocho (Side Street)

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325.50 USD

Price up to 20 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Mie is known as a place blessed with the bounties of its mountains and the sea. Rich in nature, history, culture and modern amusement. Ise-Jingu Shrine is an extensive complex of the most sacred shrines in Japan You can see how Mikimoto Kokichi, King of Pearls, succeeded in pearl culturing at Mikimoto Pearl Island.

What to Expect

Mikimoto Kokichi is known as the King of Pearls. He was the first person ever to successfully culture pearls, which he did at Mikimonoto Pearl Island. You can see women dive to catch pearl oysters, various pearl arts, materials of pearl culturing and history of pearl culturing.

Naiku (inner shrine), Ise-Jingu shrine is consisting as many as 125 shrines in deep forest. dedicated to the Shinto Sun Goddess, Amaterasu Omikami (Great honorable deity who enlightens the heavens). So sacred shrine in Japan, the reigning Emperor and prime minister also make a visit to Ise-Jingu shrine every year (the first shrine visit of the New Year).

Okage-Yokocho opened in 1993 on the way to main approach to Naiku, the same year as the sixty-first Shikinen Sengu, an Ise Jingu ritual held every 20 years to remake all of places from scratch. The work Okage menas thankfulness and Yokocho means side street. It has a beautiful array of architecture dating from the Edo and Meiji periods creating a delightful and historical atmosphere. You can enjoy visiting specialty food shops, arts and craft shops and enjoy cultural experiences.

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  • Mikimoto Pearl Island
  • Ise-Jingu Shrine (Inner Shrine)
  • Okage Yokocho (Side Street)


Any day or time is available, inclusively long tours extended to more than 10 days across Japan, but please reconfirm guide's availability at time of booking

Be quiet and respectful in Shrines
Remove hats and sunglasses in front of main sanctuary in Shrines
Not to touch old buildings, old remains and objects
Not to take pictures where prohibited in Shrines

What‘s included
*Guide fee, hotel pick-up fee in Kansai district (Kansai = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)
*Travel expense as required for the guide to travel with customers by means of public transportation such as train, subway, bus.
Travel expenses for the guide included herein are limited within Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto)
*Meals , drinks or the like for the guide during the tour
*Any tax or the like as might be incurred by the guide in Japan
What‘s not included
Not included:
*Return train ticket from Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto) to Toba, Mie for the guide
*Fees to cruise river or sea or the like for the guide
*Admission tickets as incurred at Mikimoto Pearl Island for the guide
Depart From
At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 20 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 13 )
Malcolm Malcolm United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Day trip from Kobe to Kyoto ”

What a well dressed and polite guide. His knowledge was immense and patience was extraordinary. We were sorry we did not have more time with him. His photographic input made our day more memorable. The use of train, underground and taxi transport made our ability to see more essential sites.. His lunchtime dining location was excellent in a peaceful historic building. Full marks to him in creating a great experience.


Malcolm Glad to learn your safe return home. Thank you for your quick stopover and please stay couples of nights in Kyoto next time. Also thanks for reminding me of memories of your beautiful national trust properties, also Cotswolds and Lake Districts. Thanks Masahisa

James James New Zealand ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Extremely professional and generous with his time ”

We enjoyed the tour with Masahisa. He is very knowledgable and professional. His English is excellent.


James Glad to hear from you again. Thank you for your visit and believe you returned home safely with great family memories here. Thanks Masahisa

Romain Romain United Kingdom ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Wonderful time in Nara with Mike ”

We had a pleasant and enjoyable time discovering Nara with Masahisa. We had a great experience and his teaching about the culture, religion and site itself was perfect. We hope we will have an opportunity to come back again. All the best, Aurore & Romain.


Romain Thanks again for your visit all the way from beautiful city, even though deeply pained to hear of the fire damage suffered by your Nortre Dame. Happy to attend a beautiful happy couple and yes, please visit us again. Wish you all safe return home with great memories here. Thanks Masahisa

Marietta Marietta United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Great Tour of Kyoto ”

Thank you Masahisa for imparting your knowledge to us about Kyoto and Japanese culture. Our tour was indeed an informative one. I have read about Kyoto how beautiful it is as a city with rich history. But, I appreciate the city better after a tour with Madahisa. Masahisa is very patient. He did not rush us as we took pictures. I highly recommend him as a tour guide.


Marietta Glad to learn your safe return home, hopefully with pleasant memories here. Look forward to meeting you all sometime again. Thanks Masahisa

Mary Mary United States ( Friends )
3 months ago

“ Best Tour Guide in Kyoto ”

We had an excellent private tour with ‘Mike.’ A retired global businessman, Mike speaks English fluently. More importantly, he added historical, cultural and religious context for us as we toured Shrines, temples and various neighborhoods throughout Kyoto. He explained the significance of structures, gardens, guardian statues, the training of geishas along with an infinite number of other things needed to truly appreciate what we were seeing. He brought us to a quiet residential neighborhood so we could experience the city as it is for residents and walked us through several markets. At the end of our tour he even recommended a great shopping venue for artisan Japanese crafts. Hire this guide if you can!


Mary Wish you continue pleasant journey in Kyoto and thank you again for your visit to Japan all the way, also safe return home with happy memories here. Thanks Masahisa

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