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Exploring Ise, Mie

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8h $ 329 Price up to 20 people

Highlights

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

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Overview

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 drive 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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Organized by Masahisa

Licensed Guide
(2) Reviews

Highlights

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

Important

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
Included:
*Guide fee, hotel pick-up fee in Kansai district (Kansai = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)
*Travel expense as required to travel with customers by means of public transportation such as train, subway, bus. Travel expenses
included 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
*Fees to cruise river or sea or the like.
*Admission tickets as incurred at Mikimoto Pearl Island.
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)
Duration
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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Masahisa


Licensed Guide

(2) Reviews

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Response Time 8 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Lived in Chicago (5 years), Toronto (1 year), Singapore (2 years), Indonesia (4 years) and Birmingham, UK (11 years) to constract business platform, now retired after 40
years employment in Japan. Dynamic tour guide who develops many different ways along with rich experience overseas to entertain large or small tour groups. Enjoys the interaction with tour groups, very strong group presentation and communication skills, finds each guest question as an opportunity to learn anything new. Constantly learning information about each tour spot to enhance tours.


Reviews ( 2 )

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Lynn

“ Nara Visit ”

Mike was a very good tour guide. He had a lot of information to share with us about Nara. He was very pleasant to spend the day with.Nara Park had hundreds of deer walking around and that was very interesting to see them going up to people who would then feed them. There was a lot of walking on our tour but we did not want to miss anything of interest. Mike controlled our pace and made the trip very interesting.

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Patricia

“ Very professional and goes beyond what is expected ”

From the day I booked Masahisa (Mike) he has been emailing me about the itinerary and helping me with restaurant choices, even our transportation to Koyasan. He has given me so much information that I feel I have underpaid him! Although I only booked him for 8 hours, he stayed with us until 7pm and brought us back to out hotel. He was very professional and I will not hesitate to book him again for my future tours.

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