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Ise Jingu Day Trip (Most Sacred Shrine in all of Japan)

by Richard
(21) Reviews
5:30h $ 267 per person


  • The Outer Shrine of Ise Jingu (1.5 hr walk through)
  • Various Shrines inside the Outer Shrine area
  • The Inner Shrine (1.5 hr walk through)
  • Various Shrines inside the Inner Shrine
  • Oharaedori (An amazing town where you will get lost in the energy and shops, but we will find you again.
  • Oysters, Beer and Sake Tasting (In Oharaemachi)
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267.00 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra per hour for guide.
$ 13.35


I do not care what Shrine you visit, Ise Jingu has over a 2,000 year history and is the most SACRED site in all of Japan! Outside of going to Omiwa, where Japan's three treasures were originally enshrined (and I do that tour also), this is the most sacred and important Shrine in all of Japan!!!!!

What to Expect

Be ready to walk, we will visit both the Inner and Outer Shrines that are about 10 minutes apart by taxi. Various other Shrines we will also see. Major Vendor area with an amazing street full of interesting things to see and eat. (I will treat on the food and beverage)

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Richard Local Guide
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  • The Outer Shrine of Ise Jingu (1.5 hr walk through)
  • Various Shrines inside the Outer Shrine area
  • The Inner Shrine (1.5 hr walk through)
  • Various Shrines inside the Inner Shrine
  • Oharaedori (An amazing town where you will get lost in the energy and shops, but we will find you again.
  • Oysters, Beer and Sake Tasting (In Oharaemachi)


If you do not see the tour you are looking for or want to add or subtract something, let me know what you want to do and where you want to go and I will ensure I put together an itinerary that fits your needs and blows your mind. Welcome!!!

Most sacred sight (Shrine) in all of Japan, 2,000 year history. Great food (famous for Oysters and Matsukata Beef (way better than One)) and sake.

What‘s included
Guide fees only
What‘s not included
Shrine entrance fees, lunch, sake tasting, food tasting, transportation from the station, between points, and back to the station, steak time if you want, for you and GUIDE. Expect to pay approx. ¥9,200 per person for Lunch, Sake Tasting, Local Craft Beer Tasting, Oysters and Transportation Fees. Your GROUP will share the costs for the GUIDE.
Meeting Point
At Ise-Shi Train Station (I will take care of all of the trans after that)
Ending Point
At Ise-Shi Train Station
5:30 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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.

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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 ( 21 )
Rick Rick United States ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ Excellent knowledge of the real local scene ”

Richard is very knowledgeable on Japanese history, mythology and eastern religions and the temple and shrine visits were great. But more important for me was his knowledge of food & sake and many great places where the locals go to eat and drink. We hit quite a few of them in one night. Highly recommended.


We did hit a few didn't we Rick? Damn good singer too! I an glad the typhoon didn't stop us from having fun!

Jon Jon United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ The most amazing day in Kyoto ”

Our day in Kyoto with Richard Hawkins was the absolute highlight of our whole trip. On our own we started our Japanese adventure with three days in Tokyo followed by a 16 day cruise around the three large islands. We caught the bullet train to Hiroshima for two days. We returned to Kyoto to meet up with Richard Hawkins as our guide around the Kyoto area. We had Richard hire a car to take us to more attractions in our limited time. He hit all the highlights we wanted to see in the morning and Richard arranged a lunch in a private home of a samurai ancestor. It was a four course meal of Japanese dishes with barley tea and home made plum sake. We visited Nijojo Castle and Fushimi Inari Shrine in the afternoon. Later he arranged a private Japanese tea ceremony in a 350 year ol... read more


I deeply appreciate your review and you entrusting me to take care of you on your trip to Kyoto. I am so happy you got to have a more 'local' experience and that your appreciation of it is high. Anything that I can ever do for you in the future, please do not hesitate to let me know and we can go more extreme local style next time you come. You said I was fun to be around but you guys were the jokesters! Loved every minute of it!!!

Wes Wes United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Snow monkeys and sake! ”

I highly recommend using Richard as your tour guide for the Kyoto/Osaka area. He speaks fluent Japanese, and has a deep knowledge and appreciation of the Japanese people and customs. We fed snow monkeys, visited temples and shrines, ate at fish markets, learned about sake, and had a truly memorable bar crawl in Osaka. Richard seeks out unique experiences for his clients and was able to customize an itinerary for us. Communication was great. Richard has clearly done his homework on the sights, and was even able to reschedule things when it started raining. We had a wonderful time with Richard for three days. We never would have seen most of the places he took us to, and the days we were with him were the highlight of our trip to Japan!


Thank you so much Wes for the days you let me guide you. It was a lot of fun and I just want to say I am amazed at how much you guys can drink!!! LOL I hope to visit your neck of the woods one day and have one of your beers!! Say hi to the gang for me! Kind regards, Richard

Greg Greg United States
2 weeks ago

“ Great tasting sake and in-depth knowledge! ”

We booked the night sake tasting tour in Osaka with Richard and so glad we did. Beyond the bars (hidden gems where the locals prefer to go), he shared his knowledge about the customs, history of Japan, and even recommendations for maximizing our upcoming trip to Kyoto. It felt like getting the value of several tours at once! If you're thinking about it, just do yourself a favor and book the tour with Richard!


Thank you Greg, it was fun hanging out with you guys and thank you so much for going with me! Please come back again, there are still so many bars to go to! LOL

Stephan Stephan Mexico ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ Odaigahara ”

Richard is a great guide


Thanks Stephan, sorry about the rain closing the National Park but it was a beautiful Road Trip wasn't it! Hope the rest of your vacation goes well!

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