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

by Richard
(10) Reviews
5:30h $ 198 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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198.00 USD

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra per hour for guide.
$ 13.50


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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  • 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.

What happens after I book a tour?

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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 on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 10 )
Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ 3 Days Touring, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima ”

Richard was fantastic! We originally booked Richard for a full day tour of Osaka and Kyoto, and the tours were so good, we decided to arrange a 3rd day at Hiroshima with Richard, luckily he was available. I was traveling with my husband, and 2 children ages 11, and 12, plus friends of ours and their 2 children, ages 8 and 10. It was important for us that the guide was flexible and child friendly, Richard was both, he made sure that we were doing things that the children would enjoy, while also making sure the adults were happy. The temperature was so hot during our tours, Richard made sure to make frequent stops for water, and also bathroom breaks for the kids!!! We never felt pressured to keep to the schedule, and he never rushed us at any point. Richard was very knowledgeable of the history of the sites we visited, you could tell he has a strong love for the country. It was nice to ask a general question about the country/history/culture and get an answer. Richard also went above and beyond, and helped us purchase train tickets to our next destination, he even called the hotel to arrange transportation for us from the train to our next hotel. He was always happy to assist! My kids had a great time, and even said the restaurants that Richard picked were so yummy! Next time we visit Japan we will definitely see if Richard is available, he really made our trip enjoyable!


You guys were awesome. I am so happy you had a great time and I usually do not rush people because I can't even rush myself most of the time! LOL I am happy the kids had a great time also. Please let me know whatever I can do for you in the future! Kind Regards, Richard

Wesley Wesley United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Richard Is the ONE! ”

We had a short trip to Kyoto and booked Richard for a short six hours. Richard was beyond exceptional. He made impeccable arrangements and showed us sights that we would have never seen. Our only regret was the trip was too short. Richard is perfect in almost every way. Native English speaker is also a plus for some. Kind soul.

Barbara Barbara Japan ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Understanding Japanese culture ”

Richard went above and beyond the description provided for this tour! We came to Japan thinking we’d be able to understand the culture once we got here and visited the sites. However, we discovered that informative English plaques were limited and tour guides non-existent. I wasn’t satisfied with just taking pictures and moving on. I wanted to understand the history and significance of all these monstrous size gates, temples, shrines and paragoda’s throughout the city and how they related with each other. Richard not only explained that, but showed us why people rang the large bells, bowed, and how to use the fountains near them properly. He has lived most of his life in Japan, but was born in the USA and understands western culture so can relate the things of Japan in terms that made sense to my family. He’s easy to talk with, entertaining, patient with questions, and highly knowledgeable about both the sites and the Japanese culture. The price on the website is a group rate, you pay for your own meals and entrance fees. The website price is for Richard’s knowledge, experience and local contacts for smooth navigation and transition into your stay here. We found this quite affordable and totally worth it! Highly recommend that you do this your first day of vacation, it’ll make the rest of your visit go more smoothly! Unfortunately, for us, we decided to do this after nearly a week in Japan. So we took his tour the last day of our trip! Richard was great in responding to our email questions in a timely manner so everything went smoothly despite our late notice. (Fortunately for us he was available due to returning from his own vacation a bit early.) He even helped us navigate the confusing Japanese subway/train station, store our luggage and catch the right train to the airport so we wouldn’t miss our flight. He really went above and beyond to help us, which relieved a lot of stress and helped us enjoy the tour more knowing we were in good hands!

Assen Assen United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Best guide we have ever had! ”

Richard was hands down the best guide we have ever had when traveling. We had only a day and a half in Osaka and wanted to see everything possible in a day. Richard created a great itinerary that included going to Koyoto and Nara for the entire day to see the main temples and shrines. He was so knowledgeable about the history of Japan and answered any questions we had. We learned so much in a matter of 13 hours that it was truly a great tour. Not only did he take us to temples and shrines, he took us to a really neat Tea ceremony. Overall, this was a great day with an incredible guide and now friend.


Thank you so much for all of your kind words. I was only jealous that you were giving more time to Thailand and you were to Japan Ha ha ha LOL please come back to Japan soon and spend more time so I can take you and your beautiful family to some precious places that you wouldn’t forget

Sandra Sandra United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Fantastic Guide! ”

Richard's love of Japan and his knowledge of its culture & history make him an excellent choice as a guide. As Richard can see things from a 'local' perspective and a non-Japanese perspective, he really knows what will be interesting to visitors. Highly recommended!


Well Sandra thank you very very much and I hope to hear from you again in the future.Can’t wait to see your finished house!

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