The tour includes Ise Shrines, Oharaimachi Street and Mikimoto Pearl Island. Ise Shrine is a mecca of Japanese Shinto. Ise Shrines are the highest ranked shrine in 80,000 jinja in Japan. After the Jingu, lively cries as well as savory smell will entice you into Oharaimachi town. In Mikimoto Pearl Island, you shall learn history and technic of cultured pearls with Ama Diving show.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Tetsuya.
Ise Jingu and its vicinity contain a mixture of calm and lively energy. Walking through rich nature of forest in Ise shrine shall remove any stress from you. You shall be refreshed after pray. After the Jingu, lively cries as well as savory smell from each shop will entice you into Oharaimachi and Okageyokocho Streets. The tourist will stroll in the streets to have lunch, eat sweets or drink sake. If time is appropriate, you may hear sound of Japanese drums which may vibrate your belly. In the Mikimoto Pearl Island, the tourist shall learn history and technic of culturing pearls. Also, the tourist shall watch Ama - diving fish-woman - diving show. Three fishwoman dive in the sea and collect fish and clams under the sea.read more
Guide fee only
All transportation fee between the sites (you and guide), e.g., 1300 yen for total ,departing from Toba station
The guide transportation cost between the guide's residence and the meeting point (e.g., 2900 yen/person for round trip in case of Toba station as the meeting point)
Admission: 1650 yen (Mikimoto Pearl Island)
One Way Train ticket to Toba Station (Kintetsu Line) :
From Nagoya: 3090 yen (Limited Express)
From Ugata: 440 yen (Normal Train)
From Nanba, Osaka: 3720 yen(Limited Express)
From Kyoto: 3660 yen(Limited Express)
I would be delighted to hear your request for meeting point, and then, I will let you know how much transportation cost will be and what is ideal meeting time.
Since this tour includes certain amount of walking on pebbles and ground, it is recommended that the visitor wear casual or walking shoes.
In addition, the tour shall be carried out using public transportation such as bus and train. So, the guide recommends a tourist gets discount ticket "Mawaryanse" if the tourist plans to come from Nagoya, Kyoto or Osaka. For instance, if you plan to join this tour on the way from Nagoya to Kyoto or Osaka, or vice a versa, purchasing "Mawaryanse" ticket is the most economical way. This ticket is issued by Kintetsu Railway company. The amount 11,300 yen/person (including handling charge) shall enable the tourist to travel by a limited express train with reserved seats, city bus, and allow the tourist to enjoy free entry of major visiting sites. Unfortunately, this ticket is not sold outside Japan. So, please ask me about it so that I can arrange the ticket after acknowledging you payment. read more
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We booked Tetsuya for a full day trip around Ise and Toba .He recommended cheap 4 day train/bus/attractions pass and purchased them on our behalf and then got train tickets and reserved seats for us as it was not available on internet from Australia. His English is very good and his written communications are excellent. He was always happy to answer any questions and offered itinerary suggestions and a timetable for the day. We were amazed at the time & effort Tetsuya put in to providing us with a memorable day. He is very knowledgeable on all sites we visited and looks much younger than his profile photo suggests.😊 We recommend him unreservedly for any guide services you may be considering.
Dear Andrew-san and Judy-san, Thank you very much for your comments. I am quite delighted to have had the opportunity to meet and show the both of you around Ise and Toba. As you suggested, I am hoping that I can travel to Australia someday. For now, I am preparing to make new tour. That will include the words " samurai", "tea ceremony" and "Japanese garden". If you have chance to come to Japan in the next big holidays, please try to experience it. Thank you again for selecting my tour, and I hope that you will enjoy rest of your trip. Bon voyage !