Model courses | Example trip using Michikusa Pass 1 DAY
Course to visit must-see spots in Ise and Futami areas
- Visiting spots
Total fare: 1,520yen
A saving of 520yen with the Michikusa Pass 1 DAY
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- 1. JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station
- Walk 5 min.
- 2. The Ise Jingu Geku
The Ise Jingu Geku is dedicated to Toyouke-Omikami, a god who takes charge of meals for Amaterasu-Omikami and is worshiped as a guardian deity of clothing, food and housing and all industries.
Let's visit the Geku before the Naiku in accordance with a practice from ancient times, “When making a pilgrimage to the Ise Jingu, visit the Geku first and then visit the Naiku.”
- <Route 51, Geku-Naiku Loop Line, for Naiku-mae> or <Route 55, Geku-Naiku Loop Line, for Naiku-mae>
Take a bus at [Geku-mae] Platform No. 2 and get off at [Naiku-mae].
Ride time: approx. 20 min., fare: 430yen
- 3. The Ise Jingu Naiku
The Ise Jingu Naiku is dedicated to Amaterasu-Omikami, the god in the highest position in Japan who shines on the heaven and the people. Surrounded by the beautiful greenery, brace yourself up and gives thanks that you were able to visit the shrine and express your continuing gratitude to the god.
- Walk a short time from the Uji Bridge in the Ise Jingu Naiku.
- 4. Oharai-machi and Okage-Yokocho
(60 - 120 min.)
Buildings that used to be located in Ise during the Edo to Meiji periods (1603-1912) were reconstructed in the Oharai-machi and Okage-Yokocho area. This area is home to the main store of the Ise specialty Akafuku-mochi (sweet rice cake topped with a sweet bean paste), Ise noodles restaurants, tekone sushi restaurants and many other restaurants and souvenir shops. When visiting the Ise Jingu, come over to this area.
- <Ise - Futami - Toba Circular Bus "CAN Bus" for Futami and Toba>
Take a bus at [Naiku-mae] Platform No. 1 and get off at [Meotoiwa higashi-guchi].
Ride time: approx. 28 min., fare: 690yen
- 5. Meoto Iwa Rocks & Futami Okitama Shrine
Meoto Iwa Rocks have been known as a place to worship the rising sun since ancient times. Many people who pray for harmonious marriage and a good match visit here to see Meoto Iwa Rocks, which are two large and small rocks located side-by-side like a marred couple.
Futami Okitama Shrine, with cute frogs, messengers of the gods, located here and there on its precincts, is regarded as having divine favor in realizing marriage, harmonious marriage and traffic safety.
- Walk a short time.
- 6. Ise Sea Paradise
(60 - 90 min.)
Ise Sea Paradise is a hands-on aquarium where visitors can see up close, touch and feel sea animals. It offers a variety of attractions that both children and adults can enjoy, such as a giant walrus's walk, a high touch with a seal, a show by very athletic sea lions and a Steller's sea lion welcoming visitors. The fureai, or communication, menu in which visitors can have their photographs taken with animals is very popular.
- * An admission ticket discount coupon attached to the Michikusa Pass can be used.
<Ise - Futami - Toba Circular Bus "CAN Bus" for Futami and Toba>
Take a bus at [Meotoiwa higashi-guchi] and get off at [Toba Bus center].
Ride time: approx. 12 min., fare: 400yen
- 7. Toba Bus center
(JR/Kintetsu Toba Station)
- Walk up the stairs in the bus center.
- 8. JR/Kintetsu Toba Station
Necessary time: approx. 7 hr.
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