Street Spots in Mie Area

  • Okage Yokocho
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou
    This was opened in 1993, the year of the 61st Jingu Shikinensengu (rebuilding ceremony), and the name indicates words of gratitude to the shrine, which is also known as O-Ise-San. Located in the very midst of Oharai-machi at Ise Jingu Naiku’s Monzen-machi, this is a sightseeing spot with more than 60 shops where visitors can enjoy shopping and eating as they stroll around the area. The area’s atmosphere is perfect thanks to Iseji’s representative buildings from the Edo period to the Meiji period that have been reconstructed here. It is full of Ise’s charm with shops offering local sake to pair with Ise udon, the Ise confection of akafuku (anko-coated mochi), old-time candy stores and shops that assemble toys.
  • Oharai-machi
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujinakanokirichou
    This is an 800-meter stone-paved street that follows the Izusugawa River from Ise Jingu Naiku’s Ujibashi Bridge. Full of shops with the gables and hipped roofs of the tsumairi architectural style, the area is bustling with tourists. The flagship store selling Ise’s famous confection “akafuku” (anko-coated mochi) as well as many shops offering souvenirs are located here, and taking a stroll here after worshipping at the shrine is recommended. On this street visitors can find historical structures such as the Jingu Dojo and Saishu Shokusha, and enjoy an overall ambience that is very representative of O-Ise-San.
  • Bindama Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Shimashi Hamajimachouhamajima
    “Bindama” are glass floats which were once commonly used for fishing. This one kilometer long walkway along the seashore is lined with lovely glass floats. After sunset, the floats are lit up, and the path is illuminated by the gentle lights of the floats. Bindama Road is located near the Hamajima ryokan inn district, and at night many visitors come to walk the path carrying paper lanterns borrowed from the ryokan they are staying at.
  • Geku Sando
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Honmachi
    This is the approach that runs from JR and Kintetsu Ise City Station to Ise Jingu Shrine's Geku (outer sanctuary). From the days of old, it's been said that A visit to Ise starts with Geku. So, while the road is old, the torii shrine gate in front of the station was rebuilt in conjunction with the ceremonies for the 62nd reconstruction of the shrine, and as the gateway to the Ise pilgrimage, work on the street and facilities still continues. Geku Sando has a variety of stores ranging from old-fashioned restaurants and shops unique to Iseshima to stylish cafes and confectioners. There is also a baggage storage area in front of the station, so for a fee you can walk around with ease.
  • Former Tokaido
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    Mie Kameyama-shi Sekicho Nakamachi

    東海道の昔の姿を残す関宿です。町ぐるみの取り組みにより古い町並みの素晴らしい景色を見ることができます。

  • Izatu no Ura
    Travel / Tourism
    Shima, Mie Prefecture Isobe
  • Yume Kaido
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Shima-shi Hamajimacho Hamajima
  • Higashioiwake
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Kameyama-shi
  • Akindo Kura
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Ise-shi Kawasaki 2-25-32 Ise Kawasaki Akindo Nai
  • Wado no Michi
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Iga-shi Shimagahara
  • Nagasaka
    Travel / Tourism
    Mie Iga-shi Shimagahara

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Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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