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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Shima Peninsula
Ago Bay
# 6   of 8 most visited
sights in Ise Shima

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Ago Bay (Agowan) is a scenic, island dotted bay with a rugged coastline, located at the southern tip of the Shima Peninsula.

The bay is famous for pearl cultivation with many oyster rafts floating in the water. The art of pearl cultivation was first mastered by Mikimoto Kokichi in 1893. Mikimoto was born and grew up on the Shima Peninsula, not far from Ago Bay.

One hour sightseeing boat cruises of Ago Bay are offered on two types of ships: large pirate ships, which make a round course in the deeper waters of the bay, and smaller, more agile boats, which also pass through the shallower parts of the bay and in between the small islands.

Transport hub and departure point of sightseeing boat cruises is Kashikojima, the largest island in Ago Bay. The boat piers and Kashikojima Station, the terminal station of the Kintetsu Railway Line, are all located within walking distance of each other on Kashikojima.

Oyster Rafts

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How to get there
Kashikojima Station is the final station of the Kintetsu Shima Line, providing convenient access to Ago Bay.

From Ise-shi Station the trip to Kashikojima takes 45 minutes and costs 1190 yen by limited express train or 70 minutes and 680 yen by local train. From Toba, it takes 30 minutes and costs 980 yen by limited express train or 40 minutes and 470 yen by local train.

Some direct limited express trains from Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto run all the way to Kashikojima Station.

How to get to and around the Shima Peninsula

Hours and Fees
Sightseeing Cruises
Hours:9:30 to 16:30 (until 15:30 during winter), departures every 30 minutes
Admission:1600 yen

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Hotels and Ryokan

Tours and Packages
Ise Shima Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Ise and surroundings.

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Website of the sightseeing ship operator.

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