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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai
Shima Peninsula 
# 30   of 178 destinations
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The Shima Peninsula is home to Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines, the Ise Shrines, and is a popular leisure resort area among the urban population of Nagoya and Osaka. Attractions besides the Ise Shrines include several theme parks and pearl cultivation along the peninsula's rugged coast.

The peninsula has been designated as Ise-Shima National Park for its natural beauty and cultural importance. It is located in southern Mie Prefecture, and consists of the cities of Ise, Toba and Shima and the town of Minami-Ise.

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Attractions
 1  Ise Shrines
Japan's most sacred shrines.
User rating: 89/100 (309 votes)
Visited by: 642 users
 2  Oharaimachi
Traditional approach to the Inner Shrine.
User rating: 79/100 (65 votes)
Visited by: 152 users
 3  Mikimoto Pearl Island
Museum about pearls and pearl cultivation.
User rating: 71/100 (114 votes)
Visited by: 243 users
 4  Meoto Iwa
Two sacred rocks standing in the ocean.
User rating: 73/100 (150 votes)
Visited by: 319 users
 5  Toba Aquarium
Large aquarium in central Toba.
User rating: 72/100 (110 votes)
Visited by: 273 users
 6  Ago Bay
Island dotted bay, famous for pearl cultivation.
User rating: 70/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 156 users
 7  Edo Wonderland
Theme park about the samurai era.
User rating: 64/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 72 users
 8  Spain Mura
Amusement park with a Spanish theme.
User rating: 61/100 (59 votes)
Visited by: 170 users
 

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

User Ratings
Ratings for Ise Shima:
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User Rating (by 387 users):
82/100
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Best rated destinations (out of 164):
65.  Aso   83/100
66.  Matsushima   82/100
67.  Hiraizumi   82/100
68.  Kirishima   82/100
69.  Tomonoura   82/100
70.  Ise Shima   82/100
71.  Norikura   82/100
72.  Akiyoshidai   81/100
73.  Kagoshima   81/100
74.  Izu Peninsula   81/100
Most visited destinations (out of 178):
25.  Beppu   1042
26.  Mount Fuji   1029
27.  Hakodate   1028
28.  Otaru   1023
29.  Kumamoto   1016
30.  Ise Shima   1000
31.  Okayama   999
32.  Matsumoto   915
33.  Kagoshima   873
34.  Izu Peninsula   838

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English Links
Shima City
Official English website.

Japanese Links
Ise City
Official website.
Toba City
Official website.
Shima City
Official website.

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