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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai
Shima Peninsula 
# 29   of 175 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 (298 votes)
Visited by: 618 users
 2  Oharaimachi
Traditional approach to the Inner Shrine.
User rating: 79/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 146 users
 3  Mikimoto Pearl Island
Museum about pearls and pearl cultivation.
User rating: 72/100 (112 votes)
Visited by: 237 users
 4  Meoto Iwa
Two sacred rocks standing in the ocean.
User rating: 73/100 (146 votes)
Visited by: 311 users
 5  Toba Aquarium
Large aquarium in central Toba.
User rating: 72/100 (109 votes)
Visited by: 267 users
 6  Ago Bay
Island dotted bay, famous for pearl cultivation.
User rating: 70/100 (61 votes)
Visited by: 154 users
 7  Edo Wonderland
Theme park about the samurai era.
User rating: 63/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 68 users
 8  Spain Mura
Amusement park with a Spanish theme.
User rating: 61/100 (58 votes)
Visited by: 166 users
 

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

User Ratings
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User Rating (by 378 users):
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Best rated destinations (out of 160):
62.  Aso   83/100
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64.  Matsushima   82/100
65.  Akiyoshidai   82/100
66.  Hiraizumi   82/100
67.  Ise Shima   82/100
68.  Izu Oshima   82/100
69.  Izu Peninsula   82/100
70.  Shirakami Sanchi   82/100
71.  Kagoshima   81/100
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24.  Uji   1027
25.  Beppu   1006
26.  Hakodate   993
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28.  Kumamoto   970
29.  Ise Shima   960
30.  Okayama   959
31.  Mount Fuji   958
32.  Matsumoto   874
33.  Kagoshima   825

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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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