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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai
Shima Peninsula 
# 30   of 170 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 (290 votes)
Visited by: 597 users
 2  Oharaimachi
Traditional approach to the Inner Shrine.
User rating: 79/100 (61 votes)
Visited by: 138 users
 3  Mikimoto Pearl Island
Museum about pearls and pearl cultivation.
User rating: 72/100 (112 votes)
Visited by: 235 users
 4  Meoto Iwa
Two sacred rocks standing in the ocean.
User rating: 73/100 (140 votes)
Visited by: 301 users
 5  Toba Aquarium
Large aquarium in central Toba.
User rating: 71/100 (106 votes)
Visited by: 260 users
 6  Ago Bay
Island dotted bay, famous for pearl cultivation.
User rating: 70/100 (61 votes)
Visited by: 152 users
 7  Edo Wonderland
Theme park about the samurai era.
User rating: 63/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 67 users
 8  Spain Mura
Amusement park with a Spanish theme.
User rating: 61/100 (56 votes)
Visited by: 161 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 371 users):
82/100
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Best rated destinations (out of 160):
63.  Kusatsu Onsen   83/100
64.  Akiyoshidai   82/100
65.  Iya Valley   82/100
66.  Matsushima   82/100
67.  Hiraizumi   82/100
68.  Ise Shima   82/100
69.  Shirakami Sanchi   82/100
70.  Izu Peninsula   82/100
71.  Bitchu-Takahashi   81/100
72.  Matsue   81/100
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25.  Beppu   977
26.  Hakodate   967
27.  Otaru   955
28.  Kumamoto   937
29.  Okayama   935
30.  Ise Shima   931
31.  Mount Fuji   910
32.  Matsumoto   859
33.  Kagoshima   806
34.  Izu Peninsula   791

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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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