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Shima Peninsula 
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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 (304 votes)
Visited by: 632 users
 2  Oharaimachi
Traditional approach to the Inner Shrine.
User rating: 79/100 (64 votes)
Visited by: 149 users
 3  Mikimoto Pearl Island
Museum about pearls and pearl cultivation.
User rating: 72/100 (112 votes)
Visited by: 240 users
 4  Meoto Iwa
Two sacred rocks standing in the ocean.
User rating: 74/100 (148 votes)
Visited by: 315 users
 5  Toba Aquarium
Large aquarium in central Toba.
User rating: 72/100 (109 votes)
Visited by: 270 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: 64/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 71 users
 8  Spain Mura
Amusement park with a Spanish theme.
User rating: 61/100 (58 votes)
Visited by: 168 users
 

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

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User Rating (by 384 users):
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Best rated destinations (out of 162):
62.  Kusatsu Onsen   83/100
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64.  Shirakami Sanchi   82/100
65.  Matsushima   82/100
66.  Kirishima   82/100
67.  Ise Shima   82/100
68.  Hiraizumi   82/100
69.  Akiyoshidai   82/100
70.  Kagoshima   82/100
71.  Norikura   82/100
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25.  Beppu   1028
26.  Hakodate   1013
27.  Mount Fuji   1006
28.  Otaru   1005
29.  Kumamoto   996
30.  Ise Shima   981
31.  Okayama   980
32.  Matsumoto   895
33.  Kagoshima   856
34.  Izu Peninsula   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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