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The Shima Peninsula (u, Shima Hantō) 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. The area is also popularly referred to as Ise Shima.

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Outer Shrine

The other of the two main Ise Shrines.

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Oharaimachi

Traditional approach to the Inner Shrine.

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Hinjitsukan

Former guesthouse used by high-ranked pilgrims.

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Meoto Iwa

Two sacred rocks standing in the ocean.

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Ago Bay

Island dotted bay, famous for pearl cultivation.

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Spain Mura

Amusement park with a Spanish theme.

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All rooms command the magnificent ocean view. 20min to Ise Jingu Shrine. Shuttle bus to/from JR Toba Station. Private beach and outdoor baths. Wi-Fi in lobby.

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A hilltop hotel commanding ocean views with private onsen baths. Enjoy sunrise and bird feeding. Free transfer from Kintetsu and JR Toba Station. Free Wi-Fi.

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Kairakuen

An onsen ryokan by calm sea water. Chartered private open-air bath available. Enjoy fishing from guestroom. 7min walk from Toba Station. 1.3km to Mikimoto Pearl Island.

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