Getting to Ise Shima

By Kintetsu Railway
  • 80-100 min
  • ¥1,740 - 3,080

Direct Kintetsu limited express trains (tokkyu) connect Nagoya and Ise (Iseshi or Ujiyamada Station) in 80 minutes. The one way fare is 3080 yen. All seats are reserved. Many trains continue to Toba and Kashikojima. By slower express trains (kyuko), the trip takes about 100 minutes, but costs only 1740 yen. There is one direct connection per hour, and several more connections which require one transfer of trains at Ise-Nakagawa Station. All seats are non-reserved.

By Japan Railways (JR)
  • 90 min
  • ¥2,040
Covered by: Japan Rail Pass(520 yen supplement required)

Direct "Mie" rapid trains (kaisoku) require roughly 90 minutes for the journey between Nagoya and Ise (Iseshi Station). The one way trip costs 2040 yen. There is about one train per hour. Most trains continue to Toba. Note to Japan Rail Pass holders: Because the "Mie" rapid train partially uses non-JR tracks, pass holders have to pay a supplemental fee of 520 yen (one way) on board of the train.

Above fees and schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check current yen exchange rates.

Getting around

Most attractions on the Shima Peninsula are easily accessible by train, i.e. the JR Sangu Line which connects Ise with Toba, and the Kintetsu Shima Line which also runs from Ise to Toba and then continues to Kashikojima at Ago Bay. Nevertheless, a rental car can be even more convenient for exploring the peninsula.

Ise City

Ise has two main railway stations: Iseshi Station is served by both Japan Railways (JR) and Kintetsu Railway, while nearby Ujiyamada Station is only served by Kintetsu Railway and the more convenient station if you arrive and/or depart by Kintetsu.

Ise's Outer Shrine is located in the city center, a 5-10 minute walk from either Iseshi or Ujiyamada Station. In contrast, the Inner Shrine stands several kilometers outside of the city center and can be reached in a 10-15 minute bus ride from the stations and the Outer Shrine.

The CAN Bus is a bus for tourists which connects Ise's railway stations with most of the city's main attractions (including the Ise Shrines, Edo Wonderland and the Meoto Iwa Rocks) and Toba once or twice per hour. A pass for unlimited use of the CAN bus and other local buses in the the Ise and Toba area, called Michikusa Pass, is available for 1200 yen for one day or 1800 yen for two days.

Toba City

Toba can be reached in 15 minutes from Ise by JR or Kintetsu trains (240 yen and 390 yen respectively). Both railway companies use Toba Station in the city center. Toba's main attractions, the Mikimoto Pearl Island and Toba Aquarium, stand close to each other along the waterfront of Toba Bay, a 5-10 minute walk from Toba Station.

Shima City

The Kintetsu Shima Line continues to run from Toba southwards to Shima City where it terminates at Kashikojima Station at the shores of Ago Bay. The one way trip from Toba takes 30 to 45 minutes and costs 1080 or 560 yen, depending on whether you ride a limited express or local train. There are multiple connections per hour.

Hotels around Ise Shima

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    • Ise Chitose
      Budget-friendly
      Ise Chitose, a property with a garden, is situated in Ise, less than 1 km from Oharai-machi, a 5-minute walk from Sarutahiko Shrine, as well as 2.5 km from Ise-Shima Nat'l Park. The air-conditioned accommodation is 2.5 km from Ise Grand Shrine, and guests can benefit from on-site private parking and complimentary WiFi. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. At the guest house, each unit is fitted with a shared bathroom. Ise Shrine Geku is 3.1 km from the guest house, while Sun Arena is 7.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 142 km from Ise Chitose.
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    • Guesthouse Ise Futami
      Budget-friendly
      Guesthouse Ise Futami, a property with a shared lounge, is located in Ise, 8.6 km from Ise Grand Shrine, 8.2 km from Oharai-machi, as well as 1.9 km from Futamiokitama Shrine. This guest house provides free private parking, a shared kitchen and free WiFi. The accommodation offers luggage storage space, a housekeeping service and organising tours for guests. Some units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, washing machine and a kettle, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. In some units there is a dressing room for guests to change in. The area is popular for cycling and fishing, and bike hire is available at this 1-star guest house. Sun Arena is 2.5 km from the guest house, while Ise Azuchi-Momoyama Culture Village is 2.7 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 149 km from Guesthouse Ise Futami.
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    • Hoshidekan
      Budget-friendly
      Located 500 metres from Kintetsu Iseshi Train Station, Hoshidekan Ryokan (a member of the Japanese Inn Group) is a wooden building that was built in the 1920's and provides Japanese-style rooms with free WiFi, an LCD TV and traditional futon bedding. It has shared bath and a courtyard garden. Rooms at Hoshidekan have paper screens, a tatami (woven-straw) floor and a low wooden table. An air conditioner, slippers and green tea are provided. Bathrooms, toilets and washroom are shared. The Geku Ise Shrine is a 18-minute walk from the hotel. On-site parking is free and requires a reservation. The hotel has baths that can be reserved for private use, and a free-use internet station is provided at the lobby. A coin launderette is available. Guests staying with a meal plan will be served Japanese breakfast in the dining room.
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    • Ise Guest House Sora
      Budget-friendly
      5.2 km from Ise Grand Shrine, Ise Guest House Sora is a recently renovated property set in Ise and offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. It is located 4.1 km from Oharai-machi and features luggage storage space. Parking on-site is available and the guest house also provides free use of bicycles for guests who want to explore the surrounding area. All units at the guest house come with a seating area. The units are equipped with a safety deposit box and certain rooms here will provide you with river views. The units feature a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. There is a coffee shop on-site. Ise Shrine Geku is 1.5 km from the guest house, while Sarutahiko Shrine is 4 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 143 km from Ise Guest House Sora.
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    • Hinode Ryokan
      Mid-range
      Conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Iseshi Train Station, Hinode Ryokan is Japanese-style accommodation with a historic charm. Ise-jingu Shrinefs Geku (outer shrine) is a 5-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Ise-jingu Shrinefs Naiku (inner shrine) is a 20-minute bus ride away. Futami Sea Paradise Aquarium can be reached within a 25-minute walk. Fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding, each room comes with facilities like a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. Guests can unwind at a seating area with a low table and cushions. Bathroom and toilets are shared with other guests. Ryokan Hinode offers bicycle rental services on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can enjoy playing table tennis on site, and drinks vending machines are available. Traditional Japanese set meal can be served for breakfast in the privacy of the guestroom. There are many restaurants around the property, as well.
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    • Ise Guest House Kazami
      Budget-friendly
      Newly built in November 2018 as a dodecagon-shaped building, featuring an indoor garden at the atrium, Ise Guest House Kazami offers dormitory and private rooms. Guests can cook their own meals at the shared kitchen and use free WiFi in the entire building. All rooms feature air conditioning and heating facilities. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Towels are available for an extra cost. The free-use kitchen provides a microwave, a fridge and an electric kettle. A small library is available for guests to spend their time in. A coin-launderette is on site as well. Kazami Guest House Ise is only a 2-minute walk from JR Iseshi Train Station, 5-minute walk from Ise Shrine and a 10-minute drive from Yamatohime no Miya Shrine. Meoto Iwa Wedded Rocks are a 30-minute train ride away. Free coffee and tea are available, while bread can be purchased on site.
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    • Taikoji Shukubo Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      Taikoji Shukubo Hostel is situated in Ise, 8 km from Ise Grand Shrine. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are air conditioned and bathroom facilities are shared. Taikoji Shukubo Hostel features free WiFi throughout the property. There is a shared lounge at the property. Instant noodles and instant Japanese curry is available for purchase on site. There is a microwave and an electric kettle in the dining room at Taikoji Shukubo Hostel. Oharai-machi is 8 km from Taikoji Shukubo Hostel, while Ise Sea Paradise is 300 metres away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 39 km from the property. Taikoji Shukubo Hostel is located on a mountain and is accessible via 100 steps from the parking lot.
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    • Weekly Mansion Ise No.6
      Budget-friendly
      Weekly Mansion Ise No.6 offers accommodation in Funaech?. Ise is 1.9 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided . JR Iseshi Station and Ujiyamada Station are both 3 minutes on foot. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV. All units feature a kitchenette fitted with a microwave and toaster. A fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Each unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath. Towels are featured. Free-use bicycles are available at the proeprty. Ise Shrine Geku is a 10-minute stroll. Toba is 11 km from Weekly Mansion Ise No.6, while Tsu is 33 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 42 km from Weekly Mansion Ise No.6.
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    • Comfort Hotel Ise
      Mid-range
      Comfort Hotel Ise is set in Ise, 5.9 km from Ise Grand Shrine and 3.6 km from Oharai-machi. Featuring free bikes, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, each room is fitted with a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Comfort Hotel Ise all rooms have bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. Speaking English and Japanese, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical information on the area at the 24-hour front desk. Ise Shrine Geku is less than 1 km from Comfort Hotel Ise, while Sarutahiko Shrine is 3.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 143 km from the hotel.
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    • Tabist Asanokan Annex Iroha Ise
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, Tabist Asanokan Annex Iroha Ise is located in Ise, 10 km from Ise Grand Shrine and 9.3 km from Oharai-machi. The property is set 700 metres from Futamiokitama Shrine, 2.1 km from Ise Azuchi-Momoyama Culture Village and 3.4 km from Sun Arena. ?minato-k? is 10 km from the hotel. At the hotel, each room has air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Sarutahiko Shrine is 9.2 km from Tabist Asanokan Annex Iroha Ise, while Toba Aquarium is 9.2 km away. The nearest airport is Nagoya Airport, 150 km from the accommodation.
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