How to travel between the Shima Peninsula and Nagoya

By Kintetsu Railway

Direct Kintetsu limited express trains (tokkyu) connect Nagoya and Ise (Iseshi or Ujiyamada Station) in 80 minutes. The one way fare is 2810 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 1470 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)

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 330 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 1000 or 480 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 Guest House Sora
      Set in Ise, 5 km from Ise Grand Shrine, Ise Guest House Sora offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is located 4.4 km from Oharai-machi, 2.2 km from Ise Shrine Geku and 4 km from Sarutahiko Shrine. The property is 7 km from Sun Arena and 8 km from Futamiokitama Shrine. All units at the guest house come with a seating area. The units feature a shared bathroom, slippers and bed linen. Ise-Shima Nat'l Park is 5 km from Ise Guest House Sora, while ?minato-k? is 7 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 42 km from the accommodation.
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    • Ise Guest House Kazami
      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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    • Hinode Ryokan
      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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    • Hoshidekan
      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 and toilets 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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    • Poka Poka Village
      Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Poka Poka Village is a guest house in Ise, 7 km from Ise Grand Shrine. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a shared bathroom. Towels and toothbrushes can be purchased on site. Free use of bicycles is available at this guest house and the area is popular for canoeing. A light breakfast including toast and drinks is provided at the property. Meoto Iwa is a 15-minute walk from Poka Poka Village. Futamiura Beach Resort and Futamiura Seaside Barbecue Site are a 5-minute walk away, where guests can enjoy sunset views. Oharai-machi is 7 km from the property, while Ise Aduchimomoyama culture village is 1.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 39 km from Poka Poka Village.
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    • Comfort Hotel Ise
      Set within 6 km of Ise Grand Shrine and 5 km of Oharai-machi, Comfort Hotel Ise offers rooms in Ise. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Comfort Hotel Ise all rooms have bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. Ise Shrine Geku is 1.8 km from Comfort Hotel Ise, while Sarutahiko Shrine is 3.1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 42 km from the hotel.
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    • Weekly Mansion Ise No.6
      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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    • Ryoso Uminocho
      Located less than 200 m from the sea shore, Ryoso Uminocho offers tranquil getaway spot with free-access private beach, seasonal outdoor pool and sauna. On-site dining and en suite private baths are provided for guestsf convenience. There are indoor and outdoor public bathrooms from which guests can enjoy views of surrounding greeneries. Here, guests can use the karaoke machines and table tennis facilities for entertainment or request a massage for relaxation. Free WiFi is accessible in the lobby and on-site parking is possible also free of charge. Featuring nature views, all rooms at Ryoso Uminocho are fitted with a refrigerator, electric kettle and a flat-screen TV. En suite bathrooms include a bath, a shower and free toiletries. Selected rooms boast a private open-air bath. Japanese set breakfast is served in the dining area every morning. Dinner is served in either guest rooms or private dining room as a Japanese Kaiseki course meal featuring fresh local ingredients. From the hotel, Ikenoura Seaside Station is 11 minutes on foot whilte Toba Station is a 7 minutes away on the free shuttle bus. Toba Aquarium is a 10-minute drive and Ise Shrine is a 30-minute drive away.
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    • Sanco Inn Iseshi-Ekimae Shikinoyu
      Sanco Inn Iseshi-Ekimae Shikinoyu is located in Ise, within 7 km of Ise Grand Shrine and 6 km of Oharai-machi. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. ?minato-k? is 7 km from the hotel and Ise-Shima Nat'l Park is 7 km away. The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Guest rooms at Sanco Inn Iseshi-Ekimae Shikinoyu include air conditioning and a desk. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Ise Shrine Geku is 2 km from Sanco Inn Iseshi-Ekimae Shikinoyu, while Sarutahiko Shrine is 3.7 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 42 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Route Inn Ise
      Located in Ise, within 10 km of Ise Grand Shrine and 8 km of Oharai-machi, Hotel Route Inn Ise provides accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. The property is 9 km from ?minato-k? and 10 km from Ise-Shima Nat'l Park. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a desk. The units include a private bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Ise Shrine Geku is 4.1 km from Hotel Route Inn Ise, while Sarutahiko Shrine is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Chubu Airport, 43 km from the accommodation.
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