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Using a Japan Rail Pass in the Ise Shima area

There are several ways to travel around the Ise Shima area by using a Japan Rail Pass (for more details about Japan Rail Pass, click here.)

Recommended one-day trips

Miyagawa River Canoeing Tour [3 hours ]*

Kintetsu Ise-shi Station
by bus

Watarai Bashi (bridge)

Canoeing in Miyagawa River

Watarai Bashi (bridge)

by bus
Kintetsu Ise-shi Station

* Please click here for more information and details.

Making Japanese fish sausage (kamaboko*) and Futami Meotoiwa Tour [ approximately 3 hours ]

JR Ise-shi Station
About 15 minutes on foot

Wakamatsuya(kamaboko making class, 60 minutes*)

About 15 minutes on foot
JR Ise-shi Station
About 10 minutes by JR train
JR Futamiura Station
About 15 minutes on foot

Meotoiwa(prayer / touring, 20 minutes)

About 5 minutes on foot

Futami Plaza(shopping, 40 minutes)

*Kamaboko is a traditional Japanese food made by forming and cooking pureed white fish (known as “surimi”) into different shapes or loaves. To find out more details about kamaboko and how to register for Wakamatuya’s kamaboko making class, please click here for more information.

Making Japanese fish sausage (kamaboko) and Kawasaki area tour [ approximately 2.5 hours ]

JR Ise-shi Station
About 15 minutes on foot

Wakamatsuya(kamaboko making class, 60 minutes)

About 15 minutes on foot

Kawasaki Shoninkan & Kawasaki area touring(60 minutes)

Touring along the coast of Ise Bay [ approximately 5 hours ]

JR Ise-shi Station
About 10 minutes by JR train
JR Futamiura Station
About 15 minutes on foot

Meotoiwa(prayer / touring, 30 minutes)

About 15 minutes on foot
JR Futamiura Station
About 10 minutes by JR train
Toba Station
About 5 minutes on foot

Mikimoto Pearl Island(touring, 90 minutes)

About 5 minutes on foot

Toba Aquarium(touring, 2 hours)

Mie Prefecture Historical Sites Tour [ approximately 3.5 hours ]

JR Tsu Station
About 10 minutes on foot

Mie Art Museum(touring, 60 minutes)

About 10 minutes on foot
JR Tsu Station
About 40 minutes by JR Express Train, “Kaisoku Mie”
JR Ise-shi Station
About 5 minutes

Geku(prayer / touring)

About 10 minutes on foot

Tsukiyomi-no-miya(prayer / touring, 20 minutes)

Recommended two-day trips

Mie Prefecture and Futami Area Historical Sites Tour

Day 1 (5 hours total)

JR Matsushita Station
About 7 minutes on foot

Minwa-no-ekiSomin(shopping)
and Matsushitasha(prayer / touring, 30 minutes total)

About 7 minutes on foot
JR Matsushita Station
About 3 minutes by JR train
JR Futaminoura Station
About 5 minutes on foot

Meotoiwa Sando(touring, 15 minutes)

Hinjitsukan(touring, 40 minutes)

About 10 minutes on foot

Meotoiwa(prayer / touring, 30 minutes)

About 5 minutes on foot

Futami Sea Paradise & Futami Plaza(touring & shopping, 2 hours)

About 10 minutes on foot

Daikoji(temple / prayer / touring, 20 minutes)

About 0 ~ 20 minutes on foot

Spend the night at a Futami area hotel

Day 2 (4.5 hours total)

From your hotel in the Futami area

About 1 ~ 20 minutes on foot
JR Futaminoura Station
About 10 minutes by JR train
JR Toba Station
About 48 minutes by JR train
JR Tamaru Station
About 10 minutes on foot

Tamaru castle ruins tour(30 minutes)

About 10 minutes on foot
JR Tamaru Station
About 20 minutes by JR train
JR Matsusaka Station
About 15 minutes on foot

Matsusaka Castle ruins tour(60 minutes)

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