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Ise: Ise Grand Shrine Private Guided Tour

1. Ise: Ise Grand Shrine Private Guided Tour

Choose either the 6 or 4-hour tour option to fit your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification which is issued by the Japanese government requires good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history. The city houses Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine that is about 2000 years old. The shrine is the center of major religious and spiritual activities. The Ise trip is incomplete without paying respect to the supreme deity Amaterasu Omikami (the sun goddess). You will also come across the traditional Japanese foods and history while visiting Okage Yokocho street. Begin your pilgrimage from the Outer Shrine at Ise Grand Shrine and walk through the shrine grounds which have a history of 1500 years and are in beautiful harmony with nature. Visit Oharai-machi where is a town with some distinctive houses of Ise which run along the river from Uji Bridge. There are rows of historical buildings that manage souvenir shops and restaurants. Go down a side street located in a part of Oharai-machi. Old homes ranging from the Edo Era to the Meiji Era were moved here so that there are about 60 stores that have been restored to provide that old-fashioned elegance. The area is rich with dishes that can only be found here such as the famous Ise udon and the confection known as Akafuku. You can enjoy shopping and lunch here. Tour the Inner Shrine which boasts a 2000-year history. This is a sacred area enshrining the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, the ancestor of the Imperial Family. Uji Bridge which stretches to the entrance to the Inner Shrine is said to be the gateway from the regular world to the holy world. Most popular places to visit on this tour: Ise Grand Shrine(Naiku/Geku) Okage Yokocho Ise Meotoiwa Meoto Yokocho Most popular 6-hours itinerary in Ise area: 9:00 am Meet up with your guide at your hotel 9:30 am Ise Jingu Geku 11:30 am Oharai-machi 12:00 pm Lunch at Okage Yokocho 13:30 pm Ise Jingu Naiku 15:00 pm Tour end

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