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Ise Shima

Ise Shima is a peninsula in Mie Prefecture, home to Ise Grand Shrine, the heart of Japan’s Shinto religion, and a history of pearl cultivation.

The Shima peninsula, known as Ise Shima, is a coastal region in eastern Mie Prefecture. The area is famed as the home of the Ise Grand Shrine. The Inner Shrine enshrines the central deity of Shinto: the sun goddess Amaterasu. As such, it is the Shinto religion’s most sacred shrine. According to local tradition, the temple is destroyed and rebuilt from scratch every 20 years. The original is believed to have been built over 2000 years ago. Off the coast is Mikimoto Pearl Island, which was created by entrepreneur Mikimoto Kokichi as a center for pearl cultivation, and today includes a museum about pearls. The island cultivated pearls for decades using trained female divers called “Ama”. These professional divers wore amulets over their pure white diving suits as they drove meters underwater for the natural sea-formed gems.

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The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3698.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Fri. Nov 1, 2024 Sat. Nov 9, 2024 US $3698.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 7, 2025 Sat. Nov 15, 2025 US $3698.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Fri. Nov 6, 2026 Sat. Nov 14, 2026 US $3698.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour
The Pilgrimage Route of Japan: Cherry Blossom Tour

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3798.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Experience and learn about the spiritual side of Japan.
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Thu. Apr 4, 2024 Fri. Apr 12, 2024 US $3798.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Apr 4, 2025 Sat. Apr 12, 2025 US $3798.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Apr 4, 2026 Sun. Apr 12, 2026 US $3798.00 Osaka Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves
Spirit of Japan Tour: Autumn Leaves

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails.
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Sat. Oct 26, 2024 Sat. Nov 9, 2024 US $6198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Sat. Oct 31, 2026 Sat. Nov 14, 2026 US $6198.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & 
Cherry Blossoms

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms
Spirit of Japan (Reverse): Takayama Spring Festival & Cherry Blossoms

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $6298.00

Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Naruto / Koyasan / Kumano / Ise Shima / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa- go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Journey through the spiritual side of Japan by visiting centuries-old sites and scenic trails during the cherry blossom season.
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Thu. Apr 4, 2024 Thu. Apr 18, 2024 US $6298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Sold Out
Fri. Apr 4, 2025 Fri. Apr 18, 2025 US $6298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Apr 4, 2026 Sat. Apr 18, 2026 US $6298.00 Osaka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  

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