Mie Prefecture Culture & history

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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

Nagoya: Private Full-Day City Tour

2. Nagoya: Private Full-Day City Tour

See the golden ornamented roofs of Nagoya Castle and the modern bustle of Sakae's downtown area in one day on this walking tour. Learn about the history of this fascinating city. 【Itinerary】 8:50 Meet at the Nagoya Station's Tourism Information Center 9:00 Take the subway to Nagoya Castle 9:45 See the Nagoya Castle, a wonderful masterpiece of Japanese medieval architecture, that is famous for its golden roof ornaments and unique scroll paintings inside the recently renovated main palace. After strolling around the spacious castle complex, you will take the subway to Nagoya's heart, the Sakae district. 11:00 Explore Sakae's downtown area and visit the futuristic-looking landmark Oasis 21 where you will find plenty of restaurants and shops. Have lunch and taste delicious local specialties. See Nagoya TV Tower before taking the subway to your next destination. 13:00 Go to Osu Shopping District and enter various local shops along the roof-covered arcade, including green tea shops, pachinko parlors, maid cafes, and pop-culture shops. You will also visit the splendid Osu Kannon Temple that stands at the end of the arcade. 15:30 End of the tour at Osu kannon

Daisuki Nagoya: Half-Day Drive Cruising City Tour

3. Daisuki Nagoya: Half-Day Drive Cruising City Tour

Discover the most popular sights of Nagoya and get a fantastic insight into the city of Japan on this half-day city cruise. See the Atsuta Shrine, one of the greatest centers of worship in Japan from ancient times. Go to Osumi Kanon Temple, a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in Ōsu, in central Nagoya, Japan. Take a look at the visually impressive Oasis 21 and take photos of the Nagoya TV Tower, one of the main landmarks in downtown Nagoya. Don't forget to visit the shopping attraction of Sunshine Sakae, equipped with a unique Ferris wheel that stands out in a downtown area.

Nagoya: Full-Day Tour of Castle& Toyota Commemorative Museum

4. Nagoya: Full-Day Tour of Castle& Toyota Commemorative Museum

Visit Nagoya Castle and Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology with a professional guide on this full-day (6hours) tour. 10:00 Meet your tour guide at Tourist Information Center in JR Nagoya Station. Take the subway to Nagoya Castle. Spend approximately 120-minutes exploring Nagoya Castle and see the famous Kinashachi, which are golden roof ornaments, and the Hommaru Palace. After your tour of Nagoya Castle, spend approximately 1-hour exploring or enjoying lunch at Nagoya Castle. (Lunch charge is not included the tour). Take a taxi from Nagoya Castle to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology. Here you’ll have the chance to see live demonstrations, the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology exhibition, and listen to informative commentary. After spending approximately 120-minutes at the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, you’ll take a taxi back to Nagoya JR station where the tour will finish. The tour ends around 16:00.

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