Mie Prefecture Walking tours

Our most recommended Mie Prefecture Walking tours

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 and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

2. Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

Food, glorious food! Find out why the food culture in Nagoya has gone from small-town sensation to a source of pride in the city with a local expert foodie. Visit a neighborhood of your choice and try 6-8 dishes chosen especially for you by your private host. Benefit from a flexible itinerary you can change on the go as this is your adventure. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. In Nagoya, ancient history collides with modern innovation, and this can be tasted in its cuisine, with modern twists being spun on dishes dating back to ancient times. With your host, eat your way through Nagoya and sample Nagoya meshi, the locals' name for the city's food. The options are endless. Let your host show you how to eat hitsumabushi (grilled eel on rice) like the locals or munch on a bowl of miso nikomi (udon-style noodles served in a rich miso broth) at an underground mall. Nibble on snacks at one of the many izakaya (informal Japanese pubs) around Nagoya station and don't leave without trying the city’s famous chicken wings! Just save space for ramen because Nagoya has developed its own spicier version called Taiwan ramen. Slurp down the ramen noodles — it's good manners, promise. Take in the sights along the way, and stroll through Hisaya-Odori Park as you work up an appetite for round 2. Perhaps you want to drink sake in historic yokocho (alleyways) near Nagoya Castle? Or indulge your sweet tooth with some of the best cheesecake in town right outside Osu’s entrance? The choice is yours. At the end of your tour, get recommendations from your host about other dishes to eat and the best places to find them.

Nagoya: Customized Private Tour

3. Nagoya: Customized Private Tour

Stroll the streets on a personalized tour of Nagoya with a local guide. Choose from 2, 4, 6, or 8-hour options for maximum flexibility based on your schedule. Catch a ninja demonstration at Nagoya Castle, or discover some of the more well-hidden local hot-spots, like Shirotori Garden. Ask your guide if you'd like some some great suggestions. Head down to the Sky Promenade to enjoy amazing views from Japan's tallest observation deck or take in the marine life at the aquarium. Enjoy a flexible itinerary as you see the sights around Nagoya.

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