1. Visit the sacred Ise Jingu Shrine which boasts a history of over 2,000 years.
2. Meet the female pearl skin divers and learn about their customs while enjoying a BBQ lunch of fresh seafood.
3. Explore Mikimoto Pearl Island, home to the worlds first cultured pearls, and see the female divers skin dive for pearls first hand.
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel 2nd Floor Lobby
After check-in, the tour will proceed to Kintetsu-Nagoya Station on foot.
Depart Kintetsu-Nagoya Station (100 min)
Take the Kintetsu Limited Express to either Iseshi Station, or Ujiyamada Station (reserved seat/90-100 min).
Arrive at Iseshi Station or Ujiyamada Station (13 min)
After arriving at the station, the tour will head to Ise Jingu Shine via fixed-route bus (13 min).
Remarks: Seating may not be available on the fixed-route bus.
Ise Jingu Shrine Naiku (60 min)
Historical Ise Jingu Shrine boasts a long history of more than 2,000 years. 2013 was the year of Shikinen Sengu Ceremony, an important ceremony held every 20 years to reconstruct sacred buildings, which were just completed last October.
Oharai-machi/Okage Yokocho (30 min)
Take a stroll around Oharai-machi and Okage Yokocho and experience the atmosphere of the Edo era. Participants can also enjoy shopping around at popular stores such as Akafuku, a famous Japanese confectioner, where you can have a tea break and try some Akafukumochi, rice cakes covered by bean paste.
Depart Oharai-machi/Okage Yokocho (50 min)
Take a private bus to Shima.
13:30 – 14:50
Female divers hut Hachimankamado (80 min)
Meet female divers at their hut and learn about their history and customs while enjoying a BBQ lunch of fresh seafood grilled by the divers on an irori, a Japanese traditional sunken hearth. Participants will also have an opportunity to try on a diver outfit.
Remarks: If the female divers hut is closed due to inclement weather, inspections or other operational concerns, the tour will visit Mikimoto Perl Island, and lunch will be held at either a Western or Japanese-style restaurant.
Depart Female divers hut Hachimankamado (40 min)
Take a private bus to Toba.
15:30 – 17:00
Mikimoto Pearl Island (90 min)
Learn about the history of Mikimoto Pearl Island, home to the worlds first cultured pearls, and see the female divers skin dive for pearls in traditional attire.
Depart Mikimoto Pearl Island (10 min)
Head to Toba Ichibangai on foot.
Remarks: The tour will not visit Toba Ichibangai if a delay in schedule is expected due to traffic congestion or other operational concerns.
Toba Ichibangai (15 min)
Enjoy shopping around Toba Ichibangai for local goods such as pearls, Ise tea, as well as Ise-Shima cake!
17:30 – 18:05
Depart Toba Station (100 min)
Take the Kintetsu Limited Express to Nagoya Station (reserved seat/100 min).
Remarks: The English-speaking guide will not accompany the tour on the limited express train from Toba Station to Nagoya Station.
19:15 – 19:40
Kintetsu Nagoya Station
Tour disbands upon arrival at Nagoya Station.
Child 6-11 years From $268.00