TOUR
CHUBU

Journey to the Heart of Japan: 1-Day Shinto Learning Tour at Ise Jingu (Round Trip from Nagoya)

Tour Code :

GU0003C7S

Departs from :

Nagoya

Tour Brand :

Chubu (Nagoya, Kanazawa, Takayama, etc.) Walking Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥23,000 ~

Overview :

1. Visit both the Naiku and Geku of Ise Jingu, a shrine loved by Japanese people. Ise Jingu is said to be the most sacred spot in the Shinto religion. Here, learn about Japanese mythology, culture, and more with easy-to-follow explanations from an English-speaking National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
2. Enjoy comfortable transportation with reserved seats on the limited express train for the round trip from Nagoya. With a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter by your side there's no worry about getting lost, so enjoy worry-free sightseeing. Participants who plan to stay in Ise, Shima, or Toba on the day following the tour may leave the tour midway.
3. Both the Geku and Sengukan will be toured. Learn all about the soul of Ise Jingu, including exhibits on how the divine treasures are made, a model of the Ise Jingu buildings, and videos.
4. Step through the torii gate that guards the Naiku and enter a different world. World leaders visited this spot during the 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit. Experience the Naiku's unique atmosphere which features towering trees and the murmuring of a river.
5. Also enjoy a walk around Okage Yokocho, the side street area at the gate to the Naiku where over 60 shops recreate an old fashioned atmosphere. Try some of the local food such as Ise udon noodles.

Itinerary

day1

08:45-08:45 Meet at Tourist Information Center inside Nagoya Station The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter will be waiting for participants holding a placard at the Tourist Information Center inside Nagoya Station.
*This is not the JR Information Desk; it is the Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Please take care to go to the correct meeting location.
http://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/icenter/
09:10-09:10 81(min) Depart from Nagoya Station Head to Ise via Kintetsu limited express train (reserved seat).
10:31-10:31 Arrive at Iseshi Station Begin your journey to Ise Jingu.
10:45-12:15 90(min) Visit Sengukan & Geku - Tour the Sengukan, which features models and video exhibits about Ise Jingu and the Shinto religion, along with a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
The full-scale model of the Geku's main hall is a must see.
- The Geku has about 1,500 years of history, and is venerated as the guardian deity for food, clothing and shelter, and industry.
As Ise Jingu is the site of many ceremonies throughout the year, restrictions may be placed on visiting without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.
20(min) Board a Route Bus Head to Okage Yokocho & the Naiku via Route Bus
12:50-15:20 150(min) Okage Yokocho Stroll & Naiku Visit - Okage Yokocho features many souvenir shops and restaurants. See historical Ise-style structures from about 400 years ago that were moved and rebuilt or recreated here, and enjoy local food such as Ise's specialty anko-coated mochi (rice cake), Ise udon noodles, and Ise lobster croquettes. Please have lunch on your own here.
- The Naiku has about 2,000 years of history and is dedicated to Amaterasu Omikami, the most sacred Shinto deity. To visit, cross Ujibashi Bridge which is said to connect the ordinary world and the sacred world.
5(min) Board a Route Bus Take a route bus to Isuzugawa Station
16:10-16:10 87(min) Depart from Isuzugawa Station Head to Nagoya via Kintetsu limited express train (reserved seat).
17:37-17:37 Arrive at Nagoya Station Tour ends upon arrival.

GU0003C7S

Remarks:Planning Company: Tourism Designers Co., Ltd.
Address: 1-6-13 Nagono, Nishi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture
Registered Travel Agency No. 3-1358 approved by the governor of Aichi Prefecture
Terms & Conditions: http://tourismdesigners.com/dl/yakkan.pdf
[Reception Method] Meet at Tourist Information Center inside Nagoya Station at 8:40.
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
- If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 7 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
- Bookings for groups comprising only 2 child customers are not allowed.
- Participants using wheelchairs and those who have trouble walking must participate with a companion. Some areas do not have adequate handicap access. Some areas require detours, or cannot be visited depending on participants' conditions. Please note that the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter cannot provide assistance or help.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
- Refunds will not be provided even if a customer does not enter a facility for their own reason, if boarding tickets are not used, etc.
- This tour uses reserved seating on Kintetsu limited express trains for the round trip from Nagoya.
- Participants who wish may leave the tour midway in Ise. This is convenient for those with plans to stay in Matsusaka, Toba, Shima, or Kashikojima. A pass good for 3 days including the tour date usable for unrestricted travel on trains between Matsusaka and Kashikojima and for designated Ise area bus routes will be handed out. However, you must complete procedures on your own if taking a reserved seat limited express train for the return trip to Nagoya. If alighting in an area outside of the applicable zone, the trip will be deemed complete and the pass will be collected, so please be aware of this when using it. If you wish to leave the tour midway, please tell the National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter when meeting for the tour. In this case, participants must sign a form stating they will leave partway through. Refunds for the pass will not be issued even if it is not used after leaving the tour midway.
- If the Kintetsu Limited Express train reserved seats are sold out, or if the train service is interrupted or suspended, alternative transportation may be provided via JR or other service, or via non-reserved seating. In such cases, arrival time to the destination may be greatly delayed. Refunds will not be issued, and additional payment will not be required in such cases.
- Transportation around the Ise Jingu area will be by route bus, so participants may be unable to sit down. Depending on customers' walking speeds, sightseeing may take more time than planned.
- As Ise Jingu is the site of many ceremonies throughout the year, restrictions may be placed on visiting without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.
- Times listed on the itinerary are estimates only. The order of the itinerary and arrival times may differ depending on public transportation, road conditions, and congestion at destinations. If making plans for before or after the tour, please leave enough time in your schedule. Even if the arrival time is delayed, no compensation will be given for flights, accommodation, meals, taxi fares, etc.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
Customers on this plan must meet at the meeting location on their own. The meeting location is the Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center. Please be careful; it is not the JR Information desk. (Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center website: http://www.nagoya-info.jp/en/icenter/)
[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]
A National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter accompanies this tour.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]
Children 0 to 5 years of age may not join this tour. Ages are determined based on how old the participant will be on the day of the tour.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
Meals are not included. Please have it on your own while taking a walk through Okage Yokocho. Please ask the guide if you have any questions. However, the guide cannot give restaurant recommendations to those with dietary restrictions, allergies, etc. Please choose what to eat at your own discretion.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
This tour is conducted on foot. Please participate in shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in.