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Special Feature: Let's Go See the Cultural Properties of Ise City

Ise City, home to Ise Jingu Shrine, which is known as the “hometown of the heart of the Japanese people,” has many attractive cultural properties with historical value.Some places are famous as tourist attractions, so it is recommended for making memories of sightseeing in Ise.
There are many sightseeing spots and gourmet spots in Ise City, but how about going to see the historical cultural assets of Ise City?

Introducing recommended cultural properties of Ise!

In this special feature, we introduce facilities related to important cultural properties and registered tangible cultural properties in Ise City.
In addition to viewing valuable materials related to cultural properties at the "Jingu Bunko" library operated by the Ise Jingu Shrine, Ise City includes the "Ise Kawasaki Merchant Museum" where you can touch on the history of Kawasaki, and the "Makichi Ryokan" which has remnants of the red-light district Furuichi. The cultural properties in the area are full of highlights.

Jingu Library

Jingu Bunko, the largest treasure trove of Shinto studies operated by Ise Grand Shrine

Jingu Bunko, which opened in 14 at its current location, is a 1925-minute walk from Kintetsu Isuzugawa Station.
The Jingu Bunko is a library operated by the Ise Grand Shrine, and was established in 39 to store the books that had been stored in the National Historic Sites "Former Hayashizaki Bunko" and "Former Toyomiyazaki Bunko". .
Valuable Japanese books on the history of the shrine, Shinto, and the country are divided into 11 special categories that are different from ordinary libraries.
In the library, there are the National Treasure "Gyokuhen Vol. XNUMX" and the "Kojiki Vol. XNUMX" designated as an important cultural property.
Jingu Bunko, which is called "the greatest treasure house of Shinto studies," is free to enter and open to the general public from Thursday to Saturday.
Due to the permanent storage of books, access to some rare and special books is restricted, but you can view the collection if you apply in advance.

Name of facilityJingu Library
Address1711 Kodakujimotocho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Opening hours9:00 - 16:00
Closing daysSundays, national holidays, December 12th to January 29th (Browsing is suspended on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays)
PricesFree admission


"Hinjitsukan", an accommodation facility built in 20

Hinnitsukan in Futami-cho was built in 20 as a lodging facility for honored guests visiting Ise Jingu.
Although it is no longer a lodging facility, it is a historic facility that was once used by the royal family and celebrities from all walks of life.
Constructed by a first-class architect of the time, the main building, which is highly valued for its modern Japanese-style architecture that combines architectural techniques from the Meiji period to the early Showa period, the gorgeously designed large hall, and the earthen storehouse, have been designated as important cultural properties by the government. Specified.

The strolling garden, which is part of Futamiura, a nationally designated scenic spot, also uses advanced architectural techniques and has a sophisticated beauty.
Currently, it is open to the public as a museum, and you can see the 120-tatami hall with a Noh stage and the Goten-no-ma, where the royal family once stayed.
Depending on the season, limited-time events such as the Doll's Festival are held in the building.We also accept requests for concerts and live performances, as well as photo shoots using the location of HINNITSUKAN.

Name of facilityHinjitsukan
Address566-2 Futami-cho Chaya, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Opening hours9:00 - 16:30 (last admission)
Closing daysTuesday
(If it is a holiday, the next day)
PricesMuseum Admissions Fee
Adult 310 Yen
Child (elementary/middle/high school) 150 yen


Kongoshoji Temple, a temple that protects the demon gate of Ise Jingu

Kongosho-ji Temple, located on the summit of Mt. Asama, is a temple that protects the demon gate of Ise Jingu Shrine, which has a connection with Kukai.
The main hall and the Gokurakubashi stone bridge, which maintains the form and decorations of the time, have extremely high cultural value and have been designated as important cultural properties.
In the Ise Ondo line, there is a line saying, ``Hang the morning bear on the Kaeri of Ise.

Every year in late June, there is a memorial service for the founder of the mountain, and a memorial service is held at the Kaisando.
Fukuichiman Kokuzo Daibosatsu, the principal object of worship, is one of Japan's three major Kokuzo Bosatsu, and is unveiled to the public once every 20 years in the year following the Ise Jingu Sengu.
In Ise, there is a custom called "Take-mairi" (one of the local beliefs, to visit Mt. Asama), and there are huge sotoba statues on both sides of the approach leading to Okunoin.

Name of facilityAsamadake Kongoshoji Temple
Address548 Asamacho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Opening hoursMain hall visiting hours 9:00~15:45
Closing daysNone

Jingu Priestess's Office Main Building (Former Keikoin Reception Hall)

Former Keiko-in Reception Hall “Jingu Shrine Main Building”

The Main Building of the Jingu Priesthood Office (former Keikoin Kyakuden), located along Oharaimachi Street, is said to have been built in the Muromachi period. became.
The building as a whole is designated as an important cultural property because it is a valuable early Edo period architecture that still remains today, and is valuable as a remnant of the main structure.

The interior is closed to the public, and can only be viewed through the gate.Part of the main building is opened to the public on November 11rd every year, but photography is restricted.

Name of facilityJingu Priestess's Office Main Building (Former Keikoin Reception Hall)
Address1-1-29 Ujiurata, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Tel0596-24-1111 (Jingu Shrine)

Ise Kawasaki Merchant Hall

Isekawasaki Merchant Museum, a storehouse and townhouse where you can feel the history of Kawasaki

The Isekawasaki Merchant Museum is a facility that was restored by Ise City from the long-established former sake wholesaler "Ogawa Liquor Store".
Kawasaki, where the Ise Kawasaki Merchant Museum is located, prospered as a wholesale district that supplied goods for visitors to Ise since the Edo period, and was called "Ise's Kitchen."

The 7 storehouses and 2 townhouses of the Isekawasaki Merchant House are registered tangible cultural properties of the country, and visitors can tour the storehouse, main building, tea room, etc. of the time. It has been.

Ogawa Liquor Store manufactured cider from 42 to 50, and has filtering facilities from that time.
In addition, "S Cider", which is a reprint of this cider, is also on sale.

Name of facilityIse Kawasaki Merchant Hall
Address2-25-32 Kawasaki, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Opening hours9:30 - 17:00
Closing daysTuesday
(If it is a holiday, the next day)
PricesAdmission fee Adult 350 yen
University and high school students 200 yen
Junior high and elementary school students 100 yen

Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station Bookstore

"Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station Bookstore"

Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station, with its characteristic cream-colored tiled outer wall, was built as the terminal station for the Sangu Kyuko Railway (Kintetsu's predecessor railway company).

The Spanish-style building, which uses terracotta (clay that looks like baked soil) and Spanish roof tiles, was registered as a national tangible cultural property in 2001, and was selected as one of the 1999 best stations in Chubu in XNUMX. was

The wall is also decorated and has a very elaborate design.

Name of facilityKintetsu Ujiyamada Station
Address2-1 Iwabuchi, Ise City, Mie Prefecture

Asakichi ryokan

“Makichi Ryokan”, an inn with a red-light district architecture that remains in modern times

Mayoshi Ryokan, located between Ise Jingu Geku and Naiku, is a long-established ryokan that has been in business for over 200 years.
The area used to be a lively entertainment district known as Furuichi, and people used to visit this cultural center after visiting the Ise Jingu Shrine.

Mayoshi Ryokan has a unique 3-layer structure with a 4-story main building, a storehouse on the lower floor, and an entrance on the 5th floor.
The main building, the earthen storehouse, the Juenro on the top floor, the Meigetsu-Sekkano-ma, which was used as a study by Gakudo Ozaki, who was called the "father of parliamentary politics," and the inn's front storehouse are registered as registered tangible cultural properties. increase.

Even now, it is possible to stay at the facility, and the storehouse on the lower floor is a museum exclusively for guests, and miscellaneous goods from that time are on display.

Name of facilityAsakichi ryokan
Address109-3 Nakanomachi, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Opening hoursCheck-in 16:00-21:00
Check out 10:00
Closing daysIrregular


Long-established inn "Amanokan" founded in 26

Founded in 1893, Asanokan is a long-established ryokan located along the Futami coast that can still be accommodated today.
The former "entrance building" on the left side of the building, the "hall building" located behind the entrance building, and the "storehouse" are registered as tangible objects because they represent the changes in the history of visiting the shrine and sightseeing in Ise from the Meiji period to the prewar period. It is registered as a cultural property.
The traditional wooden architecture strongly retains the image of the Meiji era, and you can relax while feeling the atmosphere and history.

The guest rooms in the main building are decorated with different concepts, one facing the sea and the other facing the city.
In addition, the 80-tatami-mat hall is called the “Hiroma-mukuri,” and the fittings and transoms are delicately crafted.
The hall building and storehouse, which are cultural properties, are only for guests, but the old entrance building can be seen from the street.

In the immediate vicinity of the main building, there is the "Annex Iroha", which is mainly for overnight stays and group guests.A free shuttle bus is available from the nearest JR Futamiura Station (advance notice required).

Name of facilityAsanokan
Address537-10 Futami-cho Chaya, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Opening hoursCheck-in 15:00
Check out 10:00
Closing daysNone


Hoshidekan, a retro ryokan that serves as a base for sightseeing in Ise Jingu and Kawasaki

Founded in 1926, Hoshidekan is a Showa-era retro inn in Kawasaki.
The main building and walls of Hoshidekan are registered as a registered tangible cultural property as an inn from the early Showa period that has survived to the present day.The main building is built in the style of flying geese (a style in which the front and rear of the house are staggered like a flock of geese), and the entrance has a Karahafu roof (a roof with a rounded head unique to Japan), giving it a strong presence.

Even now, many domestic and foreign tourists visit this inn with its Showa-modern charm. From the 2nd floor you can see the elegant courtyard.In the courtyard, there is also a "suikinkutsu" (a device that makes water droplets fall into the ground near the washbasin and echoes the sound), and the relaxing sound of water droplets is soothing.

Name of facilityHoshidekan
Address2-15-2 Kawasaki, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
Opening hoursCheck-in 16:00-21:00, check-out 10:00
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