Mt. Asama, where Kongoshoji Temple is located, is the site of the Ise Ondo poem, “If you visit Ise, you must visit Asama. If you don't visit Asama, your pilgrimage is not complete.”The view from the Ise-Shima Skyline, the road up Mount Asama, is spectacular.This section introduces Asama area, which has many attractions such as Kongoshoji Temple, which guards the demon's gate to the Ise Shrine, and the Post in the Sky, which stands on the highest peak of Ise Shima.
The Ise-Shima Skyline traverses Mt. Asama and is one of the best viewing spots in Ise-Shima, known as the “driveway in the sky” connecting Ise and Toba.You can enjoy a fantastic view while driving.There are places to park your car at each view point so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ise-Shima.
The Ise-Shima Skyline is also a location for the movie “Yowamushi Pedal.”
The view from the mountaintop park overlooking Ise-Shima is truly spectacular!On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Fuji.At the footbath, you can enjoy the view from 500 meters above sea level while relaxing in the warm footbath. Many people come here to watch fireworks and the first sunrise of the New Year.
Nearby is the “Postbox in the Sky,” a sacred place for lovers, where it is popular to post letters to convey feelings to loved ones. The contrast between the blue of the sky and the red of the posts makes for a beautiful photo spot.
There is a restaurant and a shop at the top of the mountain where souvenirs are sold.
The sky soft-serve ice cream at Asama Tea House is very popular for its photo-worthy quality.
The main hall is a national tangible cultural property.The main deity of the temple is one of the three major Kokuzo Bosatsu in Japan.The shrine is opened in the year following the Ise Jingu Shikinen Sengu, which is held every 20 years.The vermilion-lacquered main hall and bridge are impressive and beautiful, and just walking around them is soothing.
Amaterasu Omikami is enshrined behind the image of the main hall.This is a temple where the Shinto and Buddhist practices still remain.It is said to be lucky to stroke the statues of the cow and tiger in front of the main hall.
In the Ise region, there is a custom called “Takemairi,” in which stupa made of square wood are erected at the inner sanctuary to make offerings to the deceased, and on both sides of the road leading to the inner sanctuary, stupa of XNUMX to XNUMX meters high are erected.
Hachidairyuosha is a place where legend has it that a dragon once ascended to heaven.The view of Ise-Shima and the Kii Peninsula from here is also beautiful. This is a mountain temple and shrine, so the paths are undulating. Wearing comfortable shoes for walking is recommended here.
Asama is also popular for mountain climbing. The Asama trail, which takes about two hours to climb, is about a 2-minute walk from Kintetsu Asama Station to the trailhead.The “Meeting Square” at the entrance of Mt. Asama Road has a 10-car parking lot and a toilet.
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One of the largest complexes in Mie Prefecture with multipurpose functions, including a main arena for sports and other major events, and an international conference room. The main arena holds 11,000 people.Big concerts and events can be held here.
Nearby is a flower park and Football Village, a soccer practice field with natural grass.
The beautifully landscaped lawn with playground equipment is a popular park for families with children.It is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely picnic with a packed lunch on a sunny day.
Nearby is the Blanca Sweets Factory, where you can enjoy shell-shaped madeleines called Shell Leines, koppe bread, and homemade gelato.
|Address||516-0023 Iwaidayama, Ujitachi-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 677-1|
|Inquiries||TEL: 059-226-6752 (Mie Prefecture Tourism Development Co., Ltd.)|
|Business hours||7:00 - 19:00 (January - July, September - December)
7:00 - 20:00 (August)
5:00 - 19:00 (June 6th and 27th (Kongoshoji Kaisan Memorial))
7:00 - 22:00 (Ise Jingu Dedication National Fireworks Festival Date / Toba Minato Festival Fireworks Festival Date)
7:00 - 24:00 (Open all day on New Year's Eve, December 12st)
0:00 - 19:00 (January 1st)
6:00 - 19:00 (January 1nd to the 2nd, Monday)
|Address||516 Asama-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 0021-548|
|Business hours||The main hall is open to the public from 9:00 to 15:45|
|Regular holidays||Open everyday, year round|
|Address||516 Asama-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 0021-185|
|Address||516-0021 Asama-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 548-02|
|Business hours||9:00 - 15:45|
|Address||Asama-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 516-0021|
|Address||516-0021 Aza Kamodani Asama-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 4383-4|
|Business hours||9:00 - 21:00|
|Address||516-0021 Asama-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 3477-2|
|Business hours||AM9:00 ~ PM17:00|
|Regular holidays||Year-end and New Year holidays (from December 12th to January 29rd of the new year)|