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Geku area

- A place of exchanges between locals and tourists near the station -

This area is a downtown area centered on JR and Kintetsu Iseshi Stations and the Ise Grand Shrine and Geku (Toyoukedaijingu).It is about a XNUMX-minute walk from JR Iseshi Station side exit to the Geku-sando entrance.One of the characteristics of this area is that there are many people who stay at the lodging facilities concentrated around the station and enjoy meals at the restaurants frequented by locals.This section introduces the Geku area Omotesando. Another characteristic of this area is that there are many guests who stay at accommodations concentrated around the station and enjoy meals at restaurants that are popular with locals.Let us introducde the Geku area.

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JR and Kintetsu Iseshi Station / Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station

JR / Kintetsu Iseshi Station

JR / Kintetsu Iseshi Station

Ise Shrine / Geku (Toyoukedaijingu) is about a XNUMX-minute walk away, convenient for visiting Geku from there.There is a bus terminal and a taxi stand in front of the station.The best way to get to the Geku is via Geku-sando street, which starts from the torii gate right outside the JR side exit.

Iseshi Station Baggage Storage

Iseshi Station Baggage Storage (JR side)

Baggage service to deliver your bags to your accommodations in the Ise, Toba, and Shima areas is available here (excluding remote islands).Order by XNUMX p.m. for same-day delivery.Bicycle rentals are also available.Detailed information on baggage storage

Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station

Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station

The building, built in XNUMX and registered as a national tangible cultural property, is worth a visit!The building, built in XNUMX and registered as a national tangible cultural property, is worth a visit!

Tips from the tourist association staff

Kintetsu Iseshi Station and Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station are both limited express stops, even though the ride takes only about two minutes.Tourists often find it strange that there are two stations so close to each other.If you are using the Kintetsu Line, Iseshi Station is best when going to the Geku, and returning via Ujiyamada Station is best to do gift shopping.Iseshi Station has a joint ticket gate for JR and Kintetsu lines.Either ticket can used to enter through either ticket gate.


Geku-sando street

Geku-sando street

There are many shops along Geku-sando that are attractive to visitors to Ise.You can also enjoy Ise specialties such as the famous Ise Udon and local beers.

Ise Kikuichi, located in the middle of Geku-sando, is a cutlery shop and also serves as a guide in front of Geku.Geku Mae Tourist Information Center, located right in front of Geku, offers baggage storage and bike rental.

Ise udon
Panju
Local beer

Tips from the tourist association staff

Because of the gravel roads in the shrine area, it is convenient to leave your baggage at the Geku Mae Tourist Information Center during your visit and pick it up before moving on to the Naiku.
There are many local restaurants around the station, but they are not as concentrated as in big cities, so there is a dining map available at tourist information centers.It can also be viewed on this website, and is available at Tourist Information Centers.


Ise Shrine / Geku (Toyoukedaijingu)

The official name of the shrine is Toyoukedaijingu, and it is one of the two main shrines of the Ise Grand Shrine, which consists of 125 shrines.The deity enshrined here is Toyouke-no-Omikami, the god of food and industry. The deity, who oversees the meals of Amaterasu Omikami in the Ise Shrine/Naiku (Kotaijingu), was enshrined here about XNUMX years ago.The daily ritual of offering food to Amaterasu Omikami and the other gods is performed twice a day, every day without fail.

There are also the Takanomiya, Tsuchinomiya, and Kazenomiya, which are the most prestigious annexes to the main shrine, so be sure to visit them as well.


Sengukan

Sengukan

This is a museum that introduces the Shikinen Sengu ceremony at the Ise Shrine.There is an exhibition about the relocation of the shrine and the process of preparing the deity’s sacred costumes and treasures, which are served by the best craftsmen of the day, so you can learn a lot about the ceremony.A full-scale model of a part of the Goshouden that cannot be seen up close is a sight to behold.

Tips from the tourist association staff

Exhibition guides are available in Room XNUMX most days, so please listen and learn.There is also a separate museum, the Chokokan, where you can see the actual costumes and treasures of the gods.This is also a great place to visit.


Ise-shi Ekimae Shopping Street

The shopping street in front of Iseshi Station is a short walk from the JR exit.Geku-sando is famous among tourists from outside the prefecture, but the Iseshi Station shopping street is also loved by locals.After visiting Geku, pay a visit the shopping street in front of Ise City Station in addition to Geku-sando.


Tsukiyominomiya

From the north gate of Ise Shrine / Geku (Toyoukedaijingu), which is a separate entrance from Geku-sando, a five-minute walk along the Kamiji-dori street stretching westward will bring you to another shrine, Tsukiyominomiya Shrine.The deity of the shrine is Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto, the younger brother of Amaterasu Omikami, who is likened to the god of the moon.The refreshing forest of the shrine has a healing sensation on visitors.

Tips from the tourist association staff

Folklore has it that the gods rode horses through the streets, and locals tried to walk along the edge of the street because they believed the gods will pass in the middle.


Jingu Museum, Jingu Agricultural Museum, Jingu Art Museum

The Jingu Museum, Jingu Agricultural Museum, and Jingu Art Museum are located adjacent to the Yamatohimenomiya Shrine, which is in the Ise Shrine/Naiku (Kotaijingu).By stopping by the Jingu Museum, you can learn more about the culture of the shrine than you can by just visiting the shrine itself.


Restaurants

As for eating and drinking in the evening, the shops in front of Naiku close early, but there are many restaurants around Iseshi and Ujiyamada stations that are frequented by locals.There is not a concentration of stores like in the city, so check out the map for a convenient way to find them for dinner.For lunch, be sure to check out the lunch pamphlet.

Tips from the tourist association staff

In Ise, you can find a wide variety of French and Italian restaurants, as you can encounter talented chefs and ingredients from Ise-Shima.


Facilities Information

Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station

Address516-0037-2 Iwabuchi, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 1-43
Inquiries TEL: 0596-28-2767 (Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station)
WEB sitehttps://www.kintetsu.co.jp/station/station_info/station18018.html

Iseshi Station Baggage Storage

Address516-0073-1 Fukiage, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 1-1. JR Iseshi Station, front right side
Inquiries TEL: 0596-65-6861
Business hoursBaggage storage 9: 00 ~ 17: 30
Baggage delivery 9: 00 ~ 13: 10

Geku-sando street

AddressHonmachi, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 516-0074

Geku Mae Tourist Information Center

Address516-0074 Honmachi, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 14-6
Inquiries TEL: 0596-23-3323
Business hoursBaggage storage 8: 30 ~ 16: 30

Ise Shrine / Geku (Toyoukedaijingu)

Address516 Toyokawa-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 0042-279
Inquiries TEL: 0596-24-1111 (Jingu Shrine)
Worshiping time October-December 1:4 - 5:00
October-December 5:8 - 5:00
September 9:5 - 00:18
October-December 10:12 - 5:00
WEB sitehttps://www.isejingu.or.jp/about/geku/

Sengukan

Address516-0042 Maeno, Toyokawa-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 126-1 (Geku Magatama Pond)
Inquiries TEL: 0596-22-6263
Business hours9 am to 4 pm (viewing is 4:30 pm)
Regular holidays2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month (or the following day if it is a national holiday)
WEB sitehttps://www.sengukan.jp/

Tsukiyominomiya

Address516-0072-1 Miyajiri, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 3-19
Inquiries TEL: 0596-24-1111 (Jingu Shrine)

Jingu Museum, Jingu Agricultural Museum, Jingu Art Museum

Address516-0016 Kodakushimoto-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture. 1754-1 (common to all three buildings)
Inquiries Jingu Museum / Agricultural Museum TEL: 0596-22-1700
Jingu Art Museum TEL: 0596-22-5533
Business hours9:00 to 16:00 (viewing until 16:30)
Regular holidaysEvery Thursday (or the following weekday if it is a national holiday), December 29th to 31st every year.For temporary closures, please see <Usage Guide>.
WEB sitehttp://museum.isejingu.or.jp/index.html

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