Rituals and ceremonies are performed by the priesthood of Jingunder the direction of the Emperor,

because Jing enshrines the ancestral deity(kami) of the Imperial Family.

Meanwhile Jing is open to the public.

Jing is not a sightseeing spot.

Therefore basically there’s no signboard for the explanation about the historical and cultural importance of each facility.

Then how are we expected to enjoy our once-in-a-lifetime experience?

SHŌ, a certified guide interpreter, is always ready to assist foreign visitors to Jing.

Tour Highlights

Ise Jingū Full Day Walking Tour

Everyday at 9:45 a.m. except for Mondays
PRICE 5,000 JPY per person
*tax included *in cash *on the spot
*children ages 5 and under
excluded from the payment
of the guide fee
The number of participants: 1-8
☑ Guide fee
☑ Bus fare 470x2 JPY ☑ Meal


From Ise-shi Station via Outer Shrine
to Oharai-machi, Okage-yokochō and Inner Shrine

Go to Calendar and Appointment Form

Appointment Form

The Location of Ise Area

Between Tōkyō and Ōsaka. 
Please check it out with the illustrated map.

Cancellation Policy

Just a cancellation email and no fees.
On-site payment adopted.

Meeting Point

Google Map
Lines of flow from the platforms to the meeting point

Participants' Post and SHŌ's Blog

Participants' Post is only for walking tour participants. Please open the first article, 'Participants' Post'. At the bottom of the previous comments there is a box for your comment. A comment with your social media handle and POST COMMENT click, please. Name, Email and Website can be ignored. SHŌ's Blog is focused on handicraft and other categories.

Participants’ Post

Please post your honest review of Authentic Ise Walking Tour SHŌ in English. To start the message with your nickname/social media handle and a colon, like ‘Amy: …’, is a good way to protect your privacy. Plus please let me edit your comments on an …

C. W. Nicol and Ise Jingū

1) I, the guide interpreter SHŌ, runs this blog and the word, nature, reminds me of a Welsh-born Japanese writer, C. W. Nicol (July 17, 1940 – April 3, 2020). 2) He was well known among Japanese people as he was also a documentary producer …

The Japanese Spiny Lobster

1) The Japanese spiny lobster(Ise-ebi) … grows up to 30 centimeters(12 in.) long and lives in the Pacific Ocean around Japan, Taiwan, China, and Korea.  It is a popular item in high-class Japanese cuisine.  (From WIKIPEDIA) 2) The Japanese spiny lobster is one of the …