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Mochi is a food that has been eaten in Japan since ancient times.

Mochi Highway

Mochi is a food that has been eaten in Japan since ancient times. Iseshima features specialty mochi, confectionery, and contemporary sweets that revolve around mochi to delight tourists to the area.
Mochi Highway
Approx 20 min. on foot from JR "Futami" station
二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)

二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)

  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
  • 二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
二見興玉神社・夫婦岩(外国語サイト用)
Approx 15 min. on foot
御福餅

Ofuku Mochi

  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
  • Ofuku Mochi
Originally made for worshippers to Ise Jingu nearly 300 years ago.
Originally made for worshippers to Ise Jingu nearly 300 years ago, this rice cake is topped with smooth sweet bean paste. The shape of the paste symbolizes the waves of the seacoast of Futami-ura. Ofuku mochi has the meaning of providing happiness to people.
Approx 25 min. by car
豊受大神宮 外宮(伊勢神宮)

Ise Jingu (Geku)

  • Ise Jingu (Geku)
  • Ise Jingu (Geku)
  • Ise Jingu (Geku)
  • Ise Jingu (Geku)
Contact with Soul of Japan
Geku is dedicated to Toyo'uke-no-omikami. The abundantly green precincts of Geku extend over about 89 hectares. Enshrining Toyouke Omikami, this outer sanctuary is dedicated mainly to industry and food, clothing and shelter. This part of the sacred circuit can feel like a relaxing stroll though dappled light under the trees.
Approx 20 min. by car
おはらい町 おかげ横丁

Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho

  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
  • Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho
Where the Townscape of the Edo Period Reappears
Oharai-machi is the flourishing town in front of the naiku of Ise Jingu. There are many shops along the 800m of beautiful stone pavement in this unique town. The area is filled with restaurants, souvenir shops, and marchant stores that visitors can enjoy after visiting the shrine.
Located in the center of Oharai-machi, Okage-yokocho is a re-creation of the buildings on the road to the Ise Jingu that date back to the Edo Period and the Meiji Period. The area is lined with restaurant and souvenir shops that are distinct to Iseshima. The area also has Japanese drum performances, picture story(kamishibai) shows, and museum a about the Ise pilgrimage called Okageza.
Approx 5 min. on foot
神代餅

Kamiyo Mochi

  • Kamiyo Mochi
  • Kamiyo Mochi
  • Kamiyo Mochi
  • Kamiyo Mochi
  • Kamiyo Mochi
  • Kamiyo Mochi
  • Kamiyo Mochi
  • Kamiyo Mochi
sophisticated flavor
A rice cake confection made with carefully selected azuki beans, sticky rice refined from brown rice, and natural leaves of Japanese mugwort. The color and flavor are produced only with the leaves, with no additives used. Kamiyo mochi makes the most of natural products, giving the rice cake a sophisticated flavor.
Approx 3 min. on foot
岩戸餅

Iwato Mochi

  • Iwato Mochi
  • Iwato Mochi
  • Iwato Mochi
  • Iwato Mochi
  • Iwato Mochi
  • Iwato Mochi
Aroma of roasted soybean flour.
A rice cake confection named after an old story in Japanese mythology that Amaterasu-omikami hid herself in a cave called Amano iwato. Iwato mochi has an aroma of roasted soybean flour and a sophisticated taste.
Approx 5 min. on foot
伊勢神宮(内宮)

Ise Jingu (Naiku)

  • Ise Jingu (Naiku)
  • Ise Jingu (Naiku)
  • Ise Jingu (Naiku)
  • Ise Jingu (Naiku)
Contact with Soul of Japan
Naiku is the most venerable sanctuary in Japan. Here is dedicated to Amaterasu-omikami, the ancestral deity of the Imperial family and also the tutelary deity of the nation. When you cross Uji Bridge, the extensive inner shrine precincts of Naiku are marked by a Japanese cypress, which serves as a torii (gateway). The immense grounds, through which the Isuzu River flows, include twelve auxiliary jinjas as well as the main shrine dedicated to Amaterasu-omikami.
Approx 30 min. by car
清流宮川で育まれた伊勢茶

Ise tea is raised by clean stream

  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
  •  Ise tea is raised by clean stream
Specialty products are raised at the rich nature of Watarai
"Ise tea" is a general term for all tea which be produced in Mie prefecture. "Ise tea"is characterized by its thick leaves and mellow flavor, you can soak it a few times without losing its flavor.
Mie prefecture is long from north to south with mountainous&coastal terrain, average temperature, rainfall and other conditions are the best for the cultivation of green tea. "Watarai tea" is raised in watershed of clean stream "Miyagawa", was elected "Japanese best" in "The National Tea Competition". As tea producing area where most close to Ise Jingu, Ise tea is the favorite of worshipers and tourists purchasing souvenir ."