Ise-Shima National Park
The Ise-Shima National Park features the rias (saw-toothed) coastlines and plants and vegetation that grow in a mild climate. It is located in the Shima Peninsular in central Mie, and covers a vast area expanding 50 kilometers east-west and 40 kilometers north-south. Ise-Shima is not only famous for the Ise-jingu Shrine which boasts a 2,000 year-long history, but also for other various sightseeing spots along the coast. You will feel the ethnic culture and history that are strongly related to the ocean life, along with a lot more charms that have been blended with the natural beauty and local people’s life.
There are four famous isolated islands that belong to Toba City. Among them, the Toushi-jima Island is prominent for its unique folk culture and history. The island, which is situated 2.5 kilometers northeast to the port of Toba, is 6 kilometer wide east-west, 1.5 kilometer long north-south, and is an active fishing ground. Local residents speak the island dialect, so being just a couple of miles away from the main island, you will feel as if you were in a totally different world.
Meet the Ama (woman divers) at Toushi-jima Island who still dive into the sea every day for work. The Ama-goya is a place for divers to keep themselves warm in between fishing.
A short stay at the Ama-goya
The Ama-goya offers a short stay experience for tourists. The local Ama divers will grill fish and shellfish for you. Enjoying the fresh seafood while getting to know about the island lifestyle by talking to them is a valuable experience. Tour to walk around the back streets is also available.Details ask us. (Source of pictures of the Ama-goya short stay: Shima-no Tabi-sha)
Mikimoto Pearl Island
Spend your time observing the Ama demonstration show, visiting the Mikimoto Pearl Museum, shopping, eating, and walking around.
At Peral Museun, specimen of pearls and panels explain how a pearl is actually being made. It is interesting to find out how the trend of natural pearl has shifted to cultivation pearls.
The Ama demonstration show
The Ama woman divers dressed up in traditional Iso-gi workwear will demonstrate how to do fishing. The show is worthwhile watching as you will actually hear their Iso-bue (sea whistling).
(Source of pictures : Mikimoto Pearl Island offical page)
* Business hours and the Ama demonstration show time vary depending on the season of the year.um
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