For those looking to immerse themselves in a unique and historic experience during their visit to the Ise area, there is a charming boat tour starting from Kawasaki heading to Kamiyashiroko and returning. This locally produced boat tour is great for families and visitors from any age or background. The unique view of the area combined with stories from the residents create an authentic and memorable start to your explorations of this wonderful city.
Kawasaki area is lined with warehouses. The area was called "Ise's kitchen" as it was a busy wholesale district in the Edo period. You can see 7 warehouses and 2 townhouses displaying goods and materials on the history and culture of Ise and Kawasaki.
The boat journey begins along historical canals and the Seta River. Black wooden warehouses and the adorable “station” set the stage for the water taxi tour. You can find a panel displaying the history of Kawasaki inside the station building.
The open air wooden boat is comfortable and this is a relaxed way to get to know the community. Once onboard the river captain will push off and on this 15-20 minute ride you can imagine the Seta river being used to transport goods from the ocean port up to Ise in the past. When you arrive in Kamiyashiroko, further historic sites await you.
Heading out with a local expert boat crew
Historic Niken Chaya Mochi Kadoya a local favorite for traditional mochi
Kinako Mochi to enjoy in the shop with tea or to take out for later
Take time to explore the area of shops and local streets and before boarding your boat again to return to Kawasaki be sure to stop by the Ise Machikado Museum where you can see historical objects, boating tools, local festival materials, pottery and much more in a small building filled with interesting artifacts.
Artifacts from the Machikado Museum
Ise Town Coupon Set
Historic building in the Ise Shima neighborhood
The area is beautiful with traditionalarchitecture and a wide variety of businesses to visit.
Local craft beer
Ise Cha - local green tea beautifully packaged
Fashionable souvenir shop in front of Ise city station
Take a coupon and search for stores selling specialty products and famous items in Mie Prefecture!!In particular,it is recommended to take a look around the beautiful iga ware shops in Mie prefecture.There are amazing examples in both local areas where your coupons are valid.