Mie Prefecture is famous for Ise Jingu (Ise Shrine). Ise Jingu is a sacred place that Japanese people have long considered a place they want to visit someday, since the Edo period.

Mie Prefecture has not only Ise Jingu but also historical sightseeing spots such as the world heritage site of the Kumano Kodo, and large leisure facilities such as Nagashima Spa Land.

Here are some lovely hotels that you may like to stay at if you visit Mie Prefecture.

Recommended Hotel in Mie Prefecture: Saiou-no-Miya

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

Saiou-no-Miya is a 10-minute drive from the outer shrine of Ise Jingu.

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

“Saiou” refers to an unmarried imperial lady who was dispatched to serve at Ise Jingu on behalf of the Emperor. At Saiou no Miya, there are hands-on experiences such as an event where you can take a commemorative photo wearing the costume called a "Juuni-Hitoe", a twelve layer kimono which were worn by the Saiou. (Reservation is required)

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan
Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

Of course, at the Saiou-no-Miya, they are particular about their rooms and food. All three types of guest rooms are equipped with an open-air bath and a canopy bed, and you can feel the atmosphere of the period it draws inspiration from. The Japanese cuisine that combines the elegance and showiness of the Heian period with a touch of modernity is also popular.

This is a hotel where you can experience the beauty of Japan, and is a great place to consider when visiting Mie Prefecture.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Saiou-no-Miya (斎王の宮)
  • Street Address:1165.1 Ikenoue, Sochi-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture
  • Access:Tokyo Station → [JR Tokaido / Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi] approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes → Nagoya Station → [Kintetsu Limited Express] approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes ... Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station ... About 10 minutes by shuttle bus (reservation required)
  • Wi-Fi : Available
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Accepted

Recommended Hotel in Mie Prefecture: Ise Kaguraba Resort Sennomori

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

Sennomori is recommended for those traveling alone, with family, or with friends. There are also Japanese-style and Japanese-Western fusion rooms perfect for those who want to experience a Japanese-style tatami room.

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan
Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

The hot spring that draws its water from the same source as the Shin-Misato Hot Springs is also popular. You can soak in the large open-air bath and large public bath. If you want to enjoy hot spring in a private bath, you can make use of the private reserved outdoor bath for an extra fee.

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

You can also use the flowing-water pool in summer. There is also a full-fledged waterslide, and hotel guests can use the pool facilities for half of the standard price. Enjoy the resort atmosphere in Mie!

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

You can enjoy multi-course meals that use Ise lobster and Matsuzaka beef. You can enjoy a gorgeous meal with plenty of seasonal ingredients here.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Ise Kaguraba Resort Sennomori (伊勢かぐらばリゾート 千の杜)
  • Street Address:1165-1 Ikenoue, Sochi-cho, Ise-shi, Mie Prefecture
  • Access:Tokyo Station → [JR Tokaido / Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi] approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes → Nagoya Station → [Kintetsu Limited Express] approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes ... Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station ... About 10 minutes by shuttle bus (reservation required)
  • Wi-Fi : Available in public areas
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Accepted

Recommended Hotel in Mie Prefecture: Shima Kanko Hotel

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan
Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

The Shima Kanko Hotel which opened in 1969, is a long-established hotel that has welcomed many VIPs over the years.

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan
Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

There are two buildings, “The Classic”, designed by the famous architect Murano Togo, and “The Bay Suite”, an building providing rooms all in suite that opened in 2008.

Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan


Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan
Three High Quality Hotels to Stay at When Visiting Mie Prefecture in Japan

The panoramic view of Ago Bay that centered in Ise-Shima National Park, the French restaurant “La Mer The Classic” with the setting of a famous Japanese novel, and the luxurious and sophisticated guest rooms are the features of the hotel.

It is a high-grade hotel that makes you want to visit at least once.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Shima Kanko Hotel (志摩観光ホテル)
  • Street Address:731Shinmei, Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture 517-0502
  • Access:Tokyo Station → [JR Tokaido / Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi] About 1 hour 40 minutes → Nagoya Station… About 10 minutes on foot → Kintetsu Nagoya Station → [Kintetsu Limited Express] Kashikojima Station → Shuttle bus about 2 minutes
  • Wi-Fi : Available
  • Language:English
  • Credit cards:Accepted

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