Sightseeing in Ise: 4 Must-Visit Souvenir Shops Near Ise Grand Shrine

02.November.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

The city of Ise is located in central Mie Prefecture on the eastern tip of Kii Peninsula, the largest peninsula on Japan’s largest main island Honshu. Every year, the autumn season brings in a flurry of tourists and sightseers who flock to see the city’s leaves expressing their vibrant hues of red and yellow. The city boasts a magnificent catalogue of sightseeing spots, but perhaps the most famous of all is Ise Grand Shrine, whose inner and outer shrine give visitors a sense of what the townscape looked like in ancient times. This can also be seen at Sarutahiko Shrine, amongst other places.

 

In this article, we’re going to introduce you to 4 must-visit souvenir shops near the inner shrine for your Ise travel bucket list.

 

Amano Pearl

When talking about specialty products of Ise, the one thing that’s sure to come to the minds of Japanese people are the pearls sold in the city. Amano Pearl can be found in Oharaimachi, an almost 1km long street lined with traditional shops. The owner themselves purchases and appraises the pearls while the shop staff manufacture and design gorgeous accessories to sell at an affordable price.

Accessory – ¥2,200

This rose-shaped necklace is a design favoured by women of all ages. They have plenty of other high-quality bargain picks like this too.

The shop’s diverse line-up of beautifully accessories includes those perfect for combining with one pieces and dresses, as well as for parties. Prices and designs vary greatly, so there’s bound to be something for everyone who steps inside this quaint store. So if you’re shopping for souvenirs during your trip to Ise, then you absolutely have to pay a visit to Amano Pearl to see the city’s famous pearls.

 

▶︎Amano Pearl – Oharaimachi Branch

Address: 45 Ujiimazaikechō, Ise, Mie

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00

No Fixed Holidays

Official Website: https://www.amanopearl.jp/

 

 

Matsujiro Honey – Ise Oharaimachi Branch

Matsujiro Honey is a long-standing honey shop that was established back in 1912. The shop sells various varieties of honey, including flavours you won’t find in supermarkets like apple honey and soba honey.

Hanabana – ¥864

Hanabana is the shop’s No. 1 most popular variety of honey and it’s made in Mie Prefecture. Its name in Japanese means “flowers,” and as the name suggests, it includes the nectar of numerous types of flowers. It has a smooth texture and distinct full-bodied floral fragrance.

Centre: Mini Honey Soap – ¥503 / Right: Honey Soap – ¥2,200 / Left: ¥2,200 Honey Face & Body Oil (48ml) – ¥2,200

The shop even sells its own honey-imbued cosmetics, all made with natural ingredients. Their soap is made with their popular Hanabana honey, and gives off a flavoursome honey smell. Your skin is left smooth, moisturised and smelling great after using it.

Their rich honey oil too is made with 90% plant-derived oil and is free from preservatives. It’s a great option for the coming dry season and is gentle on the skin.

 

If you visit the shop, they let you taste test their different types of honey too! Find your favourite.

 

▶︎Matsujiro Honey – Ise Oharaimachi Branch

Address: 7 Ujinakanokirichō, Ise, Mie

Opening Hours: 10:00-17:00

No Fixed Holidays

Official Website: https://www.matsujiro.shop/

 

 

Uoharu

Uroharu first opened its doors in 1931. Their products are sold as souvenirs to help spread the word of Ise’s rich food culture.

Same No Tare – Salt Flavour / Mirin Flavour

The item you absolutely want to look out for when going into Uohara is their “Same No Tare,” another Ise speciality. It was originally only eaten in Shima, Ise, but it was picked up on national television, leading it to become a food souvenir associated with Ise.

Uoharu’s products are seafood based, and there’s plenty to choose from. If you’re looking for a food product specifically from Ise then look no further than Uoharu.

 

▶Uoharu

Address: 49 Ujinakanokirichō, Ise, Mie

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (*Changes depending on season)

Closed: Wednesdays (Except on national holidays in which case closed on Thursdays)

Official Website: https://www.samenotare.jp/uoharu/

 

 

Henbaya – Oharaimachi Branch

Yet another speciality product of Ise comes from the much-beloved Henbaya, which first opened way back in 1775. The speciality products, also called “henbaya,” can be ordered either for takeout or enjoyed in the shop.

Henbaya (Includes 2) – ¥160

Henbaya are thin, round sticky rice cakes made with top of the range domestic ingredients and packed with smooth red bean paste. Both sides of these deliciously fragrant rice cakes are browned, and when bitten into, fill and melt in your mouth with the sweet, smooth flavour of the bean paste.

At the Oharaimachi branch of Henbaya they sell various other rice cakes too, all chewy and made with high quality ingredients from Japan. Pick up a pair and enjoy the sweet taste of Ise.

 

▶︎Henbaya – Oharaimachi Branch

Address: 1-149-1 Ujiurata, Ise, Mie

Closed: Mondays (Except on national holidays in which case closed on Tuesdays)

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Eating in-store runs until 16:30)

*Products may sell out before 17:00

*Opening hours subject to change for January

 

 

So, if you’re making a trip to the beautiful city of Ise, you now know the must-visit spots for finding souvenirs. Let us know if you visit any!

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    Today I introduce to you the “Ise LuLuLun” face mask, a souvenir from the Japanese city of Ise that’s perfect for that one person we all know who’s into beauty and cosmetics.

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    Ise Lululun is the first product in Japan to include extract of sakaki leaf which moisturises the skin. Sakaki is a flowering evergreen tree native to several Asian countries including Japan and is used as a symbol of longevity and vitality. The extract was made in cooperation with Ise City’s manufacturing and tourism department, making this a very special product indeed. The sakaki is used in various Shinto activities such as offering them to altars and household shrines. Ise itself is home to many sasaki trees from which the extract in the Ise Lululun is made. Its moisturising effect ensures the skin stays nice and moist.

     

    Let’s get onto talking about what it’s like to use this product. I’ve used Lululun packs in the past, but the feature of the Ise Lululun is absolutely the fragrance it gives off. The instant you bring the mask to your face your nose is filled with a smell akin to a forest of trees. If you close your eyes it’s like you’re enveloped in nature. It gives you a feeling of peace and tranquillity. And the way it relaxes you is nothing short of incredible… It’s truly a gift and souvenir from Ise, bound with the air and scent of the city.

     

    My face felt so smooth the day. I think I’ll definitely be using this again for special occasions.

    The Ise Lululun is a fusion of the Ise spirit of “being thankful for and treasuring every day” and Lululun’s own spirit of being in high spirits and sound health. At the end of the day it made me hold my head high and say “thank you” to today. I was also warmed by the message written on the packaging (which you can see above).

     

    If you plan a trip to Ise be sure to check out this exclusive beautifying item and maybe pick one up as a souvenir.

     

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  • New ‘Purin Soft’ Dessert Released at Ise Purin no Tetsujin in Ise

    15.July.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    Ise Purin no Tetsujin is a shop in the coastal city of Ise that specialises in ‘purin,’ a type of Japanese dessert made with custard and caramel.

    The shop has just released their new Purin Soft dessert which is purin served in a jar with a fresh dollop of specially made soft serve ice cream.

    Purin Soft – ¥390 (Tax Included)

     

    The purin itself is described as ‘retro’ in that it has a rich and distinct eggy flavour that is nostalgic to Japanese people. It’s topped with a generous serving of refreshingly delicious soft serve.

     

    In the middle you’ll find cube shaped rusks which offer a crunchy layer of texture to the softness of the purin and creaminess of the ice cream. Combining that with a drizzle of caramel means you’ll get to enjoy 3 completely different flavours.

     

    Grab yourself a Purin Soft and enjoy strolling around to see the sights of Ise.

     

    ■Information

    Ise Purin no Tetsujin

    Address: 24 Ujimazaikecho, Ise, Mie Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm (No Fixed Holidays)

    TEL: 0596-63-9200

    Website:  http://dessert-restaurant-626.business.site/

     

  • Purification Footbath Introduced at Meotoiwa Museum in Ise, Mie Prefecture

    03.May.2018 | SPOT

    In the town of Futami, located in Ise, Mie Prefecture is ISE Meotoiwa Meato Yokocho, one of the largest shopping facilities for souvenirs across the Shima Peninsula. Inside is the Meotoiwa Museum where they offer activities for tourists. They have just introduced the Misogi no Ashiyu, or ‘Purification Footbath,’ which uses seawater from Meotoiwa, Futami.

    夫婦岩ミュージアム
    Futami is a place where purification ceremonies took place at Misogi Hama, the purification beach of Futaminoura where the Meoto Iwa, or ‘Married Couple Rocks’ are located. This happened before one went to pray before the Ise Grand Shrine at a steam bath during the Edo Period, which is now next to Okitama Shrine. Additionally, in 1882, it received recognition as Japan’s first swimming area in the ocean, and bustled with members of the imperial family who used it as a health resort, including Emperor Taisho. The ocean water used in the purification footbath is normally taken from the seawater well located inside the facility. It is poured into the footbath bucket after being heated at the source of the free-flowing water.

    みそぎフィッシュ

    There’s plenty of other fun content to enjoy too, including a new purification-style fish tank, a spot to take photos themed on the Married Couple Rocks, and more!

    夫婦岩ミュージアム2
    Why not enjoy a footbath to cleanse yourself before going to see the Married Couple Rocks?

     

    ■Information
    ISE Meotoiwa Meato Yokocho

    Address: 580 Futamichoe, Ise-shi, Mie Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Times may vary depending on the season)
    TEL: 0596-43-4111
    Website: https://ise-seaparadise.com/

     

    ISE Sea Paradise

    Address: Same as above

    Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
    TEL: 0596-42-1760
    Website: https://ise-seaparadise.com/

     

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    ISE SHOP is like a museum

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    These shinju pearls are also a famous specialty product of Ise and come in a line-up of items from affordable to more special ones.

     

    Hard candies perfect as souvenirs, Asao Nori seaweed for meals, and more

     

     

    Two individuals associated with Ise also pay a visit

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    Left: Hikari Shibata | Right: Yuri Suganuma

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    Commemorative photo with the ISE SHOP-exclusive bag

     

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    An assortment of Kayanoya’s popular “Kayanoya Dashi” and their flavour-packed “Kiwami Dashi.” A great pick for those who want to return the favour with something out of the ordinary.

    uka nail oil 13:00 – ¥3,300 @ FruitGATHERING (GRANSTA Floor B1F) / Available: Now on sale

    Scented with refreshing mint and lemon and keeps your nails and skin nice and moist.

    ecoffee cup-WILLIAM MORRIS – ¥2,310 Each @ Neue (GRANSTA Marunouchi Floor B1F) / Available: Now on sale

    These beautifully stylish, textile-design cups are reusable, so you can take your coffee with you wherever and whenever.

  • Tokyo Tokyo Official Souvenir Shop Opens in Haneda Airport

    27.February.2020 | SPOT

    Tokyo Toyko, a website that provides information on things to do in Japan’s capital, opened its own souvenir shop, called Tokyo Tokyo Official Souvenir Shop, in EDO KOJI on February 22, 2020, which is located on the fourth floor of Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal.

    As part of an effort to promote the appeals of Tokyo to the world, Tokyo Metropolis is carrying our PR work and branding with the catchphrase “Tokyo Tokyo Old meets New.”

    Happy Daruma / Mamehapi

    Edo Kimekomi Waving Cat

    The “Tokyo Omiyage Seisaku Project” aims to develop products in collaboration with Tokyo Metropolis and local businesses with the “Tokyo Tokyo” brand. To date, 50 products (excluding colour variations) have been produced, from traditional crafts to stationery, food, and moreーall embodying the spirit of Tokyo.

    The shop design features illustrations of Asakusa and Shibuya, two a symbols of Tokyo that have been around since the Edo Period and are and hub of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture respectively. The shop is also planning to hold workshops, where you can learn to make your own daruma and origami.

     

    If you’re travelling to or from Haneda Airport, then be sure to pay a visit to Tokyo Tokyo Official Souvenir Shop where you can pick up souvenirs that combine traditional and contemporary culture.

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