Ise/ Rental Electric Vehicles~sacred river route~/90min

From JPY ¥8,000.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Ise-shi, Mie
  • Product code: EN-MIE-7305-73051

【STORY】

[International driver's license required]

“Ise Jingu shrine” is the “spiritual hometown of the Japanese people” and is said to be the place to visit Ise at least once in a lifetime.
Despite being repeatedly relocated over the past 1,300 years, the shrine and its ancient and new forms have been passed down through the generations, and its inside aspires to resemble a museum of Japanese culture.
Okage-Yokocho, just outside the boundaries of the Ise Jingu Inner Shrine, is lined with more than 50 stores selling carefully selected local delicacies and souvenirs of Ise, and you can freely stroll around this area.

Enjoying to the full the wonderful attractions that Ise has to offer is inconvenient to do using a bus or taxi!
How about making use of your spare time before or after worshipping/walking to enjoy some prime spots around Okage-Yokocho?
A new travel style to enjoy sightseeing and staying at your own pace with a dedicated map in hand was born in Ise, including photo spots, such as the "stepping stones" upstream of the sacred Isuzu River flowing at the foot of the inner shrine, and enjoy forest bathing under the sparkling sunlight through the path of trees in the “Forest of the Gods”, and greeting the gods for opening the way and the arts.
Take this opportunity to visit not only Jingu Shrine and Okage-Yokocho, but also Ise's great nature and make this trip a memorable one with your loved ones.

*With this plan, you will not be accompanied by a guide. There is also a 150-minute plan, in which you can visit Futami with a guide.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

  • Commemorative opening price until the end of April, 2024!
  • With the concept of "Go to the place you like. With the people you like. At the time you like.", this is a vehicle rental system with recommended routes devised by a local travel agency.
  • [International driver's license required] Choose the vehicle you like and visit places you can only go with a small and powerful electric tuk-tuk or bike.
  • <Upstream of Isuzu River> This photogenic trip will allow you to enjoy not only the Jingu shrine, but to feel the murmuring of the river, and the wind and abundant greenery of nature.
  • <Sarutahiko Jinja Shrine> Touch your zodiac for good luck! You can also greet the god of the road and the god of entertainment during your visit to Ise!


【SCHEDULE】

Please select your start time in the box on the upper right.

[00:00] Senokuniya (Tavizo Ise sales office)
【Registration / Pre-Guide] Filling in the pledge form / Distribution of the MAP / Briefing of the course
【Rental】Guidance of how to ride the electric vehicle / Practice
【Departure】Feel the wind on your face and explore where you want to go.

・Eboshi Rock
This place, where there are the Eboshi rocks of the “sacred Isuzu River”, is a place of relaxation for the people of the region. Birds are drawn by the murmuring of the river, and the famous Japanese freshwater "Koi" fish can be seen swimming in the river.
*They are called Eboshi rocks due to the similarity of their shape to “Eboshi” Japanese-style hats, an ancient item of clothing in Japan.

・Stepping stones
This is a special space upstream of the “sacred Isuzu River”. There are “stepping stones”, where you can cross the river by tracking the rocks. The sound of the wind can be heard through the mountains, the murmur of the river, and other voices of nature. As this is a sacred place, it is also popular as a place to take pictures to commemorate wedding ceremonies.
*You cannot go deep into the opposite bank

・Kinmeisui(spring water)
Kinemeisui, which is one source of the “sacred Isuzu River”, is a point where you can fill your personal water bottle with the water flowing out of a small cave. Japan's mountains and forests are home to many water sources that are a blessing of nature, and most of the world's famous sakes are made from the famous waters of each region.

・Sarutahiko Shrine
This is a special place where a “god” is enshrined, believed to be the one who guides people, who wears a mask with a high nose and shoes called "Kogeta." In Japan, many people believe that there is a mystical influence on encounters between people and how things are done, and so they feel both fear and familiarity with the existence of deities, called “Sarutahiko”, who were eventually anthropomorphized and revered in the form of shrines in many places around Japan. Among these, Sarutahiko Shrine in Ise is considered to be exceptional, and is the No. 1 place to go for people who want to start something or meet someone, and many people visit it at important stages of their lives, such as for weddings and the “Shichi-go-san” (7-5-3) festival where they wish for the growth of their children.

[01:30] End


【EXPERIENCE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION】

*There are two types of electric vehicles you can be rented: the "TUKTUK" and the "BIKE".
An international driver's license is required, so if you don't have an international driver's license, you can still ride an electric scooter. (16 years old and older can drive)
*For those who are riding electric vehicles for the first time, please be reassured that you will have the opportunity to practice before we set off.


【THINGS TO NOTE】

  • Duration:90 minutes
  • Meeting point:Senokuniya (Tavizo Ise sales office) [MAP]
    117 Ujiimazaikecho, Ise City, Mie 516,0024 (inside Senokuniya)
  • Access: 
    (1)20 minutes by Mie Kotsu (Sanko) bus from Kinki Nippon Railway Ujiyamada station (Iseshi station).
      1-minute walk from Naiku-mae bus stop of Mie Kotsu (Sanko) bus
    (2)Ise Expressway 5 mins by car from the Ise-Nishi interchange
    Two minutes walk from the Ise Jingu adjacent parking lot
    ※Senokuniya, which has an old-worldy appearance is located in front of Ujibashi Bridge, which can be found in front of Ise Jingu Shrine.
  • Language support:Japanese
    *We have prepared a guide tool in English.
  • Included:
    ・Dedicated vehicle rental(choose from two options of ①Tuk-tuk ②Bike *includes advance practice)
    ・Loan of a smartphone for safety and peace of mind
    ・Original excursion map(including GoogleMap)
    ・Equipment such as helmets and warm clothing
    ・Preliminary advice(Advance information on the course and safety/security)
    ・Baggage storage during rental
    ・Personal Accident Insurance
  • Excluded:
    ・Guide fee
    ・Vehicle insurance (full reimbursement for any damage to the vehicle caused by dangerous driving, etc.)
  • Items to bring:
    ・A Valid International or Japanese driver's license is compulsory.
    To drive an Electric Motorcycle: 50cc Motorcycle License
    For Tuk-Tuk and Mini Jeep: Standard driver's license
  • Clothes:Although there are no hard and fast rules, as the bikes and Tuk-tuks are affected by the wind, we would not recommend wearing skirts.
  • Participation requirements:
    ・Bike and Tuk-Tuk drivers must have an international driver's license
    ・Children can only ride in the rear seats of Tuk-Tuks(You will need to carry children in your arms who cannot sit on their own.)
    ・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
    ・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
    ・If you are pregnant, please check with your doctor to see if you can participate.
    ・【Weight restrictions】
     Tuk-Tuk / Total weight 220kg or below (up to 3 people can ride one vehicle)
     Bike, scooter/100kg or below
  • Special support:Luggage storage is available.
  • Free WI-FI:No
  • Toilet:Yes (Western-style)
  • Other things to note:
    【Late policy】
    If 30 minutes pass after the registration time without any contact, this shall be deemed a cancelation, and a cancelation fee shall be charged(same day cancel:100%).

    【Vehicle selection conditions】Select at the time of application
    ・Please enter the type of vehicle (1) Tuk-Tuk or (2) Bike in "Special Requirements" at the time of booking. (However, where there is availability, changes can be made after the test ride at the site.).
    ・TUKTUK can be selected from 2 or more people

    【For foreign visitors: do you have an international driver's license? 】
    Foreign visitors to Japan need an international driving license to drive a car in Japan.

    【In case of cancellation due to weather or other circumstances】
    We will notify you by e-mail by 3:00 p.m. the day before the tour.


【CANCELLATION POLICY】

Until 72 hours before the experience start time: 0%
From 72 hours before the experience start time to start time: 100%
Cancellation after the experience has started or cancellation without contact: 100%
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.