Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Trip to Ise&Toba - First Day pics

Recent busy work doesn't allow me to update my English blog here... Japanese blog either though...
Early in November, I made the weekend trip with the gals !!!! Sounds fun, right ?
The location we visited are Ise and Toba cities. Ise is very famous city with a big shrine that is No.1 Shrine in Japan. Toba is the neighboring city to Ise. It is very nice place along the coast. Famous for ''Pearl farming''. The company '' Mikimoto'' is born in this place, also farmous for seafood catching by Ama Divers.
There are many Japanese Ryokan hotel (big and small). I have been there many times but really nice places. I highly recommend them.
Around 2 hours by train from Osaka and Nagoya.

1) Lunch at Ama Diver's house. The aged women  on the pics are actual Ama Divers and it is incrediable that they are still diving to catch ablone or clams etc. The oldest is near 80 years old. They are very fine and welcome to many visitors there and serve the Seafood BBQ. They appeared on the overseas TV shows and many foreign visitors come !

2) Small local shrine.

3) HOTELS we started at


  1. Awesome Noriko! I love seeing sights from other places. Thanks for sharing a small glimpse into Japan.

  2. Thanks for sharing ^_^, the island looks so serene, must be so relaxing to have vacation there. By the way, did you know, there also a lake name Toba in Indonesia :D, what a coincidence!