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We, a family of four, want to visit Ise Jingu and Nagashima Spa land from Tokyo for 2 nights 3days. Please advise me on the best area to book an accommodation in order to visit both.

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We, a family of four, want to visit Ise Jingu and Nagashima Spa land from Tokyo for 2 nights 3days. Please advise me on the best area to book an accommodation in order to visit both.

I’d like to visit Ise shrine with my children but I’m sure that they won’t be satisfied just with visiting Ise shrine so we’re thinking to go to the amusement park. Please advise me on the best area to book an accommodation in order to visit both.

  • Family
  • Mie
  • Grand Shrine of Ise
  • April
  • Two nights

Hotel Hanamizuki

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Hotel Hanamizuki

4.8

  • address
  • 3338, URAYASU, NAGASHIMACHO, KUWANA-SHI, MIE, 511-1192, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 20 mins bus from Kintetsu Kuwana Station.

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It is a fantastic hotel at which everything is there!

The excellent points of this hotel are the convenient location, the comfortable room, the friendly staff and the delicious meal. I stayed there many times and I think no matter who you are with or on your own, you will be surely satisfied.

without fail

It is a hotel connected to the Nagashima Spa Land. There is the amusement park and the Outlet Mall. The time passes very quickly there and you’ll get tired by the early evening. You can have your evening meal at the Outlet Mall. If you are with your children, this has to be your best hotel to stay.

Hotel Hanamizuki

As you have been looking for an accommodation, when you go to the Ise Shrine and the Nagashima Spa Land on 3-day-holiday, I recommend Hotel Hanamizuki.
It is very close to the Nagashima Spa Land, so you can enjoy yourself there until late at night.

the hotel next to your destination

The Nagashima Spa Land has 3 official hotels, so you can choose one of them. Especially, this hotel has a perfect hot-spring and a meal. The scenery from the room is superb. It has an established reputation for being polite to guests.

the hotel in the Nagashima hot-spring

The Hotel Hanamizuki in the Nagashima hot-spring is next to the Nagashima Spa Land. Why don’t you go to the Nagashima Spa Land on the 1st day and then relax at the nearest hotel? On the following day, why don’t you head for Ise and stay in Ise?

It is connected to the Nagashima Spa Land.

It is a famous hotel in the Mie prefecture. The facilities as well as their hospitality is perfect. The meals are superb and they have a hot-spring. In their site, there is the Mitsui Outlet Mall. All of your family can enjoy it.

You can enjoy their hospitality at the classy hotel.

The Hotel Hanamizuki is a classy hotel which is attached to the Nagashima Spa Land. When you stay there, you can get a day pass to use the Spa Land cheaper. You can enjoy staying at this calm atmosphere hotel and you can go to the Spa Land directly from the hotel. The access to the Spa Land from Tokyo is you go to Nagoya, using a Bullet train and go to Kuwana from Nagoya on the Kintetsu-Nagoya-line. The bus to the Spa Land is operating directly to the Spa, so you’ll never get lost. After enjoying the Spa Land all day, you take the Express train to the Kintetsu-ujiyamada station from the Kintetsu Kuwana station to visit the Ise inside shrine. Then visit the Ise outside shrine, using a local bus or a taxi. And then when you arrive at the Toba station on a bus, the shuttle-bus from the Hotel Urashima will be waiting for you. The Hotel Urashima which has a cave open-air hot-spring from where you can see clear across the sea is one of the most famous ones. The superior hospitality of the Mie prefecture will welcome you and your family. You can enjoy the sea-products until your heart is content. This is the royal road of the Mie sightseeing. If you want your trip not to be regretful, this is the best plan. I’m very confident. If you have enough time, it’s another enjoyment for you to go to Matsuzaka, using the Kintetsu-line to enjoy the Matsuzaka-beef at the long-established restaurant, “Wadakin” for sukiyaki and at the steak house, “Mimatsu” for the Matsuzaka-beef steak.

If you are going to stay for 2 nights, stay at different hotels.

I recommend the Kochoran in the Toba-city, if you use trains. It is convenient for visiting the Ise Shrine and they pick you up and take you back on their limousine-bus. It will be a good memory of your trip. The hotel itself is dated, but the meal is delicious. The Hanamizuki is the official hotel of the Nagashima Resort with various privileges.

Ise Kaguraba Resort Sennomori

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Ise Kaguraba Resort Sennomori

4.8

  • address
  • 1165-1, SOCHICHO, ISE-SHI, MIE, 516-1102, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 15 min from Tamaki IC. Shuttle to Ujiyamada Station available (prebooking required)

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There is a shuttle-bus service to the Ise Shrine.

It was a very convenient inn, as they provided a shuttle-bus to the Ise Shrine. When I stayed at the inn, there were many families with their children, but after when I entered in my room, I didn’t hear their noise. So, you’ll be OK, even though you’ll be with your children. They have some rooms with their own open-air hot-springs. The meal is buffet-styled with the local cuisine. They have the athletic field for children to enjoy and you can rent a bicycle.

How about the plan like this?

Are you driving? On the 1st day, stay in the Yunoyama hot-spring area. On the 2nd day, stay near Ujiyamada. It is the inn named “Kuranosuke” in the Yunoyama hot-spring area. http://kuranosuke.com/ As you are with your children, I recommend the inn which has a Japanese-styled room. The charge is reasonable. The inn on the 2nd day is “Sen-no-mori” in the Ise Kaguraba Resort. http://www.sennoori.com/ As they have a reserved hot-spring, your fatigue from the trip will be comforted. I arranged this trip to be able to use the Kintetsu-line for both places.

Yunoyama Onsen Irodorikoyo

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Yunoyama Onsen Irodorikoyo

4.0

  • address
  • 8497, KOMONO, KOMONO-CHO MIE-GUN, MIE, 510-1233, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Kintetsu Yunoyama Onsen Station/25 min (15km) from Higashi Meihan Yokkaichi IC

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How about the Yunoyama hot-spring?

It is a 20-minute-ride in a car from the Tomeihando Yokkaichi IC. It has been a hot-spring since a long time ago. As a location, it is at the foot of the Suzuka mountain ranges, so it is almost 1 hour from the Yokkaichi-city. From the Yokkaichi IC, it is a 20-minute-ride in a car, using the highway to the Nagashima Spa Land. Going to Ise, it may take 1 hour and a half in a car.

This is recommended, if you go in your car.

The hotel is in the Yunoyama hot-spring area which is in the suburbs of Yokkaichi city between the Nagashima Spa Land and the Ise Shrine. After you enjoy yourself in the Nagashima Spa Land, you can enjoy the hot-spring. If you have enough time, you can climb up Mt. Gozaisho, using the ropeway.

Toba Hotel International

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Toba Hotel International

4.7

  • address
  • 1-23-1, Toba, Toba city, Mie 517-0011, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • It takes about 5 minutes from Toba Station by the shuttle bus which runs every 30 minutes from 8:45 to 18:00

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The scenery and the meal are superb.

The hotel is near the Toba station. It is a noted hotel with class where the Royal family and celebrities stay. Each room is 70㎡ in size. It was renovated 2 years ago and is very clean. You can see the Toba Bay down below and can have a view of Kamishima which was filmed in “Shiosai”, The meal is an exquisite French cuisine.

You can enjoy the Mie cuisine as well.

I have lived in the Mie prefecture until last year. I recommend around Ise to stay. Because when you come from Tokyo, you can visit the Nagashima Spa Land on your way to or on your way back. Staying in Ise city doesn’t have any point, as most sightseeing spots, such as the Okage Street, the spots around the Ise Shrine and other places are close in the early evening. If you stay at Toba, you can enjoy delicious sea-products cheaply. It is a 30-minute-ride in a car from Ise to Toba. The Toba Kokusai Hotel which I recommend is a well-known hotel in Toba for the stable services. You can have your evening meal either at the hotel or at a restaurant around the hotel. The restaurant named “Kuroshio” is locally famous. It’s a 90-minute-ride in a car, using the highway from Ise to Nagashima Spa Land. So, you don’t have to stay at somewhere in between. So, as a conclusion, on the 1st day, you can enjoy looking around the Toba area and have your evening meal in Toba. On the 2nd day, you can sightsee in the Ise Shrine area and have your evening meal in Ise-city or Toba. On the 3rd day, leaving the hotel early in the morning, you can enjoy the Nagashima Spa Land, arriving at the opening time and then go back to Tokyo.

Ise Shima Royal Hotel

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Ise Shima Royal Hotel

4.7

  • address
  • 939-6, Aza-kasatori, Matoya, Isobe-cho, Shima city, Mie 517-0295, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 10 min by taxi from Isobe station on Kintetsu Shima Line / 24 km from Exit Toba of Pearl Road

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It’s convenient, as it’s close to the Ise Shrine.

This hotel is spacious. The rock-bath in an open-air hot-spring has the open feeling. The souvenir shops are sufficient, so you will have no problem in finding your souvenirs. The hotel is close to the Ise Shrine and the Spanish Village. If you stay at a hotel somewhere between, it is inconvenient. I recommend that you should stay at a hotel which is close to specifically one place.

Nemu Hotel & Resort Exceed Nemu

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Nemu Hotel & Resort Exceed Nemu

4.6

  • address
  • OSAKIHANTO, HAMAJIMA, SHIMA-GUN, MIE 517-0403, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 10 MINUTES BY TAXI OR BUS FROM UGATA STATION ON KINTETSU LINE.

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You’ll be wrapped with enjoyment all day long.

This accommodation is close to the Ise Shrine. You can enjoy the Park golf, fishing, tennis, the table tennis and the hot-spring. You don’t waste any time until you go to bed. The meal is buffet-styled for a breakfast as well as an evening meal. You can eat your favourite food as much as you like. In the site, there is a shuttle-bus, so you don’t have to walk a lot.

Hotel Greenpark Suzuka

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Hotel Greenpark Suzuka

4.1

  • address
  • 4-15-20, SHIROKO, SUZUKA, MIE 510-0243, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 7-MINUTE WALK FROM KINTETSU SHIROKO STATION.

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reasonable cost and a secure feeling

At this time of the year, the Ise Shrine as well as the Nagashima Spa Land is very crowded at weekend. This hotel between Ise and Nagashima may be a less well-know one. Even if you are with your child, you should ask for your favourite room. When my daughter visited the Ise Shrine, she stayed there and she found it very good. She seems to be very happy with the free parking area. By the way, the Suzuka Circuit is also an amusement park where children can enjoy themselves. Various campaigns are being shown.

Hotel Greenpark Tsu

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Hotel Greenpark Tsu

3.0

  • address
  • 700, HADOKORO-CHO, TSU, MIE 514-0009, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • IN FRONT OF JR AND KINTETSU TSU STATION.

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between the Spa Land and the Ise Shrine

The Tsu-city is located between the Spa Land and Ise. So, each distance from the hotel could be shortened. This hotel’s family plan provides 2 bedrooms, so you can have a good night’s sleep, feeling relaxed. The breakfast was buffet-styled with variety in the menu. The modern looking room was simple but clean.

Toba View Hotel Hanashinju

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Toba View Hotel Hanashinju

4.6

  • address
  • 1075-98, Arashima-cho, Toba city, Mie 517-0021, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 3 hr by train from Tokyo / 1 hr 40 min by train from Nagoya / 2 hr by train from Osaka / 2 hr from Chubu Centrair International Airport / We offer free shuttle bus from Toba station. Bus runs twice per hour between 14:00 - 18:00 ( on the hour and at half past the hour ) / 8 min by car from Toba station ( Kintetsu Line ) / 25 min drive from Ise-nishi I.C. of Ise Expressway

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if you like it,

Although it is not close to the Nagashima Spa Land, my recommendation is the Toba View Hotel Hanashinju in the Toba area which is close to Ise. A few years ago the new building was completed and I remember it was excellent. They have a reserved open-air hot-spring and it is just right for a family with children.

Toba Seaside Hotel

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Toba Seaside Hotel

4.6

  • address
  • 1084, ARASHIMACHO, TOBA-SHI, MIE, 517-0021, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 10 mins by car from Kintetsu/JR Toba Stn (free shuttle avail/regular service). Ise IC->Ise Futami Toba Line, 25 mins

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Please enjoy the Mie prefecture, staying in Toba to the full!!

Why don’t you enjoy the sea-products from Iseshima, staying in Toba on your 1st day from Tokyo? If you have enough time, why don’t you visit the Mikimoto Pearl Island or the Toba Aquarium? Why don’t you stay at the largest hotel in the Ara Island, the Toba Seaside Hotel? You can choose a high-class Japanese cuisine or a buffet-styled meal which is the children’s favourite for your evening meal. On the following day, you can go to the Nagashima Spa Land after visiting the inside and outside shrines of the Ise Shrine. (the Okage Street is in the inside shrine) Then you can stay at the Hanamizuki in the site of the Nagashima Spa Land. (The baths are very sufficient.) You can still enjoy the following morning in the Nagashima Spa Land before heading back to Tokyo.