Toba Bay provides a serene view of three green islands arranged like stepping stones in the blue sea.

Sunrise over Toba Bay
Sunrise over Toba Bay

Beautiful Ago Bay in contrast offers a rugged coastline and floating rafts used for pearl cultivation. Ago Bay, with its floating pearl-culturing rafts, is famed for its scenic evening views.

Ago Bay
Ago Bay

Visitors can take a sightseeing cruise to view the scenery of Ise-Shima National Park at its most spectacular. Lunch and barbecue cruises are also offered.

Toba Bay Dolphin Island Seaside Leisure Complex

Ise Shima Island Tour
Ise Shima Island Tour

A small island in Toba Bay where dolphins live. In addition to the enjoyable dynamic dolphin and sea lion shows, in the summer you can bathe in the sea or fish throughout the four seasons. An observation tower and promenade are also provided, so that you can fully enjoy the view of the refreshing sea.

Shima Marine Leisure Co., Ltd. offer Kashikojima España Cruise (Ago Bay sightseeing) which is 50-minute cruise around the deep-blue Ago Bay, viewing the pearl rafts and rias-type coastline from aboard a sightseeing ship modeled on a Spanish galleon from the great maritime age.

For a short time, why not try the elegant flavor of breathing the sea breezes while waves gently rock the boat? In the middle of the cruise, the ship will stop at the pearl factory, and you can observe the job of inserting the nucleus of the pearl.

Toba Bay Cruises: Five-minute walk from JR or Kintetsu Toba stations Ago Bay Sightseeing Cruises: Five-minute walk from Kintetsu Kashiko-jima station.
Toba Bay Dolphin Island Seaside Leisure Complex
Shima Marine Leisure Co., Ltd. 1 – 2383-51, Toba Bay, Toba City (Toba-shi) 517-0011, Mie Prefecture TEL:(0599)-25-3147 FAX:(0599)-25-3179

Website: http://shima-marineleisure.com/

Toba Port Festival

A midsummer festival celebration mainly on Toba Bay, with a fireworks festival over the ocean, performance by Kuki Suigun drum troop, a ship parade on the ocean, and other activities spreading the enjoyment.

Yokoyama Observation Tower

Yokoyama Observation Tower
Yokoyama Observation Tower

An observation tower that lets you see the Shima region in all directions. You can take in Ago Bay in a single glance and can see Mt. Asamayama from the Kumano direction in the distance. Observation Towers 1 through 3 is situated along the ridge. The view of Ago Bay which spreads out to the south is a top-class scene even for Ise Shima.

Shima Nature School

This school offers programs that visitors can enjoy with their families and friends while being immersed in the rich nature of Ise Shima National Park. Visitors can experience the four seasons and a variety of programs in fields such as the sea (kayaking, water ball, crab fishing, etc.) and Satoyama (a guided cycling tour, etc.) around Ago Bay.

Shima Nature School

2199 Daiocho Nakiri, Shima, Mie Prefecture 517-0603, Japan TEL: 0599-72-1733 FAX: 0599-72-1736

Website: http://shima-sg.com/

Tomoyama Park

A 6.8km promenade where you can enjoy nature to the fullest, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Ago Bay and reading the nameplates of the trees along the promenade. There is also an observation tower.

Tomoyama Park Management Office

2199 Daiocho Nakiri, Shima, Mie Prefecture 517-0603, Japan TEL: 0599-72-4636 FAX: 0599-72-4637

E-mail: tomo…@shima.mctv.ne.jp

Website: http://www.shima.mctv.ne.jp/~tomoyama

Ise-Wan Ferry

Isewan Ferry Toba City Mie Prefecture
Isewan Ferry Toba City Mie Prefecture

Operating between the ports of Toba in Mie Prefecture and Irago in Aichi Prefecture in approximately 55 minutes. An optimum route combining speedy transfer with the enjoyment of scenic Ise Bay’s natural beauty.
Ise-Wan Ferry, Toba Ferry Terminal

Website: http://www.isewanferry.co.jp/index.php

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