Flower Festival 2024 [Shima Kokubunji]

The ``Flower Festival 2024'' at Shima Kokubunji, affectionately known as ``Yoka-san,'' will be held on Wednesday, May 2024, 5, to celebrate the birthday of Buddha.

What is “Shima Kokubunji Flower Festival”?

Shima Kokubunji's Flower Festival is an event to celebrate the birth of Buddha by pouring sweet tea over the Buddha statue enshrined in the ornate Hanamido Hall.

Yoka (Youka)

Generally, it is held on April 4th, the day of Buddha's birth, but here at Shima Kokubunji, it is held on May 8th every year, and the locals call it ``Yoka (Yokazu)-san.'' It is popularly known as.


Dates2024 years 5 month 8 Date (water)
VenueShima Kokubunji Temple
(517 Kokufu, Ago-cho, Shima-shi, Mie 0506-XNUMX)
ParkingAvailable / 50 units / Free


*For the first time in five years, we are planning to pour sweet tea on the Buddha where Buddha was born.

(To prevent people from sharing sweet tea, and for safety and hygiene reasons, we will only serve sweet tea to celebrate Buddha's birthday.)

*Please visit from the worship area (outer hall) of the main hall.

* Disinfectants will be installed in the main hall, reception area, etc.

*We ask that everyone visiting the shrine take measures to prevent infection according to the situation at the time.


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8th Kokufu Festival

The 2024th Kokufu Festival will be held from April 4, 28 (Sunday) at Kokufu Shirahama and Kokufu Shirahama Rest House.

What is Kokufu Festival?

The Kokufu Youth Association, formed by local young people who love Kokufu, has been holding the Kokufu Festival since 2015 in order to further enliven the area. Thanks to everyone's warm cooperation, this year will be the 8th time this event has been held.


Time & DateSunday, April 2024, 4 28:10-00:17
VenueKokufu Shirahama Rest House, Kokufu Shirahama
SponsorshipKokufu Festival Executive Committee (Kokufu Youth Association)


Sand art exhibition opening ceremony 10:00~

Sand art exhibition opening ceremony

The opening ceremony for the sand art exhibition will be held by the participants of the "Sand Art Contest" to be held on the 27th.

Booths (restaurants, etc.) 10:00~

Many wonderful shops have opened, including the Indonesian restaurant ``Bali House,'' ``Oyatsuya,'' which serves stylish lunches, ``Cocojan Kitchen,'' a kitchen truck with Cuban and mackerel sandwiches, and ``Ajiro,'' which serves Shimanokuni yakisoba. will be done.

Booth (restaurants, etc.)

Isobe drum performance 12:00~

Isobe drum performance

A performance method inherited from the ``Isobe Gakuuchi,'' which is also said to be the battle drum of the Kuki Suigun.
The Isobe Gakuuchi is a unique horizontal drum that is different from regular drums in that it is played using a large drum placed on the ground. This traditional drum has a wild and powerful dynamic beauty, and its characteristic pauses are also artistic.

Hula Studio Kai Lani Hula Dance 11:00~

Hula Studio Kai Lani is a hula dance studio with its main school in Ise. This is a very popular studio that has been active since 2010 and has appeared at many events in Ise, Shima, and outside the prefecture.

Hula Studio Kai Lani Hula Dance

Kokufu Shirahama de Shell Bottle Experience 13:00~

Kokufu Shirahama de treasure hunt (elementary school students and younger) 13:00~



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Sand Art Competition [Kokufu Festival]

Sand Art Competition [Kokufu Festival]

The "Sand Art Competition" will be held at Kokufu Shirahama and Kokufu Shirahama Rest House from Saturday, April 2024, 4.

We are currently recruiting participants (deadline: April 4th), so please take advantage of this opportunity to participate.


Time & DateSaturday, September 2024, 4 27:10-
* Postponed to 28th due to rain
VenueKokufu Shirahama Rest House, Kokufu Shirahama
SponsorshipKokufu Festival Executive Committee (Kokufu Youth Association)

Wanted summary

Recruitment targetFor groups of 1 to 10 people
* Elementary school students and younger must be accompanied by a guardian.
Entry fee2000 yen/set
Production time4 hours and half
presentation timeYes
prizeGrand Prix: 3 yen
Other awards available

How to apply *Deadline: Wednesday, April 2024, 4



2954-4 Kokufu, Ago-cho, Shima-shi, Mie Prefecture

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Pre-opening of guest rooms with hot spring open-air baths! (March 2024, 3) [Shinyu Asobi Neboya]

Example of a guest room with an open-air hot spring bath *Image photo
Example of a guest room with an open-air hot spring bath *Image photo

Tomorrow, March 3th (Saturday), some of the guest rooms and private hot spring baths that have been renovated since November 16 at the popular accommodation facility "Shinyu Asobi Neboya" will reopen on March 2023th. I will do it.

To commemorate the reopening, we have also introduced a special guest room plan with an open-air hot spring bath that is 1 yen off per person from the regular price. Please take this opportunity to make a reservation.

Renewal opening commemoration/Room plan with hot spring open-air bath *HP only

periodNovember 2024, 3 - January 16, 2024
Reference price per person[Two meals included] ¥2 - ¥22,500 (service charge and consumption tax included)
Completely private restaurant

Completely private restaurant *Image photo

For meals, enjoy dishes with a theme of Ise-Shima delicacies and hot springs in a space with a calm atmosphere.

Private hot spring bath (opens March 3th)

Hot spring private bath (opens March 3th) *Image photo

You can use several private baths, including a hot spring bath that is rare in Mie Prefecture. Please be sure to visit the hot springs while taking a bath in your guest room.


食 前 酒
Pay firstSeasoned conch shellfish
AppetizerAssortment of seven carefully selected varieties
ZosatoAssortment of four carefully selected hot spring salt water and homemade soy sauce
Warm foodPearl pork hot pot (locally raised pig)
soupTurban shell soup
Neboya specialtyIse lobster & shellfish prefix
Meat dishgrilled beef loin
VinegarSakura sea bream wrapped in dragon skin
riceseafood chazuke
Today's dessert
*Both dinner and breakfast will be restaurant meals.

[Regarding dinner time]

Meal times are determined by the hotel, depending on arrival time, number of guests, food content, etc.

◆We also accept custom-made dishes. Please contact us by the day before.

[When making a reservation]

*Smoking is prohibited in both the rooms and the building. If you wish to smoke, please use the smoking area outside the building.

*This hotel strictly prohibits guests with tattoos from staying or entering the facility.

hotel reservation


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19th Yokoyama Sakura Festival

19th Yokoyama Sakura Festival

The 2024th Yokoyama Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on March 3, 30 (Saturday) at the Yokoyama Cherry Blossom Garden in the Forest of Creation.

A variety of events will be held at the venue, including folk dances, health exercises, cherry blossom concerts, hula dancing, erhu performances, and recitations of Sunshine Cherry Blossoms.

At the Hospitality Corner, people of all ages can enjoy activities such as Aosa Soup, a children's corner, and used books to take home.

In addition, the merchandise corner sells a variety of Shima specialties such as tekone sushi and oyster rice.

Please feel free to invite your family and friends to join us.


DatesSaturday, March 2024, 3 *Postponed in case of rain
VenueForest of Creation/Yokoyama Cherry Garden
(517-0501 Ugata, Ago-cho, Shima-shi, Mie 628-88)
SponsorshipYokoyama Sakura-kai/Aji Hanano-kai


10:00Opening Ceremony
10:15Folk dance, Okushima Ondo, etc. / Ugata Neighborhood Association Women's Division
10:45Health exercise presentation / Shima City Sports Voluntary Group
11:15Sakura Concert / Chorus Shima
11:50Hula Dance / Hula Mahalo Kai
12:20Erhu performance / Cynthia
13:00Recitation: Sunshine Cherry Blossoms / Yo Takano
14:00Yokoyama Sakura Festival Haiku Contest Award Ceremony

Hospitality corner

Aosa's behavior, children's fun corner, used book take-home corner

Product sales corner

tommy hill

Potted flowers/plant market/medaka

Shima Specialty Products Market

Sanma sushi, tekone sushi, oyster rice, seaweed, fried chicken, potatoes, chicken skewers, arare, etc.

regional group

Sunflower party (special miso, vegetables, strawberries)


Public transport・Get off at Kintetsu Ugata Station. Travel by bus or taxi.
・Approximately 2.2 km from Kintetsu Shima Yokoyama Station (only local trains stop here) to the parking lot, approximately 45 minutes on foot.
(I.e.Approximately 32 minutes from Ise Expressway Ise Nishi IC via Ise Road (Prefectural Route 40)


19th Yokoyama Sakura Festival (flyer)

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Strawberry afternoon tea (weekdays only) [Miyako Resort Shima Bayside Terrace]

Weekdays only Strawberry Afternoon Tea [Miyako Resort Shima Bayside Terrace]

At the popular accommodation facility "Miyako Resort Shima Bayside Terrace", "Strawberry Afternoon Tea" is on sale only on weekdays as the fourth collaboration project with NARUMI Bone China "Milano".

9 types of sweets such as strawberries and parfaits produced in Mie Prefecture, and 5 types of savouries that also incorporate ingredients from Mie Prefecture, along with black tea from the luxury tea brand ``Ronnefeld'' where you can choose from 12 types of tea leaves, as well as tea from the high quality bone china NARUMI ``Milano''. Enjoy with a tea set.


Sales periodWeekdays only from January 2024th (Tuesday) to March 1th (Friday), 9
*Excluding 2/5 (Monday) to 2/9 (Friday) 
VenueCafe Lounge (Miyako Resort Shima Bayside Terrace)
517-0501 Ugata, Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture 3618-33
Offer time【1部】11:30~(120分制)【2部】12:00~(120分制)【3部】12:30~(120分制)
FeeAfternoon tea: 5,000 yen per person
Glass champagne plan: 7,000 yen per person 
*The displayed price includes consumption tax and service charge (10%).


Enjoy 9 types of sweets including strawberries and parfaits from Mie Prefecture
Enjoy nine types of sweets including mousse, eclairs, and parfait.
5 types of savouries that incorporate ingredients from Mie Prefecture
For black tea, choose from Ronnefeldt's 12 types of tea leaves.

* All photos are images.

*Please note that due to the nature of the product, we cannot accommodate allergies.

~Example of 9 types of sweets and 5 types of savory~

  • Strawberry Mousse
  • strawberry raw chocolate
  • Canelé with strawberry jam
  • strawberry eclair
  • raspberry opera
  • Fresh strawberry 5 kinds of sauce
  • Strawberry flavored daifuku
  • strawberry cheese tart
  • strawberry parfait
  • strawberry fritters
  • Strawberry, rape blossom, and camembert cheese pizza 
  • Roasted pork from Mie Prefecture with strawberry dressing   
  • Raw ham strawberry mozzarella arugula salad
  • Shrimp cocktail with strawberry sauce
  • Black tea (Choose your favorite tea from 12 types of tea leaves from the long-established German manufacturer Ronnefeld.)

NARUMI Bone China “Milano”

All Western tableware used this time was manufactured by Mie Narumi Co., Ltd. (Shima City)

Milano, which debuted in 1972, will celebrate its 2022th anniversary in 50. This is a standard Japanese Western tableware product that combines elegance and luxury, with a sophisticated dynasty-like form and a plum blossom, which has been loved since ancient times as a flower that brings good luck, expressed in shades of indigo. All Western tableware used this time was manufactured by Mie Narumi Co., Ltd. (1524-1 Tsukiji, Isobe-cho, Shima-shi, Mie Prefecture).


Ronnefeldt is a historic German tea manufacturer founded in 1823 by Johann Tobias Ronnefeldt, and has continued to maintain traditional manufacturing methods and outstanding blending techniques for about 200 years since its founding.

Reservations/Inquiries (9:00-19:00)

*Advance reservation required. Please apply at least 3 days before the date of use.

*Reservations are accepted for a minimum of 2 people. (Up to 1 people per group)

*For cancellations, please contact us by noon (12:XNUMX) on the day before the date of use.

*After that time, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

*During the period, there will be exterior wall painting work in some parts of the hotel.

*Menu may change depending on purchasing status.

*If you have any food allergies, please inform the staff in advance.

*Business days and hours are subject to change. Please check the homepage for details.



Strawberry afternoon tea (flyer)

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[Reiwa 5] Anorisaki Lighthouse Light-up

[Reiwa 5] Anorisaki Lighthouse Light-up

This year as well, the Anorisaki Lighthouse will be lit up from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day.

The Daiosaki Lighthouse will also be illuminated (from December 12st to January 31rd next year), so please enjoy the fantastic sight of two of Shima's most representative lighthouses.

Also, at Anorisaki Lighthouse,First sunrise and first Fuji (first sunrise viewing event)) will also be held, so please check it out as well.togetherPlease join us.

period(Reiwa 5) December 2023, 12 (Sun) - (Reiwa 31) January 6, 2024 (Mon)
Time5pm to 7am
PlaceAnori Saki Lighthouse (794-1 Anori, Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture)


[Public transportation] Approximately 20 minutes by bus bound for Anori from Kintetsu Ugata Station, get off at “Anori Saki Todai Exit” and then walk approximately 15 minutes.
[By car] Approximately 2 minutes from the Shiraki IC on the Daini Ise Expressway via National Routes 167 and 514.

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Coworking space usage fee discount/strawberry picking experience

Coworking space usage fee discount/strawberry picking experience [THE GLAMPING PLAZA Ise Shima BASE]

The popular glamping facility “THE GLAMPING PLAZA Ise Shima BASE” in Shima City, Mie Prefecture will start offering discounts on coworking space usage fees and strawberry picking experiences.

About coworking space usage fee discount service

Coworking space ①
Coworking space ②

For guests staying at Ise-Shima BASE, we will start a service where you can get a 10% discount off the regular rate for using the coworking space at ``The Circle Satellite'' located near Ugata Station. The regular rate is 1 yen per hour, but you can use it for 500 yen per hour. We also have the flexibility to accommodate groups, such as renting out the entire floor or just a meeting room.

conference room
whole floor

In addition, Shima City has a ``Trial Satellite Office Subsidy'' project that subsidizes ``transportation expenses,'' ``accommodation expenses,'' and ``workspace usage fees'' when companies conduct workcations at specific facilities in the city. We are carrying out. "The Circle Satellite" is also a subsidized facility, so please consider taking advantage of this subsidy system as well.

*For details on the system, please seeShima City HP for more information.


Eligible personsAll guests of Ise Shima BASE
periodAll Year
PricesPersonal use: Available at a 10% discount on the regular rate (500 yen/hour → 450 yen/hour)
Group use (example below)
・Private floor: 1 yen for one day, 40,000 yen for half day (6 hours)
・Meeting room rental: 1500 yen x number of people (can be used for 5 hours)
*Limited to Ise Shima BASE guests
*There are multiple forms available for group use. Please contact Ise Shima BASE for details.

■ Notes
・As Ise Shima BASE only accepts usage requests, please pay the usage fee directly to "the circle satellite".
・If you are staying at Ise Shima BASE and would like to use the coworking space, please write the date and time of use in the notes section when making a reservation.
・To use the Ise-Shima BASE guest benefits (discounts), please show your "Ise-Shima BASE reservation email" at the time of reception at "the circle satellite".

All you can eat for 45 minutes! Strawberry picking plan

Strawberry picking ①
Strawberry picking ②

We will start a strawberry picking experience at "JA Ise Nagasawa Farm" located about 3 minutes by car from "Ise Shima BASE". You can pick red pearls, a specialty of Shima City, and enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal for 45 minutes. Enjoy strawberries to your heart's content in a warm greenhouse, regardless of the climate.


periodFebruary 2024, 2 (Thursday) to mid-May
*Excludes stays with Monday check-in as the park is closed on Tuesdays.
*Applications may also be accepted on weekdays in January. Please contact Ise Shima BASE.
Experience time45 minute
*Reservations are accepted between 9:00 and 15:00 on the day after your stay.
Prices2000 yen (per person)
Implementation siteJA Ise Nagasawa Farm (1605-2 Shinmei, Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture)

Reservation method

・Reservation number:https://reserve.489ban.net/client/iseshima-base/0/plan/id/153307/stay


・Yahoo! Travel:https://00m.in/h9jQI

*Reception accepted up to 2 weeks before the desired experience date.

■ Notes

・Due to the times of 10:00-12:00 and Saturdays and Sundays, we may not be able to accommodate your request. Please note.

・Please write your desired experience time in the notes section between 9:15 and XNUMX:XNUMX.

・When making a reservation, please enter the number of adults, elementary school students, over 3 years old, and under 3 years old in the notes section.

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Ago Bay First Sunrise Cruise 2024 (Reiwa 6)

The popular New Year's Day cruise "Ago Bay New Year's Sunrise Cruise" will be held in 2024 (Reiwa 6) as well.

At sunrise, the hidden scenery of Ago Bay is revealed, allowing you to enjoy unique views such as the beauty of the ria coastline and the pearl rafts floating on the sea surface.


Date and TimeMonday, January 2024, 6 Departs at 1:1 (required time: approximately 6 minutes)
FareAdult (junior high school student) 2,300 yen
Children (1,200 years old - elementary school students) XNUMX yen
Departure locationKashijima Port Kashijima España Cruise Terminal (752-11 Shinmei, Ago-cho, Shima City)

Boarding ticket

Tickets will be sold on the day at the Kashijima Sales Office Pleasure Boat Ticket Office. It cannot be used for special tickets, excursion passports, discount tickets, etc.


Sacred sake will be served on board the ship.


*The first sunrise in Ago Bay is viewed from the Maejima Peninsula.
*Boarding tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. Sales will end as soon as the boarding capacity is reached.
*Boarding tickets are not reserved seats. Seats on the ship are non-reserved, so you may be asked to stand when the ship is crowded.
*Depending on the weather on the day, the sailing may be canceled. Please note that even if the ship departs, you may not be able to view it due to weather or other factors, but the fare will not be refunded.
*If you are coming by car, please use the Kashiwajima España Cruise exclusive parking lot.



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First sunrise and first Fuji [first sunrise viewing event]

First sunrise and first Fuji

On New Year's Day 2024, the first sunrise viewing event "First sunrise and first Fuji" will be held at Cape Anori Park.

bodyWe also have fukujiru (fugu soup) and shrimp soup that will keep you warm!

At the beginning of Reiwa 6, why not take a photo of the beautiful moment while watching the first Mt. Fuji and the first sunrise from Cape Anori?


DatesMonday, January 2024, 1, 1:6 a.m.
PlaceCape Anori Garden
Sponsored/CooperatedAnori Volunteer Association / Anori Revitalization Everyone in Anori District

*Parking restrictions will be in place on the day of the event, and once you enter, you will not be able to exit until around 7:00 a.m.
*Subject to change depending on the situation on the day. Thank you for your cooperation.

Map / Access

About 18 minutes by car from Kintetsu Ugata Station

Reservations for “Christmas Plan” are now open! [Ise Shima BASE]

Reservations for “Christmas Plan” are now open! [THE GLAMPING PLAZA Ise Shima BASE]

We have started accepting reservations for the ``Christmas Plan'' at the popular dome-shaped glamping facility ``THE GLAMPING PLAZA Ise Shima BASE''!

``I want to spend a special Christmas in an extraordinary space away from the city.'' We have prepared a Christmas plan that will make your wish come true. Enjoy a different Christmas stay in the rich nature of Shima City.

During the applicable period, only two groups per day can stay in the Christmas-style theater room. A Christmas tree is set up in the covered dining area next to each tent, and the colorful decorations add to the holiday spirit.


DateDecember 2023, 12 (Friday) -December 1, 12 (Thursday)
Prices・Christmas room: 19,900 yen~/person (no meals, 4 people in 1 room)
・Christmas dinner plan: 31,130 yen ~ / person (4 people in 1 room)
PlaceTHE GLAMPING PLAZA Ise Shima BASE (1480-1 Shinmei, Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture)

■ Notes

  • Regarding the Christmas room, this is a limited plan for those who stay at the Private Theater Dome during the applicable period.
  • We will give you either a cake (one whole piece per group) or a bottle of wine (one bottle per group).
  • You can choose either red or white wine.

Christmas-style theater room ① (image)
Christmas-style theater room ② (image)

A Christmas present will be delivered to each room exclusively for those staying in the Christmas-style theater room. Please look forward to the next morning. (※The photograph is an image)

"Theater Dome" with smart TV ①
"Theater Dome" with smart TV ②

A smart TV is installed inside the dome, so you can enjoy it as a private theater. Please spend a wonderful Christmas time in a relaxing space.

Luxurious meal menu [Christmas plan]
Sirloin with fine marbling and rich flavor (Matsusaka beef) [Christmas plan]
Hiougi shellfish and tiger prawns caught in Ago Bay [Christmas plan]

We also offer a luxurious meal menu unique to the holiday season. The main dish is Matsusaka beef, known as one of Japan's top three Wagyu beef. You can taste and compare the sirloin, which has a finely marbled texture, and the ranichi, which has a concentrated flavor.

You can also enjoy the Hiougi shellfish and tiger prawns caught in Ago Bay.

"Grand Polaire Japonais Aya" from Yamanashi Prefecture [Christmas Plan]
Cheesecake [Christmas plan] from the popular Western confectionery shop "Hanauta, a baked sweets and cake shop"

In addition, we will present wine or cake to add color to your Christmas dinner.

The wine we offer is Grand Polaire Japonais Aya from Yamanashi Prefecture, which has been carefully selected for its compatibility with the meal. For cake, you can enjoy cheesecake from the locally popular Western confectionery shop ``Hanauta, a bakery and cake shop.''
*From December 12rd (Saturday) to December 23th (Monday), only fresh cream fruit cake and fresh cream strawberry cake will be available.

Reservation method

Please select "Private Theater Dome" below.

*No matter which plan you choose, you will be eligible, so please select your favorite plan.

Please select the "Christmas 2023 Plan" below.


[By car] Approximately 40 minutes by car from Ise Expressway Ise Nishi IC

[By public transportation] 7 minutes by car from Kinki Nippon Railway Ugata Station, free shuttle service available (reservation required)

Held at a secret base that can only be reached by boat! Regional revitalization event held in Shima City, Mie Prefecture

Held at a secret base that can only be reached by boat! Regional revitalization event held in Shima City, Mie Prefecture

Operated by Umirabo Co., Ltd. (Head office: Shima City, Mie Prefecture, President and Representative Director: Kota Kawano, hereinafter referred to as Umirabo) and Plaza Create Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo / President and Representative Director: Hayato Shintani, hereinafter referred to as Plaza Create) THE GLAMPING PLAZA Ise Shima BASE, a glamping facility in Shima City, Mie Prefecture, will hold a collaboration event with the theme of regional revitalization in Shima City on Saturday, November 2023, 11. It was held.


The social innovation lab "Umirab" and the glamping facility "Ise-Shima BASE" aim to convey the charms of Shima City and contribute to the revitalization of the region. We held this collaboration event because we believe that by joining forces with two companies with the same aspirations, we can create new value for Shima City and further enhance its appeal.

[Umirab x Ise Shima BASE] Shima City regional revitalization event

“Regional Revitalization Event” program details

[Part 1: Crosstalk event ~ Talking about regional revitalization while looking out at Ago Bay ~]

We welcomed Mr. Kusuto Yamakawa, a member of the Shima City Council, as a guest and held a cross talk on the theme of "regional revitalization." With the beautiful Ago Bay in the background, we held a talk with attendees at the venue about ``Shima City's charms, challenges, and things we want to tackle in the future.''

Part 1: Crosstalk event ~ Talking about regional revitalization while looking out at Ago Bay ~ ①

A participant said, ``Shima City's charm is its beautiful sea.The sea is connected to pearl farming and Ama divers, and other traditions and cultures that are tied together are also treasures.''

Part 1: Crosstalk event ~ Talking about regional revitalization while looking out at Ago Bay ~ ②

In addition, "population decline" was cited as an issue for Shima City, and the speakers discussed solutions from their own perspectives.

Mr. Yamakawa expressed his enthusiasm, saying, ``By combining Shima's beautiful nature and art to increase its appeal, we hope to increase the number of visitors and people who want to live in Shima City.''

Shima City Council member Kusuto Yamakawa

Mr. Kawano, the representative of Umirab, said, ``I believe that interacting with local people will lead to further communication of Shima City's appeal.As a local, I can give back by helping people from outside the area to visit Shima City.'' "We want to serve as a buffer that will make it easier for people to integrate into the city. We want Umirab to encourage people to interact so that people from both inside and outside of Shima can come together and bring diverse wisdom and ideas to the table," he said emphatically. Ta.

Mr. Kawano, representative of Umirabo

Shintani from Plaza Create, who is in charge of Ise-Shima BASE, said, ``We would like to work with the local community to increase the value of Shima City. "We want to increase the number of fans of Shima City by providing locally produced food and activity experiences where you can interact with local people."

Mr. Shintani of Plaza Create

[Part 2: Experience program ~ Enjoy the charm of Ise-Shima! ~】

Activities were held at ``Umirab'' and ``Ise Shima BASE.''

SUP experience ①

[Umirab: SUP experience]

We invited an instructor from Kyoto and had a winter SUP experience wearing a wet suit. Most of the participants were SUPing for the first time, and it was impressive to see them enjoying the calm sea and nature of Ago Bay.

SUP experience ②

[Umirabo: Firewood chopping experience/bonfire]

Umirabo staff gave a lecture on how to use an ax, and afterwards the participants enjoyed chopping wood and making a bonfire.

Wood chopping experience/bonfire ①
Wood chopping experience/bonfire ②

[Ise Shima BASE: Kinko potato production]

We held a hands-on experience making ``Kinkoimo'', a popular local food of Shima. “Kinko-imo” is the name of dried sweet potatoes that have been grown in Shima for a long time.

Making Kinkoimo①

While receiving a lecture from Ise Shima BASE staff, the participants puffed potatoes, then peeled and sliced ​​them with a knife.

Making Kinkoimo ②

Afterwards, the students tasted and compared the puffed sweet potatoes they had made themselves with the ``kinko sweet potatoes'' they had prepared in advance. One participant commented, ``Both are sweet and delicious.It's interesting to see the difference in texture between the chewy kumko yam and the soft puffed yam.'' Another commenter said, ``This was the first time I learned about the origin of kinkoko imo and that it has been eaten as a snack by Ama divers since ancient times.It was a great opportunity to experience Shima's food culture.''

Making Kinkoimo ③

[Ise Shima BASE: Chair making experience]

We held a chair-making experience using domestically produced solid wood, with the aim of encouraging children to experience the joy of making a chair while fostering an interest in nature.

Chair making experience ①

It was impressive to see parents and children working together to cut with a saw and tighten screws.

Chair making experience ②
Chair making experience ③

Comments from participants included, ``It was fun for parents and children to have an experience they wouldn't normally have.I would like to do it again.''

This collaboration event attracted not only local residents of Shima City but also many participants from outside Mie Prefecture, and was an opportunity for them to fully experience Shima City's beautiful nature and food culture. It also became a place where new connections were created as people from various backgrounds interacted. Going forward, "Umirab" and "Ise Shima BASE" will continue to proactively communicate the charms of Shima City and aim to further contribute to the local community.

Umirabo Co., Ltd.

Company NameUmirabo Co., Ltd.
LocationShima City, Mie Prefecture

Plaza Create Co., Ltd.

Company Name Plaza Create Co., Ltd.
Head Office Location104-6027-8 Harumi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 10-XNUMX
Harumi Island Triton Square Office Tower X Building 27th Floor
RepresentativeRepresentative Director and President Hayato Shintani
Business activitiesBusiness related to photography, video, and communications
Plaza Create is a planning group that creates "everyone's plaza" where everyone from children to adults can connect through excitement, and we strive to increase rich connections between people.

Ise-shima Base

Address1480-1 Shinmei, Ago-cho, Shima City, Mie Prefecture
Access[By car] Approximately 40 minutes by car from Ise Expressway Ise Nishi IC
[By public transportation] 7 minutes by car from Kinki Nippon Railway Ugata Station, free shuttle service available (reservation required)
Accommodation priceStandard Dome 4 people per room: 1 yen~ (17,600 adult)
Theater Dome 4 people per room: 1 yen~ (19,800 adult)
*Subject to change depending on the season.

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