A spot for good luck! Learn how to enjoy Ise Shrine more in 5 minutes!

A spot for good luck! Learn how to enjoy Ise Shrine more in 5 minutes!

Ise Jingu Shrine is one of the famous tourist attractions in Japan. This shrine is known by many as a power spot. Tourists visit the shrine all year round, and people from Japan and abroad come to pray at the shrine to receive its blessings.

This time, we would like to introduce you to “おかげ横丁Okage Yokocho”, located right next to Ise Jingu Shrine.” おはらい街 Oharai city" is a street that runs straight from in front of Ujibashi Bridge at the Inner Shrine of Ise Jingu towards the direction of Sarutahiko Shrine. In the middle of Oharai city, there is a side street called "Okage Yokocho".

Origin of the name

The word "Okage" in "Okage Yokocho" means "thanks to the Ise Shrine, the town is prospering". The origin of the name is said to be "Okage prayeri," a popular custom during the Edo period (there are various theories). It is a town of great blessings. Just by coming to this town, you can be sure that something good will happen to you!

The streets look as if you have time-traveled back to the Edo period! Even Starbucks is on this street! It has an appearance that can only be seen here. And there are many street food stalls here. 

Here are three of the most popular street foods!


The first is the Ise Beef Nigiri(Sushi)!

Nigiri is made with juicy Ise beef, a premium local meat brand! The meat melts in your mouth. Instead of a plate, it is placed on an edible japanese rice cracker, which is very kind♡


Next is the Abalone Skewer!

This is also one of Ise's specialties, abalone. It is thick, tender, and very tasty! It is seasoned with butter and soy sauce. What a luxury to be able to eat a whole abalone!


Last but not least, Raw Oysters!

You can eat fresh seafood from Ise Bay right on the spot. Wait excitedly for the owner to remove the shells from the oysters. Even without seasoning, the smell of the sea is delicious enough!

Did you like it? In "Okage Yokocho", you can enjoy fresh seafood and local foods that you can only eat here! Please enjoy eating and walking while visiting Ise Jingu Shrine.




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