Earlier this year we took four days off and explored the Atsumi and the Ise peninsulas. We took the ferry from Cape Irago to Toba passing by Toshi Island. We drove south along the peninsula as far as the Daiozaki lighthouse in Shima, staying over night in magnificent Ago bay. We then spent a couple of days exploring the castles and shrines along the coastline between Toba and Tsu, taking in the Grand Ise shrine and the Ise shima skyline, before heading back to Tokyo via the ferry.
Castles visited included Yoshida, Toba, Tamaru, Matsusaka and Tsu.
This is a great way to see this part of the country, the ferry ride across the Ise bay took in some magnificent and rugged scenery. There is so much to see and do from the cultural and historical sites to the magnificent scenery of the Ago bay. We could have easily used a few more days and it is certainly a place I will come back to and highly recommend visiting.