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Information on Shima City

Ise Shima Summit (G7) to be held in Kashikojima, Shima City in May, 2016!

Shima city is located within Ise-shima National Park in Mie Prefecture.
It is an area accessible by car or a direct train on Kintetsu Line from Osaka (Namba), Kyoto and Nagoya Station.
Though it is a small town with a population of 50 thousand, the area is filled with spectacular sceneries and mouthwatering gourmet experiences.
Shima, by its famous rias coastline, is praised by the pilots by having the most beautiful landscape in Japan that can be seen above the sky. “Ago Bay,” dotted with 64 islands, has long been an area where pearl cultivation flourished, and nowadays their cultivation techniques have been conveyed around the world. Blessed with bounty of seafood, this area has also been called “Miketukuni (land of royal provisions)” where local food products were dedicated to the Emperor. Today the tradition still continues by giving offerings to Ise Jingu Shrine.
Ise-ebi (spiny logster), abalone, Anori puffer-fish, Matoya Oysters are designated as Mie Brand, and are especially popular as high-end food products.
Shima boasts the largest catch of marine products by Ama (female divers) in Japan, and many tourists from the world come to savor the fresh seafood. Among the area, “Amakoya Experience Satoumi-an” is a popular tourist spot where travelers have a chance to meet and chat with real Ama-san.
This website introduces you to the charm and attraction of Shima City. We hope the website helps you find the things you wish to know, see or experience in Shima. We look forward to your visit here in Shima City.

Climate in Shima

The climate in Shima is relatively warm throughout the year. It is cool during summer, and rarely snows in winter.

Average maximum temperature

19.76 degrees Celcius (about 67 degrees Farenheit)

Average minimum temperature

11.92 degrees Celcius (about 53 degrees Farenheit

Average annual rainfall

2,359.4mm

Average annual sunlight hours

1,972.2 hours