Information on Shima City
G7 Ise-Shima Summit was held in 2016, and where breathtaking natural scenery and fresh seafood attract visitors over thousands of years.
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 fantastic gourmet experiences.
Shima, by its famous ria 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 fresh seafood, this area has also been called “Miketsukuni (land of royal provisions)” where local food products were dedicated to the emperor and his/her families. Today the tradition still continues by giving offerings to Ise Jingu Shrine.
Ise-ebi (spiny lobster), abalone, Anori puffer-fish, Matoya Oyster 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 skin divers) in Japan, and many tourists from the world come to savor the fresh seafood. Among the area, “Ama Hut SATOUMIAN” is a popular tourist spot where travelers have a chance to meet and chat with real Ama.
This website introduces you to the charm and attraction of Shima City. We hope that this 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
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