The Grand Shrine of Ise lies on the lower reaches of the Miyagawa. Dedicated to Amaterasu, the sun goddess and mythical ancestor of the Japanese imperial family, Ise Jingu has been a place of worship for more than 2,000 years.
This riverside restaurant specializes in dishes based around ayu (sweetfish) from the crystal-clear waters of the Miyagawa.
The upper reaches of the Miyagawa flow through a valley of spectacular beauty, with massive rock walls and numerous majestic waterfalls.
From Tokyo, it takes about an hour and a half by Shinkansen to reach Nagoya. From there, you transfer to a local line, which takes from 90 minutes to two hours to reach Ise.