Ise is located some 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Nagoya.
It's little wonder Ise is so popular with with international and local vacationers alike; the region is criss-crossed with wonderful things to see and do. Tsu, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, while Port of Nagoya is situated 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.
While you are staying in Ise, why don't you enjoy Iga. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest, this regional city is where you'll find Kagiya no Tsuji Park, Iga Ninja Museum and Hogon-ji Temple. Aoyama Northern Park, Haiseiden and Omura Shrine are also worth a visit while you are here.
Taking the time to learn some common phrases in Japanese is one of the greatest gestures you can pay to locals you'll encounter in Ise. Knowing a few key phrases, such as "Isshoni odorimasenka?", meaning "Would you like to dance with me?", can make your stay all the more special. "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" translates to "Where's the toilet?"
At the end of your time in Ise, use your last yen on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Sayōnara (farewell).