One of the best parts of staying in Shizen-no-ie is that it is located in the middle of major cities like Kyoto, Nara, and Nagoya. Just take a bus from Iga-city, which is about 20 minutes away from Shizen-no-ie by car, and you will be in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, or Nagoya in a couple of hours.
For those who wants to take time while traveling and see the local sceneries, take JR train! Start from the nearest JR station “Tsukigase-guchi” or “Okawara” and you can head out to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, or Ise.
Are you on a low-budget road trip? Then stay at Shizen-no-ie camping site for a reasonable price. The facility is surrounded by nature and is in a peaceful area.
Iga is very famous for Ninja.
Ninja costumes and training experience available.
Iga-Ueno Castle is a symbol of the city.
Nabari-city, Mie Prefecture 40 min away by car
Akame 48 falls, hiking along the river is refreshing
The Ninja Forest, try Ninja training like throwing star
Suzuka-city, Mie Prefecture 60 min away by car
Famous for Formula-1 races, amusement park, and the pool
Tsubaki Okami-no-yashiro shrine
Nara-city, Nara Prefecture 40 min and over away by car
The famous sitting Buddha statue
Heijo ruins, the reconstructed buildings take us back in time.
Kyoto-city, Kyoto 90 min and over away by car
The old capital of Japan, the history of the country is here. Public transportation is recommended dues to the heavy trafic in the city.
The Golden temple, various bus tours are available from Kyoto Station
The thousand Torii gates at Fushimi-Inari Shrine
The Byodoin Temple, famous for its beautiful symmetrical architectural design.
Shiga Prefecture 60 min and over away by car
Enryaku Temple at Mt. Hieizan, looking down on the lake Biwa. 90 min away by car.
Koka-city is famous for Ninja. Ninja training trials available.
Ise-city, Toba-city, Mie Prefecture 90 min and over away by car
Meet the sea otters, dolphins and other fish and animals at Toba Aquarium. 120 min away by car.
The Ise Grand Shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu-Omikami, the sun of goddest. Composed of two main shrines, Naiku and Geku. 100 min away by car.
Osaka Prefecture 80 min and over away by car
The Universal Studio Japan will take you right into scenes from various movies. 80 min away by car.
Meet the whale sharks here at Kaiyu-kan. Can’t miss the local markets and museum nearby. 80 min away by car.
Hyogo Prefecture 120 min away by car
Kobe, Osaka, and Kyoto cities are rather close in distance though they are unique in their own ways.
Visit the Nankin-town for good Chinese food.
If you are a motorcycle fan, can’t miss the Kawasaki Factory in Meriken-Park.
Wakayama Prefecture 120 min and over away by car
If you like animals and especially panda bears, must visit the Adventure World. One of the best safaris in Japan. 180 min and over away by car
The Kongo Rikishi statue at the gate of the Koya- mountain. If you are interested in monk experience and Buddhist vegetarian dishes, must visit the Koya-mountain. About 2 hours away by car.