The G7 Ise-Shima Summit

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About the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, which showed Japan’s appeal to the world

The G7 Ise-Shima Summit was held on May 26 and 27, 2016. It had been eight years since Japan had hosted an international summit, the previous being the G8 Summit in Toyako, Hokkaido in 2008. The Ise-Shima region, where the summit took place, is very much the heart of Japan, a land of beautiful scenery that includes eternally historic Ise-jingu Shrine, islands big and small, and a coastline full of inlets. By drawing the world’s attention, the summit provided an opportunity to share Japan’s appeal to the world, including its culture and traditions, its spirit of hospitality, its world-famous cuisine, its advanced technology, and its innovation.

The G7 Summit was attended by the heads of seven states — Japan, USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Canada — as well as the president of the EU Council and the president of the EU Commission

Relive Every Scene from the G7 Ise-Shima Summit

The Spouses’ Program

This program provided an opportunity for Mrs. Akie Abe and the spouses of the other leaders to interact with each other and experience Japan’s beautiful scenery and rich culture.

Tourist Attractions Related to the G7 Ise-Shima Summit

Learn about some of Mie Prefecture’s famous places, traditional craftsmanship, and pastries that received attention thanks to the G7 Summit.

About the G7 Summit Site

Get a close-up look at the Shima Kanko Hotel, a hotel consisting of three facilities that hosted the summit and showed hospitality to the G7 leaders.

See detailed descriptions of the four Shoryudo routes.

Dragon Course

This route, which symbolizes the Shoryudo, is shaped like a dragon rising to the sky with the Noto Peninsula as its head.

Nostalgic Course

This route let you experience the spirit of the Japanese people, providing encounters with the nation’s good old days.

Great Nature Course

This route puts you in touch with the bustle and magnificence of the great outdoors, including mountains, fantastically-shaped rocks, and ancient lakes.

Ukiyo-e Course

This route lets you enjoy crafts and experience castles related to the samurai, who played a formative role in the period we see depicted in ukiyo-e paintings.

Special feature on highways

  • dashi
  • sake
  • samurai
  • monozukuri

About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities

  • About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities Ms. Ryoko Nakano
  • About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities Mr. Yuen, Man Ying
  • Retrace the footprints of the G7 Summit at Ise-Shima
  • Transit Information
  • Activity and Event Information
  • What's Shoryudo?
  • SHORYUDO Free Wi-Fi information