Tourist Attractions Related to the G7 Ise-Shima Summit

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The Ise-Shima region has numerous tourist attractions that were nationally famous even before the G7 Ise-Shima Summit began. During the summit, on-site reporting shared information about Mie Prefecture with the world, including details on the interaction between prefecture residents and the leaders’ spouses as well as on confections made in the prefecture. We’d like to show you some of the various tourist destinations visits can enjoy that became famous thanks to the attention provided by the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, including beautiful scenery, seafood cuisine, and traditional art techniques you can’t find anywhere outside the Ise-Shima region

The G7 Ise-Shima Summit brought attention to local traditional arts.

The G7 Ise-Shima Summit brought attention to local traditional arts.

1Shofuku-ji Temple, Mt. Aomine

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The Canadian prime minister and his wife paid a private visit here the day before the summit.

It became a topic of conversation when prime minister Trudeau took a break from his official duties the day before the summit and went with his wife to Mt. Aomine, where they visited the historic old temple Shofuku-ji and celebrated their wedding anniversary.

Shofuku-ji Temple, Mt. Aomine

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2Matsusaka Momen
Handspinning Center

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Furoshiki cloths made from Matsusaka cotton as gifts for the G7 Leaders, EU Council President, and EU Commission President

This facility processes Matsusaka cotton, which is used for furoshiki cloth used to wrap Narumi cup-and-saucer sets as gifts. They sell kimono fabric and other products made from Matsusaka cotton. The Center has six looms that visitors can use to try spinning cotton on their own (reservation required).

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3Pastry Shop Blanca

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Blanca’s “Shell Leine” cakes were provided at the summit’s coffee breaks

Blanca is a pastry shop founded in Toba in 1978. Their signature item, the Shell Leine, is a madeleine in the shape of an oyster shell. This was chosen to be the cake served during coffee breaks of the 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit.

 Shell Leine

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1. Shofuku-ji Temple, Mt. Aomine
⇩ Car: approx. 1 hr 32 min / approx. 64.0 km
2.Matsusaka Momen Handspinning Center
⇩ Car: approx. 54 min / approx. 55.3 km
3.Blanca — Toba Main Store

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