As the name shows, Ise Hon-Kaido Mitsue Rest Area is located on the old Nara-Ise pilgrimage road in Mitsue Village. Nowadays, like many travelers visited there on their way in ancient times, many drivers and riders drop in at this rest area.
The facility consists of the tourism information desk, farmers market, hot spring, and eateries. The farmers market sells fresh local produce and local specialties. The hot spring named ‘Himeshi no Yu‘ has various types of baths, as well as saunas and open-air baths. You can relax in the spacious tatami room after a bath. Free Wi-Fi available.
Farmers market ‘Kaido-ichiba Mitsue’
Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, closed on Tuesday (closed on the following business day if a national holiday falls on Tuesday), News Years
Hot spring ‘Himeshi no Yu’
Hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (check-in by 19:30 pm) / Closed days: same as above
Fees: 700yen/adult, 350yen/age 3-12, free/under age 3
Hours: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (order by 2:00 pm) / Closed days: same as above
Cafeteria section ‘Uguisu’
Hours: 11:00 am- 8:00 pm (order by 7:30 pm) / Closed days: same as above