Take a journey to the Grand Shrine of Ise, the main stage for the G7 Summit 2016.
Ise udon, available all around Mie Prefecture, is a local twist on udon which consists of thicker noodles and minimal broth. Historically, pilgrims making their way to Ise Jingū would stop for a bowl at Oharai Machi to rest and re-energize.
Be sure to stop by Okage Yokochō, accessible from Oharai Machi, when visiting Ise Jingū Naikū. Okage Yokochō is famed for its omiyage, or gifts, which are symbol of gratitude.