Ago Bay Activities
Masakijima is situated in the middle of Ise Shima National Park’s placid Ago Bay.
In addition to your Zen dining experience, there is a variety of island recreation for you to enjoy, which takes full advantage of the stunning maritime location.
Leisurely circle the bay aboard Zen’s private boat.
For those eager to take the helm themselves, rental boats are available.
Sixty islands of varying size compose the region’s collective beauty.
See it all, including the shoreline flora and aquatic fauna. With only the sound of birds to break the captivating silence, this kayak cruise will be one to remember forever.
This immaculate course overlooking the water is the perfect choice for any golfer looking to experience Ago Bay.
Transportation to and from the course is available via boat/car.
Step aboard our fishing raft, positioned a comfortable distance from the coast, where you just might catch a giant sea bream. For those looking to land horse mackerel and squid, try the lures.
Center yourself by experiencing zazen or “seated meditation” at an authentic Ise Shima zen temple.
Our heli will drop you off at a coral-rich scuba diving spot for an underwater stroll through pristine waters.
Depart from the Zen heliport to begin a breathtakingly scenic aerial journey from 3,000m high.
Enjoy a horseback gallivant over silky white shores. Our heli will take you directly to the stables.
Heli Sightseeing Course
(starts and ends at Zen; available to visitors)
Depart from Masakijima on an aerial mega-course spanning a plethora of popular sightseeing locations.
Mie Prefecture: Ago Bay, Ise Jingu Shrine, the islands of Toba, Choshi-gawa river
Wakayama Prefecture: Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes, Nachi Falls, Shirahama beach
Nara Prefecture: Totsukawa, Mt. Yoshino, various temples
Island Sights Like You’ve Never Seen
See ancient forest pathways, game trails, seasonal flora, wild birds, and the narrow roads of a once-bustling port town, located a quick, thirty-minute walk from Zen.
And if you fancy a quiet summer dip, look no further than the beach.
From ocean views to old architecture, a limitless myriad of island sights can be enjoyed at your own leisurely pace.