I need help! I want to travel to Ise and visit Gegu and Naigu... the inner and outer Ise shrines. I would also like to spend some leisurely time browsing around Oharai Machi and Okage Yokocho. This brings me to my first question. Is Oharai Machi and Okage Yokocho the same thing? If not, are they close to each other?
I plan to travel to Ise early one morning... stay at an onsen... and then travel out the next day. So. basically, I sort of have 2 days. One before the onsen 3-4 hours ... and one after the onsen. approx. 5 hours. Here is where I need help. I need help deciding what should I do on my first day before the onsen... and then my second day after the onsen. I mentioned on the forum earlier that I would LOVE to have a guide walking me through the Ise shrine but it seems like there aren't any. With that understanding, I don't think I would spend too much time there as I don't think I'll be able to fully grasp all the beauty of the shrine without someone to bounce questions off of and probably want to spend more time browsing and shopping Oharai Machi. How far is it from the inner to the outer shrine and to the shopping area? I also wanted to get a glimpse of the wedding rocks if possible.
Am I expecting too much in 2 days? Please advise me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!