Minamiise (南伊勢町 Minamiise-chō?) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 13,952 and a population density of 57.4 persons per km² (148.7 per mi²). The total area is 242.98 km² (93.82 mi²). Geography Minamiise occupies a ria coastal region with numerous deeply indented bays located in the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula in central Mie Prefecture, along the Kumano Sea. Parts of Minamiise are inside Ise-Shima National Park.