Ise Jingu Shrine

Sightseeing information about Ise Jingu Shrine in Japan.

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Among around 80,000 shrines throughout Japan, Ise Jingu on the north side of Shima Peninsula is considered the most sacred. Interestingly, the shrine buildings have been replaced every 20 years according to Shinto tradition in the past 1300 years. In the time of replacement, which most recently took place in 2013, a new set is built on an empty lot next the current one.

The Ise Jingu is comprised of two shrines located several kilometers apart - Kotai Jungu (inner shrine) and Toyouke Daijingu (outer shrine), the former dedicated to the sun goddess and the latter the goddess of agriculture and industry. The main hall, the innermost building, is so sacred that it is only accessed by priests and the Imperial family. The whole architecture retains the purely Japanese style prior to the arrival of Buddhist influence.

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3.02 months ago

More or a less a walk in a park. You won’t really see a grand shrine per se and you are not allowed to take photos of the said shrine. What’s worth a visit is the public car park at the other end of old town but only during spring blossom. The car park is literally covered with the trees. A really nice sight.

5.0a month ago

Ise Grand Shrine is one of the two most important Shinto Shrines in Japan, the other is the Izumo Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture. During the Mongol Invasions of Japan in the 13th Century, this is where the Japanese people prayed to Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, to help them attain their victory against the Mongols. A powerful storm broke out, causing the attacking Mongol fleet to get shipwrecked by the large waves of the sea, hence, helping the Samurai warriors drive away the remaining Mongol invaders. This event is popularly known as the "Kamikaze", which means "Divine Wind", in Japanese.

3.02 months ago

It's a nice place to have a walk around green. Some temples not open for visit, just can take a picture at front door.

5.04 months ago

The surrounding forest is very relaxing. It is a good place to have a walk. There is no entrance fee. The place itself is said to be powerful power spot.

3.04 months ago

As it is very famous shrine in Japan, there are numerous of Japanese people coming here especially in the weekend. However, the walking traffic from entrance to the Grand shrine is not that bad because all (Japanese) visitors are self-discipline - walking along the way continuously without stop or block the lane.

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Mystery of Isejingu shrine --- Don't step on this stone! Do you know this stone? It is located on the pathway behind the main inner shrine building. According to the Ise legend, this stone was fallen from the heaven in ancient da...

Mystery of Isejingu shrine --- Don't step on this stone!
Do you know this stone? It is located on the pathway behind the main inner shrine building.
According to the Ise legend, this stone was fallen from the heaven in ancient days, and considered very sacred. So local people never step on this stone.

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Oharai Machi (Oharai village) : Oharai Machi is located outside of the Naiku shrine ground, and running alongside the river downstream from the Uji Bridge. O-harai Machi has been developed as a commercial district over the years to cat...

Oharai Machi (Oharai village) :
Oharai Machi is located outside of the Naiku shrine ground, and running alongside the river downstream from the Uji Bridge.
O-harai Machi has been developed as a commercial district over the years to cater to pilgrims visiting the shrine.

Most of the buildings lined on the main street have a Japanese traditional style, especially architecture style of Edo period (extending from the 17th to 19th centuries). You will enjoy the Edo period atmosphere there.

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Mysterious sanctuaries Ise-jingu is a generic name of 125 shrines. The two main shrines, Inner / Outer shrines are breathtaking; however you can also enjoy other subsidiary shrines. This is "Tsukuyomi-no-miya" shrine, located...

Mysterious sanctuaries Ise-jingu is a generic name of 125 shrines.
The two main shrines, Inner / Outer shrines are breathtaking; however you can also enjoy other subsidiary shrines.
This is "Tsukuyomi-no-miya" shrine, located in Ise-city near Outer shrine.
It is said there are many nature spirits and angels in this shrine.

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