Ise Jingu Shrine

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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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4.03 months ago

We could experience a spiritual feeling at this location/place. It would be recommended to wash(/purify) your hand(/flesh and spirit) at the river before paying your respect to the sun goddess Amaterasu. ( ̄人 ̄)

3.04 months ago

Honestly left a lot to be desired. It’s an enormously important place in japan, and Shintoism. If you’re going to go, go for those reasons. The grounds and shrine are beautiful, but don’t compare to other shrines that aren’t so out of the way.

5.04 months ago

Absolutely massive temple complex. A little off the beaten path for foreign visitors, but definitely worth a visit in person. A lot of local traffic but despite the large number of people coming and going the place still manages to be immaculate and serene.

4.05 months ago

Don't expect too much from Japan's most famous shrine, doesn't mean inspiring for tourist. Most visit for praying.
I presume the streets to take you there, with historical buidlings and local snacks is most attractive for foreigners

5.08 months ago

The temple is a great place to visit, with many trees around. There is also a souvenir store to buy fortune bags. One the way out of the temple is small street with traditional Japanese style stores and restaurants.

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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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