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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4.02 weeks ago

Beautiful shrine and lovely city. Other reviews pointed out that it is mostly for Japanese people, and we were the only non Japanese people there, also don't bring a stroller unless the wheels are large. The path to the shrine is paved with mini stones so a carrier is more practical. Parking was tough so be prepared for a lot of walking.

4.0in the last week

Great place to walk and view the culture. I heard that you cross the bridge across the river which means traveling from every day life into the holy land. The bridge is rebuilt every 20 years. I read that the shrine is the holiest in Japan and is from 2,000 yrs ago

5.0a month ago

After traveling the country and visiting the most notable shrines, this is my favorite. Surrounded by lush mountains and towering cedars, this shrine is well worth the visit. Very busy all seasons of the year with tourists and pilgrims, so best to avoid in January when it is too crowded to enjoy

5.0in the last week

One of the fundamental of Japan Shinto Shrines. The sacred mirror of the Emperor is safe here. The place is in a wonderful managed forest full of trees more then 500 years old or much more probably. The feeling of the Spirits is everywhere in the place. You feel completely in communication with the ancients and present Gods. I dully recommend the place. Start with the 2 rocks in the sea, Meotoiwa, then the Geku temple the this one.

5.02 weeks ago

This shinto-shrine is very spiritual place. Especially, I was impressed from huge trees.

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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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