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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3.0a week ago

Not sure why I thought that this place would be amazing... It was lots of wide strolling lanes and there were many buildings, but you couldn't take pictures or really see anything because of how they roped everything off. The wood bridge you cross to go to it was very cool, and I think I would have had more fun playing in the cool river than I did getting to the shrine. I know it has history, but I'd give this a pass.

5.02 weeks ago

i travelled all over Japan for a month and this place was the highlight for me. my family and i went as a family reunion and the setting of the temperate humid forest and mountains with Buddhist shrines were exquisite. easily my favorite memory to date. if you go, please be aware of Japanese traditions as it is a holy place and look at other's behavior as a marker on how to act at the shrine. bring lots of change for offerings!

if you're looking for a tourist destination, this isnt it. this is a place of worship, not of learning or anything. great photo ops but not much else. no translators or support for non Japanese speakers.

bus system is often packed/busy and kinda costs a lot. :(

4.0a month 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.

5.02 weeks ago

Beautiful shrine with huge river run across its path. Recommended. Be here early in the morning to avoid crown.

4.0a month ago

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

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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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