Ise Jingu

Ise Jingu

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5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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HotRodHeart
France119 contributions
A nice visit into Japanese culture
Oct 2019
This is one of the oldest and most revered shrines in Japan.

So if you are an history buff, of enjoy the mystery and feeling of a power spot, you will be happy to stroll in this shrine.

It's really a nice feeling to visit there, and even though you can feel the devotion of many people, some come to feel a power spot, and many visitors are like you, just curious about the place and here to visit.
Written August 7, 2020
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soxfan1975
Needham, MA221 contributions
Worth visiting while on cruise stopping at Toba
Jan 2020
We visited this shrine while on a cruise ship excursion from Toba. It is not very far from the port, and definitely worth visiting. Our five-hour excursion from Toba included the Grand Shrine and Okage Yokocho shopping area at Ise, the Futami Okitama shrine, Meotoiwa, and Pearl Island at Toba. This is a very spiritually meaningful and interesting place.
Written January 26, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,449 contributions
YIKES, Super Crowded on January 2
Jan 2020
We were staying in Nagoya and took the 1 hour and 45 minute JR train to Ise. We visited on Thursday, January 2. Took the JR Rapid Mie and the cost was 2520 yen for the round trip. We actually bought the train tickets the day before. Once we arrived in Ise, we visited the Outer Shrine first since it is within walking distance. The Outer Shrine is believed to have been established 1500 years ago, 500 years after the Inner Shrine.

Then we took a bus for 310 yen per person to get to the Inner Shrine. That ride took 20 minutes. The Inner Shrine is Japan's most sacred shrine and believed to have been established over 2000 years ago.

Entrance is free for both shrines. The only problem we had with visiting on January 2 was that ALL the Japanese people were paying their respects and boy was it crowded. However, it was a Japanese type of crowded and everything was very orderly. I think had it been less crowded, it would have been more peaceful and enjoyable.
Written January 11, 2020
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mjbcmjbc
Pitt Meadows, Canada408 contributions
Peaceful... a walk with your soul!
Dec 2019 • Family
Came here on a bright sunny day. A natures peaceful walk. Be respectful regardless if you believe or not. Take bow before you enter the gates and go through the gates, not around it. There’s a hand wash station before you walk up to the temple... approx 5-10 minute walk. At the temple, there is no picture taking allowed. Bow twice, clap twice, and one final bow then exit. On your way back, enjoy the koi pond where the koi’s are huge (> 16”).
Written December 25, 2019
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Adaying
Singapore, Singapore413 contributions
Holy shrine building
Nov 2019 • Solo
Grand holy shrine in building change every 20 years. The wood used has a very pleasant smell. A must to visit if you are in Mie. It’s one of the most holy shrine in Japan. The autumn maple tree is also great as well.
Written November 26, 2019
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,679 contributions
Beautiful garden
Nov 2019 • Couples
Much larger than Geku shrine and situated next to Isuzu river. The water in the river is very clear. Saw many people filling up their bottles with the water. More impressive buildings and a beautiful garden at the front. There are many tall, trees. Must have been around for hundreds of years. Saw many people hugging the trees. Most of the visitors head to the main shrine hall to pay homage. Just like at Geku, many areas are walled up and off limits. No photos.
Written November 7, 2019
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georgematthews
Bangor, UK356 contributions
Very disappointing
Oct 2019
Didn’t realise that you were unable to see much of the shrine before getting soaked in the rain getting there. A pleasant walk to the shrine itself was unable to be had because of the weather. Of the many shrines we have seen during our visit to Japan this was the least inspiring. It may be the most important shrine in Japan but for tourists there are much better places to visit.
Written October 29, 2019
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RealW0rldTraveller
Alberta, Canada509 contributions
Impressive - Japan’s Most Sacred Shrine considered the “Soul of Japan”
Sep 2019
Our local hosts from Japan took us to Ise-Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine) and we were absolutely amazed at the size and importance of this sanctuary to Japanese people. Over 8 million worshippers visit this site every year, which is the size of Central Paris

This sacred place has long been revered as the abode of Amaterasu Omikami, the goddess of the sun and universe, the guardian deity of Japanese people.

This sacred shrine consists of 125 shrines centering on the two main sanctuaries Naiku and Geku. Naiku is dedicated to Amaterasu Omikami, the supreme goddess shining like the sun, who is the ancestral kami (holy powers) of the imperial family. Geku is dedicated to Toyouke Omikami, the deity who offers sacred food to the supreme goddess.

You can easily spend a whole day visiting the site so definitely recommend taking your time before hand to plan your day. There are several restaurants and shops at the entrance to the shrine to enjoy so you don’t need to bring food.
Written October 25, 2019
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rpdbrpdbrpdb05301990
Isehara, Japan142 contributions
Number 1 Love Temple of Japan
Aug 2019
This is the top love temple of Japan. The knot is just spectacular up close. Be sure to visit this when you come to Shimane. Highly recommended for lovers or single people looking for love.
Written October 6, 2019
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Joe D
Taupo, New Zealand455 contributions
A must so
Sep 2019 • Friends
This shrine has this amazing sense of reverence. The walk through the stunning grounds is very serene, with some gorgeous spots for photos.
Written September 22, 2019
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