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Ise Shrine (Ise Jingu)

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Lovely Sacred Site! Must Go!

If you love Japanese shrines, this is a must go. Ise Jingu is often compared to Izumo Taisha, while... read more

Reviewed today
Paradise, California
Interesting history and tradition

This is a place you enjoy most when you know the history and tradition. Luckily, we had an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed today

If you love Japanese shrines, this is a must go. Ise Jingu is often compared to Izumo Taisha, while I think Izuamo Taisha is a lot more beautiful, Ise Jingu is a lot easier to get to from other major cities in Japan.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place you enjoy most when you know the history and tradition. Luckily, we had an excellent guide who could explain the origin of the shrine and how to pray at each place. Would be crowded around New Years celebration.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AliceOmlet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is 90 mins from Nagoya where we stayed, via Kintetsu Railway and getting off at Ise-shi Station. Here we bought the bus ticket from the helpful Tourist Information Centre. Ise (伊勢) is located on the Shima Peninsula and the city is home to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JimmySumKahWai
Reviewed December 12, 2018

An easy day-trip by train from Nagoya, this seems to be a must-go-to place if around the region. The buildings in the complex tend to have the same impressive architecture, but it is important to read up to understand why this place is revered by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

This is very good tourist place to visit, free of charge, big area like a park with some story. There is shopping area with lot of street foods and souvenir shops before you enter to the Ise Shrine area. Lot of fun and Street food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sandratV7514NH
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Taking a 90 min train journey from Nagoya to Isheshi station & then a 15 min bus trip to the shrine itself, it's very clear as you cross the Isuzu river that this is a spiritual site of ethereal qualities, sacred to Japan. The flow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kirstine2013
Reviewed November 19, 2018

There's a reason this is one of the most important shrines in Japan - the sun goddess lives here! But aside from that, this has to be one of the most beautiful and peaceful shrines we've ever visited in the country - and we've lived...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The shrine is in a nice place, but the park is not open for walks and the tourists are confined in a very limited space. Although there are huge cedars to see and a nice spot close to the rivers, the atmosphere is spoiled by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Frederic D
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have to agree with others that the religious significance of this place is the key reason to visit. It's one of the most important shrine for Taoists and many people come to pray for themselves and their families. We were there on a rainy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jaylowe
Reviewed October 17, 2018

One thing that jumps out in Ise is how few tourists there are - it's an important Shinto shrine and most of the people you see are locals. My husband had read about this place while doing his MA in Heritage and was fascinated by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from cloudlessnight | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest wearing casual clothes that don't reveal much of the body. And not too short. Enjoy your time there!