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All reviews ise shrine japanese culture long walk wash your hands pay respect forested area the bus imperial family massive trees small river serene place wooden bridge english signage definitely worth the visit twenty years day trip gravel path
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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