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Ise Shrine Geku

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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We saw a ‘free tour guide’ sign at Ise City Tourist Information Center across from the entrance of Gekū and decided to go for it. It was the best decision ever. I’d recommend it to all Japanese speakers who are visiting Gekū for the first...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

Ise is home to the Ise Shrines (Ise Jingu), Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines. 伊勢神宮is actually a large number of Shinto shrines centered on two main shrines, Naikū (内宮) and Gekū (外宮). The Geku (also officially known as "Toyouke Daijingū") or 外宮 is just near...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

The one that is nearest to the train station, being a near bus ride away, this provides a good start to the shrines in the locale. Get the bus pass as the various shrines and areas of interest are located some distance away from each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

One of the most important shrines in Japan, the Ise pair are not to be missed. Geku is the outer shrine and what you will approach first when you come from the station. It's a lovely and peaceful walk through the cedar trees and on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

This was a lovely temple and gardens it was free to go in , you can quite easily take a pushchair in as not many steps. The Emperor of Japan visits this shrine once a year . The area around the shrine is lovely it's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

For wheelchair users, the trip to Ise Shrine Geku is fairly easy. Iseshi Station is wheelchair accessible and the walk to the shrine is very flat. The pathways throughout the whole shrine are covered in gravel, so manual wheelchair users may have a difficult time....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

One of two famous Ise must-see shrines. An easy 5-minute walk from the JR Iseshi station. Located on the side of a mountain. Be sure to get the Ise brochure in the language of your choice. It has many interesting facts about the main and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

For our second Japan trip me and my wife planned most sacred places of japanese people. Ise Geku is definately one of them. From Toba, our Senpokaku onsen experience, there was short train trip to Iseshi station. After short walking we found ourselves in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vahur2014
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Gekū (also known as Toyouke Daijingū) is the outer shrine of the Ise Jingu complex, which has been a center of worship for 2000 year or more. The shrine is dedicated to Toyouke-Ōmikami, the god of agriculture, rice harvest and industry, and is the second...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The second major stop on our epic two-week Iseji Kumano Kodo hike, Geku Shrine is every bit as serene and gorgeous as its counterpart. An island of quiet at the heart of the city, the Shrine is another great example of the architectural style and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Jeffo C
September 12, 2018|
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Thanks a lot Daniel. I guess I can walk to Toba station and take the Kintetsu Line to Iseshi and then take a short walk from station to Geku. From Geku is it a short walk to the nearby ancient town Yochoko, After the... More