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Ise Grand Shrine, Ise

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A visit to the sacred complex of Ise Grand Shrine allows you to discover a series of Shinto sacred sites centered on two main temples. The 125 shrines date back to the 4th century BCE and are hugely popular pilgrimage spots, visited by millions of devotees each year. The most visited is the Inner Shrine, or "Naiku," which is traditionally rebuilt every twenty years. As you approach this temple, take a moment to appreciate the peaceful ambience, scenic forested setting, and the simple architecture of the wooden shrine buildings. A visit to Ise Grand Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ise tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This shrine was the perfect little oasis. It was surrounded by trees and water making it feel isolated from the world. It was an easy walk to the different structures that took about an hour. The arch...  more »
  • It is aslightly a long walk through but the walk was lovely and cooling. There is a river, pond, forested area, gift shops inside.Lots of people but there was no pushing or shouting. Feel the shrine's...  more »
  • Whilst the shrines are not much to look at , they are important for Shinto religion and a place to pray . The best part is a walk over a big bridge with entrance gate and a peaceful forest . Walk alon...  more »