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Ise Shrine Geku, Ise

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Bustling with worshippers, Ise Shrine Geku represents the outer shrine of the iconic Ise-Jingu (Grand Shrine). Drawing nearly 7 million visitors each year, this shrine remains one of Japan's holiest Shinto sites and features a small edifice stripped of ornamentation and nestled among rocks and trees. A guide from the local tourist office can provide more insight and explain the history and significance of this historic site. Using our world travel planner, Ise attractions like Ise Shrine Geku can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Geku is enshrined, receiving great sacred toyoukenooomicami is a God called Toyouke Daijingu, was responsible for the Naiku enshrines Amaterasu Omikami meal. So my food is always praying. Naiku walks on the right approach to the geku is left. Be careful people who walk in the Middle will have disturbed the path of God. I think sengû for the last time on the occasion of the ceremony was "sengukan", here is the facility should be anywhere in the epic model and clear explanations. This is fall hard in the real meaning of the solemn atmosphere.
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  • Also in contrast to the inner shrine, something calm calming space ahead. So kanji as forward, step on the gravel and calms the mind. Overwhelmed by the splendid with wood stand seremashita.
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  • I went on a trip organized by seniors. That was this year rather than the Ise Jingu Shrine to pray to God, thanks to the so I came grateful. You could enjoy leisurely and resting space in front of the nearby pond.
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  • One of my favorite shrines because of the nature and scenery. There is also a long market street nearby with traditional stores which makes it fun for exploring.
  • Shrine is set out over extensive grounds so allow time for the walk. You can't actually go into or even clearly see the main shrine which was a bit of a surprise. In spite of being in the middle of a small an ordinary town, the shrine grounds retain a special an memorable aura.
  • Geku (external shrine of Ise-jingu) is located in a big park with magnificent old trees, it's easy to enjoy the walk. Several buildings here and there, all with the same clear wood and gold simple pure style. All doors closed. You won't see much of the main building, this one being behind two 3 meters tall wall barriers. Interesting black stone/white stone shrine ground areas separation. Access via bus from the other half of Ise-jingu (Naiku) is simple and well indicated.
  • I want to say that the actual location itself is stunning and beautiful itself. One can truly feel the sacredness and the age of such a place. What I want to address is a willful ignorance of the elderly or physically disabled. The holiest site in the Shinto religion is essentially off limits to people who cannot make the final climb up a set of stairs to the beautiful grand shrine. Mind you these are not some ancient stairs imbued with holy symbolism, they are brand new. Plenty of people could not pray simply because they had to stop of the base of the stairs. I have seen plenty of shrines and temples across Japan make accommodations for the elderly and disabled so why not add a ramp up the stairs? Seems unconscionable to me.
  • 三重 - 伊勢神宮, nice place!Worth visit
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