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Ise Shrine Geku, Ise

Must see · Historic Walking Area · Religious Site
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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. Plan my day in Ise using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Good place to walk and reflect regardless of your religion. Shrine was very basic but still glad we came. COVID has significantly affected the number of people here. It was nearly empty of... 
    Good place to walk and reflect regardless of your religion. Shrine was very basic but still glad we came. COVID has significantly affected the number of people here. It was nearly empty of...  more »
  • This shrine is the smaller one, situated not far from the town center. It is great to stroll around, and enjoy the atmosphere of greenery and mystery that floats around. You can end up in little... 
    This shrine is the smaller one, situated not far from the town center. It is great to stroll around, and enjoy the atmosphere of greenery and mystery that floats around. You can end up in little...  more »
  • The Outer Shrine is usually visited before the Inner Shrine. If you are arriving by train, Geku, or the Outer Shrine is within walking distance. We actually had to take a bus for the 20 minute ride....  more
    The Outer Shrine is usually visited before the Inner Shrine. If you are arriving by train, Geku, or the Outer Shrine is within walking distance. We actually had to take a bus for the 20 minute ride....  more »
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  • Visited the shrine for the third time and was my first time to visit the outer shrine ( jingu geku)it reminded me of arashiyama in kyoto. The have beautiful sceneries of old Japanese style shops. You will enjoy eating and want to try everything you see. They have good food and lots for souvenirs. I recommend to visit this side when visiting the main shrine( jingu naika)
  • I honestly enjoyed this more than Ise Naiku. It was serene. The parking was vast and free. The tourist center was just across the road and had Ise city stamps. You can take a bus from here to the Naiku. There is a pond and a ¥300 museum on the grounds.
  • It's nice, I guess. Definitely don't come all the way here unless it has some religious significance for you. The buildings are well maintained, the grounds spacious and clean, but on the surface it's no different from the other million shrines around, and the same goes for the inner shrine too (hope that's not too sacrilegious...)
  • Beautiful place . Clean . you can also find seat to rest or just enjoy looking at the nature . its worth visiting .
  • This is a very special place and the Ise Grand Shrine is one of the holiest and most important sites in Shinto. Geku is the outer shrine of Ise. I loved walking to the shrine and it is a very spiritual experience. The nature is also spectacular because of the green trees and forests along the way. I recommend going in the morning and enjoy both Ise Geku and Ise Naiku. Don't miss this highlight of a visit to Mie!

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