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Ise Shrine (Ise Jingu), Ise
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A visit to the sacred complex of Ise Shrine (Ise Jingu) 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 Shrine (Ise Jingu) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ise tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • At major shrines sacred to feel. Shrine to represent Japan's feeling. I just feel like that touching the culture of Japan since ancient times at the shrine, the shrine's trees, and.
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  • First visit after the ceremony. Ago that, morning 7:00 in front of the Uji bridge to a Torii Sunrise, from one hour before tripod set the waiting for Sunrise, Photo Imaging will have. I got a nice Sunrise photos, dozens of people gathered in front of the gate. After that, Hall, 50 bells River, when it comes to the Palace Temple of gratitude. Then rough Festival at the shrine in prayer, worship, please to the temple at came by. I worship in the outer shrine ago, but both Palace and also dating to the temple at that, was the only red seal. And ISE, proved a good writing because I was a little bit disappointed, but received a valuable Vermillion.
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  • We went to Ise Jingu on a Saturday morning 10.30am. Wrong choice. The tour buses just arrived with loads of tourists. Here, you'll find Japan's dirtiest toilets! The premises are kept beautifully maje...  more »
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  • How can I describe it...Siren, peaceful, calming, green, solemn... I can go on and on. My all time favorite shrine.
  • This is Ise Jingu in Mie Prefecture. This ancient shrine is very important, and it even appears in Japanese mythology. Enshrined here is the sun deity, who is believed to bring bountiful harvests.
  • Beautiful place to visit. With so many tourists and locals, it takes away from its beauty.
  • 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.
  • One of the best and most famous shrines in all of Japan.