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Ise Shrine (Ise Jingu), Ise

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Ise-Shima trip I went to Ise Jingu Shrine, highlighted. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy. I think all hell breaks loose in a blazing hot than good, but is a bit disappointing. A 3-day weekend, was a large turnout. Crowded around the stairs of the Naiku, miyamae, and ago, I pray I was able. Was good. I would also have a chance to come to pray.
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  • It was crowded for 3-day weekend. Naiku A 120-minute wait for parking, so good little walking park in Naiku B, was waiting for 10 minutes. Crowded but was easily could visit. There are lots of trees and natural power spots is.
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  • And an unprecedented boom in thoroughfare, had visited the parking lot at 7 o'clock in the morning, but already near full close. That and the day was heavy rain. I think that could pray and slowly. It is 50 bells River and a solemn atmosphere in the contracts. Never seen on the grounds such as old a few years cedar trees are planted and the air staff and it just makes me happy.
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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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