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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. Using our international travel planner, Ise attractions like Ise Grand Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The most holly ground in Japan! and a beautiful park all around the area. This is by far the most important Shinto religion site in Japan. Even if you are not so much into Buddhism or Shinto, the... 
    The most holly ground in Japan! and a beautiful park all around the area. This is by far the most important Shinto religion site in Japan. Even if you are not so much into Buddhism or Shinto, the...  more »
  • This is one of the oldest and most revered shrines in Japan. So if you are an history buff, of enjoy the mystery and feeling of a power spot, you will be happy to stroll in this shrine. It's... 
    This is one of the oldest and most revered shrines in Japan. So if you are an history buff, of enjoy the mystery and feeling of a power spot, you will be happy to stroll in this shrine. It's...  more »
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  • The area is filled with numerous shrines centered with two main shrines. Inner shrine and outer shrine. These are some important shrines for Shinto religion. The place is usually crowded with tourists and pilgrims. You will feel a deep sense of spirituality here. The natural beauty around the shrines is splendid. There’s a a beautiful river going across the place. There’s a shopping street just at the entrance. It’s as ancient as the shrines. Both the sides are packed with small shops with local delicacies. For Muslims, you’ll find a small halal certified shop there and there’s a praying space too.
  • The most gigantic shrine I’ve ever visited in Japan, its very sacred to Japanese and its the most important shrine for Japanese .It is visited by millions of people and pilgrims.Every time we pass a gate we bow to show respect facing the inner part of the main place of the building. The structure of the building is amazing taking photos inside in the main building which is very sacred is prohibited .It has nanku and The shrine is located in a forest with very gigantic and tallest trees I have ever seen in my life. The visit going to the main sacred location will take about 25-30 minutes in a slow phase without knowing because you will enjoy sightseeing in the garden with beautiful Japanese pine trees called “ matsu”松の木 meaning “waiting for the soul of a god to descend from Heaven” and the trees so gorgeous and amazing. It has Geku (外宮, Gekū) and Naiku (内宮, Naikū) Its a worth seeing place I highly recommend it!

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