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Ise Jingu伊勢神宮

Shrine

This shrine in Ise City is the Honshuji of the Jinja Honcho (Association of Shinto Shrines). Its official name is simply Jingu, and it has been familiarly called O-Ise-san since long ago. The name “Jingu” is actually used as a general term to refer to 125 jinja (shinto shrines) including the two shogu of Naiku, dedicated to Amaterasu-Omikami, and Geku, dedicated to Toyo’uke-no-Omikami as well as other betsugu (associated shrines) and setsumatsu-sha (auxiliary or subsidiary shrines). When making a pilgrimage to Ise, the official order of the pilgrimage is to enter the Naiku from the Geku. Once every 20 years the shaden (the main building of a Shinto shrine) of the Naiku, Geku and 14 other betsugu are reconstructed and the enshrined objects are transferred from the old to the new structures.

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place Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujitachichou 1
phone 0596241111

Review of Ise Shrine (Ise Jingu)

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/19 MUST-SEE
There's a reason this is one of the most important shrines in Japan - the sun goddess lives here! But aside from that, this has to be one of the most beautiful and peaceful shrines we've ever visited...
Reviewed:2018/11/19 To avoid if no religious significance
The shrine is in a nice place, but the park is not open for walks and the tourists are confined in a very limited space. Although there are huge cedars to see and a nice spot close to the rivers, the...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 Serenity, not grandeur
I have to agree with others that the religious significance of this place is the key reason to visit. It's one of the most important shrine for Taoists and many people come to pray for themselves and...

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Address

Mie Pref. Iseshi Ujitachichou 1 [map]

Phone

0596241111

Hours
[Oct. Nov. Dec.] 5:00-17:00
[Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Sep.] 5:00-18:00
May May June. Aug.] 5:00-19:00

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Mie Main Areas

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Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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