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Ise Shrine (Ise Jingu)

Ise 516-0023, Mie Prefecture
+81 596-24-1111
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holly place keep calm

most beautiful Japanese culture there are lots of gods in this area. need to walk a lot. keep calm... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
maymay1215
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Tokyo, Japan
Beautiful serene forested area

One of two famous Ise must-see shrines. About a 20-minute bus ride out of the Iseshi train station... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DYA717
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Honolulu
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Ise 516-0023, Mie Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

most beautiful Japanese culture there are lots of gods in this area. need to walk a lot. keep calm As this is the holly place, please keep the rule and keep clean when you go there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of two famous Ise must-see shrines. About a 20-minute bus ride out of the Iseshi train station area on the side of a mountain. Enter via the torii gate, walk across a beautiful bridge over the Isuzu river. Then a long but easy walk...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings are not as spectacular as the castles (e.g. Osaka, Himeji) and temples. I think the Ise Shrine is more popular for Japanese. We can only see the shrines (both Naiku and Geku) from the outside. The inside does not seem to be opened...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Naikū or inner shrine of the Ise Jingu complex (also officially known as Kotai Jingū) is dedicated to the sun-god, Amaterasu. This shrine is closely linked to the Imperial House, and by tradition the priestess who oversees the shrine is drawn from the Imperial...More

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine is famous for its highly regarded place in Japan nationals heart. There is a general perception among locals that one should visit this shrine in his/her lifetime. A peaceful and relaxing walk lead to the shrine building which is closed for the public....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place just teems with peace and the people's respect for nature and the beautiful land in which they inhabit. 100% worth any time you have to wander about.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

lovely walk within both shrine, felt connect to the nature and very peaceful. even though strictly speaking ise taisha is not a tourist place it open to public just follow the local rules and culture and pay respect to the place as this is the...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

It was lovely walking over the river into the inner shrine. Appreciate and admire the magnificent shrine buildings made of solid cypress timber. Just appreciate that this is sacred to Shintoists. It's not a tourist attraction like the many other temples in Japan. Just enjoy...More

1  Thank GlobeTrotters4001
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

If I were to choose a favorite among the places I have visited in Japan, it would be this shrine in Ise. I felt at home and at peace with nature. It was so beautiful I almost cried just looking at the river, trees, gravel...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Ise Jingu not only acted as the starting point for our two-week Iseji Kumano Kodo hike, but as the perfect introduction to Japanese Shintoism and the immense natural beauty of Mie Prefecture. Crossing the bridge shortly after dawn and soaking in the utter serenity of...More

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16 May 2016|
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Response from Tawan U | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest wearing casual clothes that don't reveal much of the body. And not too short. Enjoy your time there!
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