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Ise Shrine Geku

279 Toyokawacho, Ise 516-0042, Mie Prefecture
+81 596-22-5545
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Beautiful serene forested area

One of two famous Ise must-see shrines. An easy 5-minute walk from the JR Iseshi station. Located... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DYA717
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Honolulu
Soul of Japanese people

For our second Japan trip me and my wife planned most sacred places of japanese people. Ise Geku is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vahur2014
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279 Toyokawacho, Ise 516-0042, Mie Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of two famous Ise must-see shrines. An easy 5-minute walk from the JR Iseshi station. Located on the side of a mountain. Be sure to get the Ise brochure in the language of your choice. It has many interesting facts about the main and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For our second Japan trip me and my wife planned most sacred places of japanese people. Ise Geku is definately one of them. From Toba, our Senpokaku onsen experience, there was short train trip to Iseshi station. After short walking we found ourselves in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gekū (also known as Toyouke Daijingū) is the outer shrine of the Ise Jingu complex, which has been a center of worship for 2000 year or more. The shrine is dedicated to Toyouke-Ōmikami, the god of agriculture, rice harvest and industry, and is the second...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The second major stop on our epic two-week Iseji Kumano Kodo hike, Geku Shrine is every bit as serene and gorgeous as its counterpart. An island of quiet at the heart of the city, the Shrine is another great example of the architectural style and...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The woods and old trees in the park are beautiful and the shrines certainly look nice, at least the thatched and golden roofs. That’s about all of what you can see by the way as the sights are so sacred only some royal family members...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

If you love Japanese culture, let me absolutely recommend you to visit Ise Jingu Shrines in Mie. Geku of Ise Jingu Shrine is a shrine where Toyouke-Oomikami who manages the meals for Amaterasu-Oomikami is enshrined. Amaterasu is considered as an ancestor of Japanese race, particularly...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is the most revered shrine in japan. It's a good way to experience the Japanese culture on how they worship. It's going to be a long walk, do take note of it.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Like the inner shrine, this is a place of worship, rather than a tourist attraction. Don't expect souvenir shops, English signage, etc. This is a place for believers to pray and worship. Read about the history and significance of the shrine before you go so...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The site is quite impressive on its own but having gone to the Naiku first the Geku was underwhelming. I would suggest that when you visit start with the Geku first. It is a beautiful site, the scattered buildings are set in a beautiful setting....More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The Inner Shrine is the main shrine, while this one is the outer shrine. Unlike inner shrine, outer shrine is within walking distance from the station. There are few structures (temples?) inside. But since we are foreigners not sure what their functions are. A nice...More

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