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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Ise Grand Shrine Reviews
We visited this shrine while on a cruise ship excursion from Toba. It is not very far from the port, and definitely worth visiting. Our five-hour excursion from Toba included the Grand Shrine and... more »
We were staying in Nagoya and took the 1 hour and 45 minute JR train to Ise. We visited on Thursday, January 2. Took the JR Rapid Mie and the cost was 2520 yen for the round trip. We actually... more »
Here, in this holy place, I feel the underlying unity of all religions. I do not know what kind of gods there are, but I am moved to tears because I feel blessed. How cool!
It's a nice shrine, but personally I was not overly impressed. Probably I had maxed out on shrines and temples by then. Spacious areal.
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