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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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  • I've been too many shrines and temples in Japan over the years, but I have to admit this was the most beautiful one I think I've ever seen. Mainly because of the size and Dynamics. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous. Definitely worth the stop. There's a station right in front of the main shrine
  • Most sacred shrine in Japan. Its truly the “Soul of Japan”. It is especially crowded during new year since many people come to offer their prayers from all over Japan. Car is the most convenient option. You have to visit this shrine in the order of external shrine (外宮) first and then to the internal shrine (内宮). Its truly an experience!

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