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Ise Shrine (Ise Jingu)

Ise 516-0023 , Mie Prefecture
+81 596-24-1111
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Peaceful forest with shrines

Whilst the shrines are not much to look at , they are important for Shinto religion and a place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Walton On Thames
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One of the biggest!

They did say that Ise Shrine is the most important shrine in Japan and it shows on how massive the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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“Peaceful forest with shrines ”
16 Apr 2017
“One of the biggest!”
Ise 516-0023 , Mie Prefecture
+81 596-24-1111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the shrines are not much to look at , they are important for Shinto religion and a place to pray . The best part is a walk over a big bridge with entrance gate and a peaceful forest . Walk along gravel path to...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

They did say that Ise Shrine is the most important shrine in Japan and it shows on how massive the place is. There's a river nearby, a pond, it's also set in a forested area. Cherry blossoms were also in and out of the park!...More

Thank djtravelbug
Reviewed 16 April 2017

There is a long walk through a forested area before you reach the Ise Grande Shrine, so he sure to wear sensible shoes as it is about half a mile. At the end of the walk, you can only see the outside of the shrine...More

Thank Fleckney
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you have the opportunity to go around that area don't hesitate it is worth the visit! Huge trees, nice buidings & good energy //

Thank JeromeFloerke
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It is a very nice place in the hills. The down part is that there are so many full tour buses coming and going. It is not possible to see the inner shrine because it is fenced off from view. The buss trip to and...More

Thank Yuko-Stu
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

It was crowded but still peaceful, be sure to make a stop at the purification site along the Isuzugawa River. The path to the main sanctuary is in a heavily wooded area and it's quite serene, take your time and don't feel like you need...More

Thank joycey249
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Considering as the largest Shrine of Japan. Even The Japanese King comes here once in every year to perform religious ceremony. We should pay a visit at this place if have a chance!!!

Thank Sanuphong
Reviewed 12 March 2017

What can I say? This was a complete and utter disappointment. I have probably been to over 100 shrines in my time in Japan and I'd rank this at the very bottom. First of all, what is so special about this shrine? Why is it...More

2  Thank gaijinguyinjapan
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visited here on February 2016 on a business trip. TripAdvisor's date doesn't go back to that date. It might be hard to reach this place for first-time traveler, but the fame of this place and the guide should be sufficient. If you're looking for a...More

Thank Fedreik S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is one of two most important Shitoism shrine in Japan, i.e. Ise Shrine and Izumo Shrine. You have to visit there to see why it is so important for us.

Thank Fumio T
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Do u have to wear a uniform for mu daughter or she can just wear anything?
16 May 2016|
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Visitors may wear any type of clothing that they wish, but I would advise comfortable and casual dress that is neat and a bit conservative, as this temple is very sacred and revered by the Japanese, in constant attendance... More
As my daughter is a handicapped(wheelchair user)whether she can visit the temple?do you have disabled toilet in park?thank!
2 October 2015|
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