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  • Shlomi T
    Nagano, Japan1,404 contributions
    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 place is so beautiful.
    Lots of green, green and more green.
    The temple itself is very important in Japaneses couture, but not that special visually.
    Written 24 May 2021
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  • HotRodHeart
    France124 contributions
    This shrine is the smaller one, situated not far from the town center.

    It is great to stroll around, and enjoy the atmosphere of greenery and mystery that floats around.

    You can end up in little trails in the forest, and really feel the nature around you.

    I visited this shrine before the bigger one the next day, and it's a good thing I did. It's like going to a different scale.
    Written 7 August 2020
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  • heng chong k
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    A street which you can soaked up the old periodic Ise. Also sample its varieties of local gourmet, snacks, craft beers and sake
    Written 2 December 2019
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  • Robina
    Perth, Australia332 contributions
    Several shrines along the walkway that clings to the cliff side. Dedicated to Mikestu the Shinto goddess of marriage harmony. Many statue frogs to pat for a wish. And the fascinating folklore story about the 2 off shore rocks 'husband and wife' linked by a rope. Good for a visit but expect crowds.Long shopping complex at the end with lots of souvenir possibilities.
    Written 12 October 2019
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  • w_lancy
    Hong Kong, China25 contributions
    The rocks is smaller than I expected. But I think it's nice to have a visit.
    After I have lunch near Toba station, I took a bus to the rocks, get down the bus near the shopping mall, the bus took about 15 mins and I walk through the mall to the end, very easy to reach it.
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • Kimitaka S
    Taichung, Taiwan12,784 contributions
    Sarutahiko is a god of "Michihiraki", or opening a way. So, it is good to pray, when you want to begin to do something. Compared with Ise shrine, it is much smaller, but likewise it a quiet and refreshing place. This shrine is just between Ise Naigu and Kintetsu Isuzugawa station. If you don't like to walk, there is, of course, a bus stop nearby.
    Written 10 January 2017
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  • Masayoshi
    Fujisawa, Japan3,949 contributions
    I've visited this place as a tourist.
    I don't have anything to complain.
    Small parking space, not far from a main attraction of Geku.
    Unique hori, moat, protecting the site.
    Sacred and peaceful atmosphere for locals to pray for the day.

    No problem as a local facility.

    At the same time, what should I see as a tourist?
    I cannot find it...
    Written 20 October 2016
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  • GAN L
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
    Visitors to Naiku shrine will end up here. They can shop for souvenirs and local Ise products to bring back home. There are many shops to cater to the visitors. There are also many restaurants and cafes.
    Written 7 November 2019
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  • olafoomes
    Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,671 contributions
    After visiting the Meotoiwa rocks I decided to walk along the Pacific coastline through the Futamiura Park. It is a very small and long park however with a great view over the Pacific ocean. At almost the very end of the park you can exit the park and enter the Meotoiwa Front Approach road and walk straight on towards the Futaminoura JR station.
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • Tokugawa_Ieyasu
    Fujieda, Japan103 contributions
    From the JR station 'Iseshi', you can easily walk to this Tsukiyominomiya shrine, one of the 125 shrines of Ise Jingu shrines.
    The shrine looks very simple. But the simpleness delivers you beautiful impressions.
    If you try to visit Geku of Ise Jingu shrines, you had better visit here also.
    Written 29 March 2018
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  • olafoomes
    Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,671 contributions
    On my way to Aramatsurinomiya Shrine, another shrine on the premises (not that impressive), I passed a really huge tree which was touched and even hugged by many people. It was a very old tree looking at the size of its trunk. Very impressive.
    Written 4 September 2019
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  • olafoomes
    Amstelveen, The Netherlands1,671 contributions
    When you arrive at the Futaminoura JR station it is very easy to get to Meotoiwa by following the Meotoiwa Front Approach. It is a roughly 20 minutes walk consisting of just two straight roads. It is clearly indicated on a map opposite the station exit.
    It is a very pleasant walk with many nice buildings and shops along the road, especially on the last track where you can hear the Sea of Japan hitting the coastline.

    After about 20 minutes you will see a tori on your left-hand side which indicates the beginning of the Meotoiwa area and the end of your approach.
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • DYA717
    Honolulu9,267 contributions
    Very helplful English speaking staff. Very good English brochure to explain the top attractions, food, etc in this area.
    Written 10 June 2018
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  • DYA717
    Honolulu9,267 contributions
    Very helpful, friendly staff. I picked up my CAN bus pass here and had a great day using the bus service from Ise to Toba City.
    Written 10 June 2018
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