Ise Grand Shrine


Since ancient times, visiting this shrine has been considered to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for the Japanese. Inhabitants of the Toba/Ise region, where the shrine is located, are known as ‘People of the Land of God,’ as they consider everything to be connected to the shrine. Ise Grand Shrine is a collective of 125 shrines, including Naiku (‘inside shrine’), which enshrines the Sun Goddess, the most important deity of the Shinto religion, and Geku (‘outside shrine’), which enshrines the goddess of agriculture and industry. Situated in an area roughly the same size as Paris, rituals are conducted on a daily basis at the 1,500-year-old Ise Grand Shrine.

May 05, 2016



Ise Grand Jingu
Naiku: 1 Ujitachi-cho, Ise city, Mie-ken
Geku: 279 Toyokawa-cho, Ise city, Mie-ken