Ise Grand Shrine is located in Ise City and was formally
known as Kotai Jingu. It is said that the Sun Goddess
Amaterasu Omikami is enshrined in the Inner Shrine.
This makes the Ise Grand Shrine one of the most
important Shinto shrines in Japan. The main buildings
are designed to resemble rice granaries because the
establishment predates the introduction of Buddhist
architecture to Japan. According to Shinto tradition, both
the inner and outer shrines are rebuilt every 20 years
from scratch. The next time it will be rebuilt is in 2033.
It is said that the first Inner Shrine was built over 2000 years ago. It takes about 60-90 minutes to reach the Inner Shrine from the Uji Bridge. The two bridges are made out of the former pillars of the Shinto structures. Visitors have an opportunity to purify themselves using the sacred water of the Isuzugawa River. The main sanctuary is located at the top of some stone steps. Beyond that is the main hall where the Sun Goddess is enshrined. It can be identified by the multiple sets of fences and please that photography is not allowed past a certain point. There are many structures to visit around the grounds like the Kaguraden and Aramatsurinomiya.
Group Tour | Ultra-Deluxe
14 Days 13 Nights | from US $22998.00
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