Ise Shrine (Inner) [伊勢神宮 内宮]

The holy site among holy sites, the so-called first among Shinto shrines, Ise Jingu. Nestled in something like the middle of the main Honshu island, pilgrims have been making their way to this place to worship for centuries. So lets go check it out!

Ise Naiku Shogu

main hall of Ise Inner Shrine

Ise Shrine is actually composed of two shrines, the Inner (naiku) and Outer (geku), each of considerable size and importance, so for organization’s sake I will be splitting this post up in to two parts to match. If you haven’t already, start yourself off at The Outer Shrine before coming back to this post. Otherwise, let’s move along!

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Ise Shrine (Outer) [伊勢神宮 外宮]

The holy site among holy sites, the so-called first among Shinto shrines, Ise Jingu. Nestled in something like the middle of the main Honshu island, pilgrims have been making their way to this place to worship for centuries. So what’s stopping you from joining them, huh?

Ise Geku Headon

Ise Outer Shrine main hall

Ise Shrine is actually composed of two shrines, the Inner (naiku) and Outer (geku), each of considerable size and importance, so for organization’s sake I will be splitting this post up in to two parts to match. For now, let’s make our first stop at the Outer Ise Shrine.

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