“Ise Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine)” is the most important Shinto shrine for Japanese. The “Ise Jingu” has many shrines, and the most famous shrines are “Naiku (the Inner Shrine)” and “Geku (the Outer Shrine).”
First, I visited the “Geku.”
A place where you wash your hands with water for purification.
I walked along the following road.
The enshrined deity (Toyouke-no-Omikami) of the “Geku” is in this shrine.
There are many other shrines in the precinct of the “Geku.”
Since many of these shrines are built on the mountain, there are steps like there all over the place.
Next, I went to the “Naiku.”
This bridge is called “Uji-bashi” bridge, and the river is “Isuzugawa” River.
This is “Isuzugawa” River. You should wash your hands with water here for purification.
“Kaguraden” (a hall of Shinto music and dance).
The enshrined deity (Amaterasu-Omikami) of the “Naiku” is in this shrine. “Amaterasu-Omikami” is the supreme god of Japanese people, and is a solar deity and a goddess.
How big the tree is! Please look at the hands on the right side of the picture. The hand is an adult hand!
There are many shrines here too.
There is a pond.
Whether it was because of the many trees or not I’m not sure but the air around “Ise Jingu” is of a different quality.