#301: Ise Grand Shrine (Geku) (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#301: Ise Grand Shrine (Geku) (category: shrine)

Ise Grand Shrine (Geku)

Ise Grand Shrine or Ise Jingu, the most prestigious shrine in Japan, actually consists of two shrines. One is "Naiku" (refer to #300) and the other is "Geku" (literally meaning an outer shrine), whose another name is Toyouke Dai-jingu.

Among these two main shrines, Naiku is more prestigious. So, people are encouraged to visit Geku first, and then Naiku. Both shrines are located in Ise City, but they are a little distant from each other and it takes an hour to walk from Geku to Naiku by foot. Alternatively, you can take bus or taxi.

Ise Grand Shrine (Geku) Japan

(Monday, February 15th, 2016)    See Archive

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