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Ise Jingu is divided into two main areas – ‘Naiku’ (the inner shrine) and ‘Geku’ (the outer shrine), and is comprised in total of 125 smaller shrines). The shrine’s official name, however, is ‘Jingu’.

Being surrounded by forest and enclosed within an abundance of cool, fresh air, Jingu is known for giving visitors a sense of spiritual renewal.
In front of Naiku spread the Oharai Machi and Okage Yokocho - historic and beautiful side streets bustling with food & beverage stalls and plenty of opportunities for shopping.

Additionally, the Meoto Iwa – ‘Married Couple Rocks’ – stand nearby, located in Futami-no-ura, and are a world-famous symbol of matrimonial happiness. The rocks are especially beautiful to witness at sunrise and under the light of the moon, however each season bestows upon them a unique beauty, making them ideal to visit whatever the time of year.

There are many other such similar places located away from the urban district near Jingu, each of which reveals a different aspect of Japan.

Being roughly three and a half hours by Shinakansen/Kintetsu Railway from Tokyo, and two hours by the Kintetsu Railway from Kyoto or Osaka, access to Ise City is easy from all major cities, making it an ideal place to visit whatever your travel itinerary.
 
※The photograph shows sunrise at Meoto Iwa – the ‘Married Couple Rocks’

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    Ise Confectionary Expo 2017

    Japan’s biggest snack & confectionary festival, Ise Okashi Expo, will take place this year from Friday 21st April to Sunday 14th May. Held for the first time in the Meiji era ...

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    Taiko temple Wisteria Festival

    At Taiko temple, “Wisteria Festival” is held from Saturday 22nd April to Sunday 7th May, that 7 to 8 kinds of wisteria bloom including Ryujin wisteria of 150 year old. The wiste...

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    Spring Kagura Festival

    Since 1945, Kagura festival has been held twice a year, spring and fall, with the purpose of giving the public more opportunity to come in contact with the Gagaku Music. This y...

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    La Festa Primavera 2017

    During April 14th - 17th, "La Festa Primavera 2017" will be held between Nagoya and Kyoto. This event is based on Italian car race called "Mile Miglia" held from 1927 and also ...

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    Jingu Hono Grand Sumo Match

    On April 2, "Jingu Hono Grand Sumo" Match will be held at the Jingu Sumo ring inside Jingu Hall. Live matches of Sumo, which is Japan's national sport, is a whole different s...

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    Cherry blossom

    In Ise city, cherry blossom fully blossoms from the end of March to the beginning of April (※Except for some part of the middle of April) beautifully. Illumination and cherry bl...

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    Ise-Shunkei

    Ise-Shunkei is the traditional lacquerware of Ise region. Its history dates back all the way to Muromachi period (14-16C). It is said that the carpenters who built shrines rece...

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    Isshiki-Noh

    Isshiki-Noh will be performed at Isshiki-cho public hall on March 12. Isshiki-Noh has a rich, long history of about 450 years, started by the company ""Wayaza"" in late 15C, a ...

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    Hatsuuma Festival

    Hatsuuma Festival is held at Matsuokannon-ji on March 7 (Tus) and 8 (Wed). From ancient times, it does not matter unlucky year, there is a custom to visit Kannon on the day of ...

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    Ohinasama-Meguri, Hina Dolls Tour of Futami

    On March 3, Hinamatsuri, or Hina Festival is celebrated in Japan, the annual girls day. It is a long standing tradition to decorate the houses and shops with a special set of ""...

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    Ise Udon!

    One of Japan’s authentic ‘fast foods’, Ise Udon has been enjoyed since the Edo era, more than 400 years ago. Udon are thick, white noodles made from wheat flour, known for their...

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    Ise Confectionary Expo 2017

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    Taiko temple Wisteria Festival

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    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20170125112412
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    Spring Kagura Festival

    Since 1945, Kagura festival has been held twice a year, spring and fall, with the purpose of giving the public more opportunity to come in contact with the Gagaku Music. This y...

    Read More
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    La Festa Primavera 2017

    During April 14th - 17th, "La Festa Primavera 2017" will be held between Nagoya and Kyoto. This event is based on Italian car race called "Mile Miglia" held from 1927 and also ...

    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20170120101009
    Mie Ise city

    Jingu Hono Grand Sumo Match

    On April 2, "Jingu Hono Grand Sumo" Match will be held at the Jingu Sumo ring inside Jingu Hall. Live matches of Sumo, which is Japan's national sport, is a whole different s...

    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20170110154756
    Mie Ise city

    Isshiki-Noh

    Isshiki-Noh will be performed at Isshiki-cho public hall on March 12. Isshiki-Noh has a rich, long history of about 450 years, started by the company ""Wayaza"" in late 15C, a ...

    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20170104130753
    Mie Ise city

    Hatsuuma Festival

    Hatsuuma Festival is held at Matsuokannon-ji on March 7 (Tus) and 8 (Wed). From ancient times, it does not matter unlucky year, there is a custom to visit Kannon on the day of ...

    Read More
  • Events Thumb1 20161222164303
    Mie Ise city

    Ohinasama-Meguri, Hina Dolls Tour of Futami

    On March 3, Hinamatsuri, or Hina Festival is celebrated in Japan, the annual girls day. It is a long standing tradition to decorate the houses and shops with a special set of ""...

    Read More
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    Road relay race of Cities & towns in Mie

    “Road relay race of Cities & towns in Mie” is held on Sunday 19th February. Ten runners chosen from each cities and towns will run in the relay road race for 42.195 km from Mi...

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    Okage-Yokocho Hinamatsuri Festival

    Okage-Yokocho’s Hinamatsuri festival will be held this year from Saturday 18th February to Friday the 3rd of March. A festival dating back as far as the Heian period (794 – 1185...

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    Jingu Limousine

    Convenient express bus “Jingu Limousine” is running between Centrair (Chubu international airport) and Ise. This bus connects “Tsu nagisamachi”, where an express ship to Centrai...

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    Ise-Shunkei

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