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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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Timeline of Ise city

  • Events 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 ...

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  • Events 20161220114425
    Mie Ise city

    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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  • Events 20161215155328
    Mie Ise city

    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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  • Events 20161213135637
    Mie Ise city

    Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)

    Taiko temple located in the middle of Mt. Otonashi will held “Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)” on Sunday, 12th February 2017. It is 18th January of lunar calendar, especiall...

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  • Events 20161207085518
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun festival

    “Setsubun festival” will be held on Friday 3rd January, 2017, at Futami-Okitama shrine. To drive out evil spirit, at first getting rid of red demon and blue demon, and then the ...

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  • Events 20161205114308
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun market in Okage Yokocho Street

    From Saturday 21th January to Friday 3rd February next year, “Setsubun market” will be held in Okage Yokocho Street. It was thought that Setsubun day (the day before the beginni...

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  • Events 20161108182333
    Mie Ise city

    Yudate Shinto ritual

    Every year on January 14th, Yudate Shinto ritual will be held at Eino Shrine of the enclave Futami Okitama Shrine. Shinto priests purify parishioners over their head with bamboo...

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  • Events 20161104104706
    Mie Ise city

    Celebratory New Year's Rice Cake Cutting

    Every year on January 11th, locals celebrate with “New Year’s rice cake with red bean soup” in Okage alley. It’s an event to welcome the gods of the New Year, and the kagami moc...

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  • Events 20161028164307
    Mie Ise city

    “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi ( The old Year and the New Year ) ”

    From Saturday 31st December to the national holiday 1st January 2016, “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi” will be held. ("Yukutoshi Kurutoshi" means "The old Year and the New Ye...

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  • Events 20161026085435
    Mie Ise city

    Jingu dedication of mochi pounding

    On Monday 26th December, “Jingu dedication of mochi pounding” will be held on the dedication stage of Sengu Museum in Geku, Ise Jingu. Pounded are rice cakes given to visitors G...

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  • Gourmet 20160624094930
    Mie Ise city

    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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  • Events 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 20161220114425
    Mie Ise city

    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...

    Read More
  • Events 20161215155328
    Mie Ise city

    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...

    Read More
  • Events 20161213135637
    Mie Ise city

    Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)

    Taiko temple located in the middle of Mt. Otonashi will held “Kannon fire festival (HATSU-KANNON)” on Sunday, 12th February 2017. It is 18th January of lunar calendar, especiall...

    Read More
  • Events 20161207085518
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun festival

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    Read More
  • Events 20161205114308
    Mie Ise city

    Setsubun market in Okage Yokocho Street

    From Saturday 21th January to Friday 3rd February next year, “Setsubun market” will be held in Okage Yokocho Street. It was thought that Setsubun day (the day before the beginni...

    Read More
  • Events 20161108182333
    Mie Ise city

    Yudate Shinto ritual

    Every year on January 14th, Yudate Shinto ritual will be held at Eino Shrine of the enclave Futami Okitama Shrine. Shinto priests purify parishioners over their head with bamboo...

    Read More
  • Events 20161104104706
    Mie Ise city

    Celebratory New Year's Rice Cake Cutting

    Every year on January 11th, locals celebrate with “New Year’s rice cake with red bean soup” in Okage alley. It’s an event to welcome the gods of the New Year, and the kagami moc...

    Read More
  • Events 20161028164307
    Mie Ise city

    “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi ( The old Year and the New Year ) ”

    From Saturday 31st December to the national holiday 1st January 2016, “Okage-yokocho Yukutoshi Kurutoshi” will be held. ("Yukutoshi Kurutoshi" means "The old Year and the New Ye...

    Read More
  • Events 20161026085435
    Mie Ise city

    Jingu dedication of mochi pounding

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    Read More
  • Transportation 20160816235229
    Mie Ise city

    Jingu Limousine

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