Ise Shrine Geku
Ise Shrine Geku
4.5
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Kevin S
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Good place to walk and reflect regardless of your religion. Shrine was very basic but still glad we came. COVID has significantly affected the number of people here. It was nearly empty of visitors on a Sunday afternoon.
Written 20 December 2021
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Nikks B
Hong Kong, China332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Words cannot explain the beauty of this magnificent place.

It was extremely busy today due to Obon holiday. Even with huge crowds the respect the Japanese people where everyone is quiet and patient really makes visiting these sacred grounds very pleasant.

Our guide Noriko-San provided good information and even provided some of her childhood details on why this place is so important in their culture.

Highly recommend to visit as many of the shrines during your visit.
Written 11 August 2019
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wadasan
Seattle28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We saw a ‘free tour guide’ sign at Ise City Tourist Information Center across from the entrance of Gekū and decided to go for it. It was the best decision ever. I’d recommend it to all Japanese speakers who are visiting Gekū for the first time to take advantage of this service. Our guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He taught us all the basic shrine etiquettes in addition to some interesting facts regarding Jingū - about how each shrine is rebuilt every 20 years, what happens to the building materials afterwards, how the members of the royal family visit Jingū, etc. Our visit wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting without the guide.
Written 14 February 2019
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yoshiy475
Sumida, Japan55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
Ise Jingu is No1 shrine in Japan. Geku is a part of it. It is far from Main part of Ise Jingu which is Naiku. It is said that you should come here before going Naiku. I do not know why. Anyway, it is still worth coming here, if you like historical thing in Japan. It is good for walking, too.
Written 9 June 2019
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Garys-Tribe
Lechlade, UK1,551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples

We headed over to stroll through what we thought was another temple park,however straight away we felt there was something completely different about this place.

The energy was incredibly strong with a fascinating and strong presence of something mystical and vibrant which we both picked up at the same time.

Doing more research when we got back to the hotel we realised it was sacred grounds and one of the most important religious sites in Japan.

We were lucky to watch a simple ceremony by a monk and a guy in a suit, never seen that before so pretty interesting.

Recommendation
Go and check it out,see if you feel the same energy vibes as we did

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Written 12 April 2019
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The one that is nearest to the train station, being a near bus ride away, this provides a good start to the shrines in the locale. Get the bus pass as the various shrines and areas of interest are located some distance away from each other.
Written 13 December 2018
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Vahur2014
Tapa, Estonia101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
For our second Japan trip me and my wife planned most sacred places of japanese people. Ise Geku is definately one of them. From Toba, our Senpokaku onsen experience, there was short train trip to Iseshi station. After short walking we found ourselves in the park of huge trees, age of 300 years or more. There we saw many old looking wooden buildings, dedicated to the goddess who took care of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess. We found that japanese people, like estonians we are, got their stength and prosperity from woods and natural way of thinking.
Written 11 June 2018
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Jeffrey D
Griffin, GA2,678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Gekū (also known as Toyouke Daijingū) is the outer shrine of the Ise Jingu complex, which has been a center of worship for 2000 year or more. The shrine is dedicated to Toyouke-Ōmikami, the god of agriculture, rice harvest and industry, and is the second most important Shintu shrine after the Naiku inner shrine. Both shrines, as well as the Uji Bridge that leads to the Naiku, are rebuilt every 20 years, but the main shrine buildings are guarded behind walls that prevent casual observation by tourists. The grounds of the Gekū are solemn and quiet, and history hangs in the air. If you don't have the time to study up on Ise before your visit, make sure to stop in at the Sengukan near the entrance to the Gekū shrine (to the left as you enter). The Sengukan is a museum specifically designed to help educate visitors about Ise Jingu. Unfortunately, it is currently closed for repairs of flood damage from an October 2017 typhoon. No information is available yet on when it might reopen.
Written 9 June 2018
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Surfpv
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The site is quite impressive on its own but having gone to the Naiku first the Geku was underwhelming. I would suggest that when you visit start with the Geku first. It is a beautiful site, the scattered buildings are set in a beautiful setting. The architecture is distinctly Japanese unlike the Chinese inspired edifices you see.
Written 7 December 2017
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Ed_Mississauga
Mississauga, Canada99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Inner Shrine is the main shrine, while this one is the outer shrine. Unlike inner shrine, outer shrine is within walking distance from the station. There are few structures (temples?) inside. But since we are foreigners not sure what their functions are. A nice walk around the ground.
Written 19 November 2017
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