The Ise Shrines (Ise Jingu) are some of the most famous shrines in the whole of Japan, in the top 3 according to some. It’s always a bit busy, but the shrines are so stunning, yet incredibly simple and almost minimalist in design. No bright colours or gold here, this is a really classy place! Day 2 Ise Travel Report here.
This gate greets you when exit Iseshi station.
The road to the first shrine is lined with traditional style buildings, selling Japanese food, drinks and of course souvenirs!
One of the many lanterns around Ise.
This picture was taken during New Years’s, when Japanese people all go to pray for happiness in the new year.
On the left is the new shrine, on the right the old one. A new shrine is built every 20 years, and the gods move to a new home.
The old shrine still looked amazing.