On the second day of our visit to Ise, we visited the Ise Grand Shrine. It has a similar style to the other shrine in Ise, with simple, plain wood structures and set in a little forest style setting. Day 1 Travel Report here.
The shopping street outside the shrine is pretty crazy on New Year’s!Ise Miso Udon – a famous noodle bowl in Ise. Make sure you try in at one of the many restaurants in town.
Heading into the Grand Shrine of Ise.
There are lots of little gardens and woods around, so you don’t really get ‘shrined out’.
Much of the shrine complex is new, so it’s a refreshing change from most other shrines and temples.
People throwing money into the stream, wishing for good luck in the new year.
Even in Ise, there are some quiet areas if you walk around.
One of the shrine buildings, where you can buy good luck charms.
The main shrine. The queue is rather long to pray, so we went around the right side to just have a look.
Ise is not far from places like Nagoya or Nara. Our budget travel guide can be found here.
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