Ise Shrine

The Ise Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Mie Prefecture, Japan and is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. It is the primary shrine of Shinto and enshrines Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess and the most important deity in the Shinto religion.

The Ise Shrine consists of two main shrines, the Outer Shrine and the Inner Shrine. The Inner Shrine is the central and most important part of the shrine complex, and enshrines Amaterasu Omikami. The Outer Shrine enshrines Emperor Jimmu, the legendary first emperor of Japan and an ancestor of Amaterasu Omikami.

The Ise Shrine welcomes approximately 6 million visitors annually and is a popular destination to experience Japan’s traditional culture and historical background. It is also deeply connected to Japan’s agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries and plays an important role in traditional festivals and events in Japan.