"Ise - Holiest shrines in Japan" Top 5 Page for this destination Ise by SLLiew

Ise Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 144 photos

If time permit, Ise is wonderful diversion between Nagoya and Kyoto.

It is not on the JR main railway line. You will be entering into new territority of few overseas tourists.

I really had to use some Japanese to communicate to find my way around.

1) "Sumimasen" (= excuse me) is a good starter. Any English words will drive any local Japanese walking very quickly away in the opposite direction apologizing and pleading that they cannot speak "Ingirisu"

2) "Ise Jingu e ikitain desukedo?" will get you towards where want to go.
Literally, I want to to to Ise Shrine but do not know how?

3) "Arigatou" (sounds like alligator) is a simple quick thank you even if you do not understand where the arms are pointing and lesser the rapid Japanese instruction given.

A wonderful slow pace to explore if you have been doing all the pushing in the commuter trains in Tokyo and the busy temple hopping in Kyoto.

  • Intro Updated Sep 3, 2007
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  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01 AM

    Nice page

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    nice page. looks very interesting.

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2007 at 3:40 PM

    How very very interesting that they keep building a new shrine!!! And wedded rocks! I have never heard of this. Very interesting tips.

  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2007 at 5:35 PM

    A new meaning to "Love on the Rocks"! 8) Thanks for sharing this area few tourists get to see.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2007 at 8:44 AM

    Sounds to be a very nice and interesting place to visit!

  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2007 at 8:56 PM

    Great tip for an off the beaten path type of place. I would like to see images of those shrines built of wood:-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2007 at 8:08 AM

    Interesting info. The Naiku(Inner) and Gekku(Outer) Shrines look very mysterious for me :-)

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2006 at 8:06 AM

    This is a nice place in japan, in fact there was a famous world war 2 japanese battleship named after this place.

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2006 at 3:48 AM

    Beautiful shrine! I didn't know it was rebuilt every 20 years!


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