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Revered across the country, Ise Jingu is the most sacred... - Secret World

1 Ujitachich?, Ise-shi, Mie-ken 516-0023, Giappone

by Francesca Coppola
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Overview

Revered across the country, Ise Jingu is the most sacred Shinto shrine in Japan, but you can only visit if you’re a high-ranking priest or a member of the imperial family. The shrine is demolished and rebuilt every two decades, in accordance with Shinto notions of death and renewal, as part of an elaborate ceremony that few people ever get to witness.