Ise Grand Shrine Naiku

Ise Grand Shrine Naiku

Ise Grand Shrine Naiku is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Ise Grand Shrine Naiku
"皇大神宮(伊勢神宮内宮)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Ujitachicho, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan
"三重県伊勢市宇治館町1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Ise-Nishi I.C. on the Ise Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0596-24-1111

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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