Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture is one of the most important Shinto Shrines in Japan. The grounds are immaculate and the trees truly enormous – some of the bases are the size of small cars. The shaded carp pond and the roosters roaming around it are also a great place to take a quick break. Living in the local area, I’ve been a number of times but I had another opportunity to visit this weekend as my wife’s cousin her boyfriend came to visit and we showed them around Ise.
I also have a lot of photos from the sumo competition that took place last month. I’ll post them if I have time, let me know if there’s any interest. Cheers!
I now it’s not totally uncommon at other Shrines but the roosters at Ise Shrine are numerous, very tame and certainly a lot of fun to photograph.
The shop selling good luck charms (お守り) at Ise Shrine.
Two of the fabulously tall trees that spread across the gounds of Ise Shrine.
Using a camera beyond the bottom of the steps is forbidden so this is as close are you’re getting without a super telephoto.
Another part of the shrine that you can get as close to as you want.
A carp from the beautiful carp pond at Ise Shrine.