(JTB Photo via Getty Images) Ten Places That Are Illegal To Visit: Ise Grand Shrine, Japan (Dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu-ōmikami, Ise Grand Shrine is one of the holiest and most important Shinto shrines. Believed to be the home of the Sacred Mirror, access to the shrine is strictly limited, with the public only allowed a glimpse of the thatched roofs of the central structures, hidden behind four tall wooden fences. Only priests or priestesses who are part of the Japanese imperial…

(JTB Photo via Getty Images) Ten Places That Are Illegal To Visit: Ise Grand Shrine, Japan (Dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu-ōmikami, Ise Grand Shrine is one of the holiest and most important Shinto shrines. Believed to be the home of the Sacred Mirror, access to the shrine is strictly limited, with the public only allowed a glimpse of the thatched roofs of the central structures, hidden behind four tall wooden fences. Only priests or priestesses who are part of the Japanese imperial…

Ise Grand Shrine: Shinto's highest ceremonies "Sengu" автор: Tak Iwayoshi

Ise Grand Shrine: Shinto's highest ceremonies "Sengu" автор: Tak Iwayoshi

Path at Ise Grand Shrine

Path at Ise Grand Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine

Naiku, Ise Grand shrine (Malinche)

Ise Grand Shrine

Naiku, Ise Grand shrine (Malinche)

Ise Grand Shrine: The Holiest and Most Important Shrine in Japan

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Ise grand shrine, Ise, Mie, Japan

Ise grand shrine, Ise, Mie, Japan

Ise Grand Shrine

Ise Grand Shrine

10 Forbidden Places You’ll Never Get to See – 1. Interior of the Ise Grand Shrine

10 Forbidden Places You’ll Never Get to See – 1. Interior of the Ise Grand Shrine

Holy River -- The river of the Gods, the river that passes Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest shrine in Japan. The Goddess Amaterasu lives here.  //By David LaSpina

Holy River -- The river of the Gods, the river that passes Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest shrine in Japan. The Goddess Amaterasu lives here. //By David LaSpina

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