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The Grand Shrine of Ise (Geku: Outer Shrine)

  • Traditions & history


A spiritual home of the Japanese

Geku, officially known as Toyoukedaijingu, was established in AD 478. It is dedicated to the deity Toyouke Omikami, provider of sacred foods to the deity Amaterasu Omikami and guardian of all industry. It is customary to worship at Geku before Naiku.


Address279 Toyokawacho, Ise City
AccessFrom Kintetsu Ujiyamada Station; 10 minutes by foot
From JR/Kintetsu Iseshi Station; 7 minutes by foot
HoursJanuary through April 5:00 to 18:00
May through August 5:00 to 19:00
September 5:00 to 18:00
October through December 5:00 to 17:00
*Continually open from December 31 to January 5

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