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Early morning worship at Ise Jingu

Limited until September 9th!We would like to introduce a special early morning course that takes you to the Geku and Inner Shrine of Ise Jingu by Kintetsu taxi.Ise Jingu is a shrine visited by worshipers from all over the country, but early morning visits are especially popular as you can enjoy sunrise and a different atmosphere than during the day or night.This is a model course that includes transportation to accommodations around Ise-Toba and visits the Naiku and Geku.Please take this opportunity to experience the charm of early morning worship!

《Limited time》 Early morning worship course to enjoy the charm of Ise Jingu with the sunrise

The sunlight filtering through the trees, the sound of the pebbles being stepped on, the chirping of birds...
Everything you feel is fresh and you can spend time to cleanse your mind.

The early morning worship course, which starts from accommodations in Ise City and Toba City, allows you to fully enjoy Ise Jingu by going around the outer and inner main shrines of Ise Jingu and the separate shrines within the area.
There are many reasons why visiting the shrine early in the morning is recommended.You can enjoy the clear air that is unique to early morning, and the scenery that changes as time passes as the sun begins to rise.Another benefit is that you can avoid crowds.

Transfer to your accommodation!Easily travel from Geku to Inner Shrine by taxi

Enjoy an early morning visit to Ise Jingu by Kintetsu Taxi.

Also within the Geku and Naiku areas!We recommend visiting Ise Grand Shrine's "Betsugu"

Ise Grand Shrine has not only two main shrines, the inner shrine and the outer shrine, but actually many shrines, and the term refers to 2 shrines, including annex shrines, affiliated shrines, subsidiary shrines, and affiliated shrines.There are 125 separate shrines that enshrine gods that are closely related to the main shrine. The 14 affiliated shrines are the shrines listed in the ``Engishiki Shinmyocho,'' and the 43 subsidiary shrines are the shrines listed in the ``Enryaku Gyocho.''The remaining 24 companies are other shrines.

Early morning worship recommended model course

On the early morning worship course, you will first visit Toyouke Daijingu (Outer Shrine), where Toyouke Daijingu (Geku) is enshrined, which is said to be the guardian deity of industry, including food, clothing, and shelter.

Geku visit

In 30 minutes, you can tour the main shrine of the Geku, Toyouke Daijingu, the Geku Kaguraden, where mikagura and prayers are held, and the separate shrine, Tagagu.

Estimated time required [30 minutes]

Hiyoke Bridge

As the name suggests, the Hiyoke Bridge near the entrance to the Geku precincts used to protect against fire.At that time, there were private houses up to the vicinity of the Hiyoke Bridge, and it is said that the Horikawa River that runs through the bridge was built to prevent fires.

Hand water house

A chozuya is a place where you wash your mind and body with water before visiting a shrine.The official etiquette for washing your hands is to cleanse your hands first, then your right hand, and then rinse your mouth without touching the ladle.

Main Shrine Toyouke Daijingu Shrine


Toyouke Daijingu enshrines Toyouke no Omikami, the god of food and industry, and is affectionately known as Geku-san.
There are three separate shrines, Taganomiya, Tsuchinomiya, and Kazenomiya, in the surrounding area, and one of the highlights is the Kameishi, a bridge that resembles a turtle.


The old shrine is the site for the Sengu, which is held once every 20 years, and a new main shrine is built at the Sengu.A hut at the back of the old shrine grounds houses a pillar called the Shin-no-mohashira, which is built under the floor of the main shrine and has been considered sacred since ancient times.


The ``Mitsuishi'' in the Geku are three stones surrounded by a shimenawa barrier, and a tributary of the Miyagawa River used to flow nearby.During Shikinen Sengu, a ritual called “Kawahara Oharai” is held, and Mitsuishi is one of the most sacred places in Geku.

Betsugu Taganomiya

Takanomiya is the most prestigious of the Four Outer Shrines.It is located at the top of 98 stone steps after crossing a turtle-shaped bridge that resembles a turtle, and is dedicated to Toyouke Omikami no Aramitama.It is said that you can make a personal request to the locals.

Betsugu Tsuchimiya

Tsuchinomiya (Tsuchinomiya) is located on the right hand side after crossing Kameishi, and is dedicated to Otsuchi no Mioyanokami, the landowner deity of the shrine area.Although it was not originally a separate shrine, it was added to the Bekku in 1128 due to its success in protecting the Outer Shrine from the floods of the Miyagawa River.Tsuchimiya is the only shrine in the Geku that faces east.

Betsugu Kazemiya

Kazenomiya, located on the south side across Kameishi, is dedicated to Shinatsuhiko no Mikoto and Shinatobe no Mikoto, who govern wind and rain.The outer shrines are visited in order of Shogu, Tagagu, Tsuchimiya, and Kazenomiya.

Geku Kaguraden

The Kaguraden is located on the way to the main shrine, and is a place where offerings of prayers and kagura are offered to the gods.It is also a place where you can receive a variety of amulets such as the Goshuin of the Outer Shrine, traffic safety, good luck, academic achievement, and warding off evil.

■ Visiting Naiku

After visiting the Outer Shrine, head to Kotai Jingu (Naiku), where Amaterasu Omikami is enshrined.This is a model course where you can enjoy not only the main shrine and annex shrine, but also the atmosphere of the quaint road in ``Oharaimachi'' near the inner shrine.

Estimated time required [60 minutes]

Uji Bridge

Uji Bridge, which spans the Isuzu River, is a bridge that connects the sacred area of ​​Ise Grand Shrine with the secular world, and there is a divine large torii gate at the entrance.It is also a famous sunrise spot, and you can see the sunrise from the torii gate from late November to late January.


Mitarashi, located along the Isuzu River, has been used by shrine visitors since ancient times to purify their mind and body.There is a wash basin on the approach to the Naiku shrine, but if you want to visit the shrine according to customs, please cleanse your body and mind at the wash basin before visiting.

Waterfall Festival God

Takimatsuri no Kami is a water god who protects the Isuzu River.It is a spot that is often overlooked because it is on a narrow road that deviates from the approach, but Takisaijin is said to be an important deity who relays requirements to Amaterasu Omikami in the local area.

Seigu Imperial Shrine

Kotai Shrine (Naiku), located just across Uji Bridge, is dedicated to Amaterasu Omikami, the guardian deity of the Japanese people. It is a rich natural landscape that is called the ``hometown of the Japanese people'', and although the atmosphere changes depending on the time of day, we recommend visiting the shrine early in the morning.

Oina Okura

Mishine no mikura is a shrine dedicated to the rice harvested from Jingu Kanda.The rice that has been dedicated to the Ina Mikura is offered at the Kanname Festival in October and the monthly festivals in June and December.It is also a Shinmei-zukuri shrine, the same as the main shrines of the outer and inner shrines.

Aramatsuri Shrine

Aramatsuri no Miya, located behind Kotai Jingu, is a separate shrine that enshrines Amaterasu Omikami's Aramitama.Aramitama is a divine spirit full of vitality, and locals say it can support your wishes, so it is recommended for those who want to try something new or have a wish that they would like to make come true.

Betsugu Kazehiki Shrine

Kazehi no Mikoto enshrines Shinatsuhiko no Mikoto and Shinatobe no Mikoto, who are said to have created a kamikaze that brought victory in Genko. Promoted to Bekkyu.

Naiku Kaguraden

The Naiku Kagura Hall, which is located about halfway between Uji Bridge and the approach to the main shrine, is different from other Shinmei-zukuri shrine buildings in that it is irimoya-zukuri (a structure with a widening roof that is often used at shrines).There is a conferment office where you can receive amulets and charms, and there is a prayer reception desk where you can get a red stamp.

Oharai Town

Oharaimachi, located near the Naiku Shrine, is one of Ise City's tourist attractions that welcomes worshipers.There are many long-established restaurants and souvenir shops, and you can enjoy the quaint townscape.There are also seasonal events, and it is crowded every month.

Matters to keep in mind

◇Each course does not include the time required for prayers (offerings and kagura).Depending on the circumstances, you may not be able to enter the locations introduced.

  • Rail fares and charges are not included.To use the train, you need to purchase a separate ticket or limited express ticket.
  • Entrance fees for each facility are not included.
  • Departure and arrival times may be delayed due to road conditions and other unavoidable circumstances on the day.
    We will not respond to any claims even if there is a situation such as shortening of free time, change of connecting train, or need to stay overnight due to delay.
  • If it is extended on the day,
    ・Regular car per 30 minutes: 1,860 yen
    ・Specific large vehicle (Hiace Alphard) 2,570 yen
    will incur an additional charge (special price).
  • For payment, you can use cash, various credit cards, transportation IC, and iD payment.
    *Please contact the Mie Kintetsu Taxi Head Office (059-353-1251, weekdays 8:30-17:30) for details on available payment methods.
  • No cancellation fee will be charged if you contact the Mie Kintetsu Taxi Ise Office (17-30-0596, open all year round) by 28:3171 the day before the service date.
    After that, a cancellation fee may be charged up to the reservation fee.
  • If it becomes impossible to provide each plan due to natural disasters, riots, government orders, etc., implementation may be suspended.
  • A tour conductor will not accompany you.
  • We accept until 19:XNUMX on the day before the service. (Depending on the situation, we may not be able to meet your request.)

(C) Ise-Shima Tourism and Convention Organization

Recommended accommodations

We will introduce recommended accommodations that serve as the starting point for the early morning worship course sponsored by Kintetsu Taxi.There are many lodging facilities unique to Ise City, such as lodging facilities where you can enjoy the ingredients of Ise-Shima and lodging facilities with traditional architecture.

Please check the link below for detailed facility information.

Period, fee, etc.

DatesUntil Saturday, September 2023, 9 [Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (early morning only)]
Price●Accommodations in Ise City
 Ordinary car special fare...13,020 yen (Normal fare...23,800 yen)
●Accommodations in Toba City
 Ordinary car special fare...16,740 yen (Normal fare...30,600 yen)
Operation section/operation timeAccommodation in Ise city 5:30 start - 7:30 (required time: about 150 minutes)
Accommodation in Toba city 5:30 start - 9:00 (required time: about 210 minutes)
Depart fromHotels and inns in Ise City and Toba City

●Fares may change due to fare revisions scheduled to take effect on September 2023, 9.Please note.
●Train fares and charges are not included.To use the train, you need to purchase a separate ticket or limited express ticket.
●Admission fees for each facility are not included.


Inquiries Mie Kintetsu Taxi Co., Ltd. Ise Sales Office
PhoneTEL: 0596-28-3171
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