The Ise Grand Shrine, located in the city of Ise, Mie Prefecture of Japan, is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. Officially known simply as Jingū, Ise Jingū is a shrine complex composed of a large number of Shinto shrines centered on two main shrines …
Naikū, Ise Shrine
Bird's eye view of the area surrounding the Gekū shrine
Aerial view of the Naikū (inner shrine) and its borders in relation to Mount Shimaji and Mount Kamiji
A free-range chicken roaming the grounds, considered to be the divine messenger of Amaterasu.