Ise Shrine

What is Shinto? Learn about its History and Importance

Many people have heard of Shinto, either by reading about Shinto shrines or through study into religions. But what is Shinto? History of Shinto Shinto is the native religion of the people of Japan, with over 80% of the population practising this belief system. The history of Shinto goes back for hundreds of years, with…

The Holiest Japanese Shrine: Grand Ise Jingu

Ise Jingu Ise Jingu or the grand shrine of Ise city of Mie prefecture is the biggest among the shrines of Japan. A lot of people visits this shrine, especially during the New Year season. There is a river called the Isuzu river in front of the shrine area over which the Uji bridge is…