Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

Geku

  • 279 Toyokawa-machi Map It
  • Ise
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Deep in a park of ancient Japanese cedars, Geku, dating from AD 477, is dedicated to Toyouke Omikami, goddess of agriculture. Its buildings are simple, predating the influx of 6th-century Chinese and Korean influence. It's made from unpainted hinoki (cypress), with a closely cropped thatched roof. You can see very little of the exterior of Geku—only its roof and glimpses of its walls—and none of the interior. Four fences surround the shrine, and only the Imperial Family and their envoys may enter. Geku is a 5-minute walk southwest of Ise-Shi Station or a 10-minute walk west of Uji-Yamada Station.

Sight Information

Address:

279 Toyokawa-machi, Ise, Mie-ken, 516-0042, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Published 12/10/2015

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