Ise Jingu Geku (Toyo'uke-daijingu) 伊勢神宮 外宮(豊受大神宮)

"Oise-mairi" (pilgrimage to Ise Jingu Shrine) starts from "Geku". The god and guardian of three essentials of human life, namely cloth, food and shelter, are to be worshipped.

Whereas Naiku of Ise Jingu is dedicated to Amaterasu-Omikami, Geku is dedicated to Toyo'uke-no-Omikami, who is believed to be the guardian of three essentials of human life, cloth, food and shelter, and of the industries.
Since the ancient times, it has been customary to worship at Geku first and then at Naiku, which is called "Geku Sensai".

The "Omotesando Hiyokebashi" Bridge, which is the entrace to Geku, has been named "Hiyokebashi" (meaning the bridge to evade the fire) because the water of the river has protected the sacred area from fire.
When you pass the "Torii" (gateway) and walk by the long approach stepping the gravels with the gentle sunlight filtered through the trees, you will be filled with the refreshing, purified feeling.

Geku is conveniently located as it is only about 5 minutes walk away from Iseshi Station.
On the way from the station, there is the "Geku Sando" street which has fashionable shops alongside, so you could also enjoy shopping.
Address
伊勢市豊川町 
Phone
0596-24-1111(Jingu Administration Office)
Official website
Visit Website
Business hours
[Hour of worship]
■October, November, December: 05:00 - 17:00
■January, February, March, April, September: 05:00 - 18:00
■May, June, July, August: 05:00 - 19:00
Access by public transportation
Approx. five minutes walk from JR・Kintetsu Railway's "Iseshi" Station.

Recommendations on seasonal best

  • Gourmet Mie Day 4 – Kuwana clams and world-class roller coasters(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Today we are onto the last day of my #visitmie trip. I spend 4 good full days in one single prefecture and yet there are still lots of places I have not covered. #Ineedmorelifetimes.
    Today we will be venturing into t...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_112.html
  • Gourmet Mie Day 3 – Iga Ninja and Iga beef Sukiyaki(Article created by Cheeserland)

    It wasn’t until day 3 that I have come to realized that Mie is really blessed with everything. How long can you stay in Mie until you get bored? The answer is… until you get sick of eating good food.
    Granted, I still...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_111.html
  • Gourmet Mie Day 2 – Divine Ise and Matsusaka beef(Article created by Cheeserland)

    Mie Prefecture is blessed with the abundance of both treasures from the ocean and land. In my previous post we have had (actually just me, but it could soon be your experience if you allow yourself to! Hehe.) glorious...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_110.html
  • Gourmet Mie Day 1 – Abalone feast at exotic Shima Peninsula(Article created by Cheeserland)

    I’m sure you already knew about my #47PrefectureMission and that I have completed this life mission early June this year.
    I visited Mie in 2016 for two things:
    1.Ise Jingu Shrine
    2. Matsusaka Beef
    The two things t...

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_109.html
  • Doing Yoga in a natural setting, at a beautiful resort, with an amazing teacher.

    https://www.kankomie.or.jp/en/report/detail_116.html