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Pilgrimage to 1500-year old Ise Grand Shinto Shrine

The Wedded Rocks, due east of Ise–a sacred site for the Japanese. It was a sunny Sunday morning, today, at Ise Grand Shinto Shrine, located two hours by train from Kyoto.  Unseasonal winter temperatures in the upper 60's brought many pilgrims out today to stroll past aesthetically pruned red pines, trimmed as if they were weathered by winds in canyons or rock sea coasts, making this transition area are feel far more remote. ...

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