Saturday, January 15, 2011
One of the most recent booms in Japan, perhaps due to the economic recession, is the “power spots”, places designated with high positive energy that help visitors improve their finance, health, or good luck.
Ise Jingu in the Mie prefecture is one of the sites most constantly featured in the media as a power spot; consequently, the shrine saw an increased number of visitors, breaking the previous record of 8.6 million, set in 1973 at Shinkinen Sengu when the main shrine was rebuilt, as per its 20 years cycle.
Two of the spots inside the Ise Jingu gaku often mentioned as power spots are the Uji bridge, and the Isuzu river on the way to the main shrine.
Due to the increased number of visitors, a weekday is recommended for a relaxed visit.