8th-13th September 2014 at Nagoya Univ., Japan

Field tour to Ise Jingu Shrine forest

Where are we going?

Behind the Ise shrine, there is a wide area (5500 ha) of sacred forests. We will visit two kinds of forests. One is an artificial forest of Japanese cypress (hinoki; Chamaecyparis obtusa), the other is a natural forest. You can have a nice walk in divine forests!

Basic info:
Annual precipitation: 3000mm
Mean temperature: 15 ºC
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■ Notice: Route for the excursion has been changed owing to the accessibilityand time limitation (we will visit artificial hinoki forest and Ise-Jingu Shrine). However, we believe that you can fully enjoy holy atmosphere around divine areas. Please see tentative schedule below.

Tentative schedule:
  • September 12(Fri)
  • 8:00 Departure from Nagoya (by bus)
  • 11:00-15:00 Ise-Jingu Shrine Forest (We plan to walk in the forest for about 1 hour.), Lunch in Okage town
  • 15:00-17:00 Ise-Jingu Shrine (Naiku, Okage town etc.)
  • 20:00 Arrival at Nagoya

Brief introduction:

For the protection of holiness and nature of Ise shrine, the sanctuary area has carefully been conserved, and the forest is divided into the divine area and the 1st and 2nd sanctuary forest area.  

 Artificial hinoki forest (Sen-nin)  

Reforestation program spanning 60 years was begun in 1926 whereby young hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) trees were planted over an area of 3500 ha in the hills of Naiku. 

Ise Jingu (Naiku)
Approaching path to the Kotai Jingu (Naiku main sanctuary)
Kotai Jingu (Naiku main sanctuary)
For more information, please feel free to contact organizers:
  • Yasuhiro Hirano
  • Mizue Ohashi
  • Kyotaro Noguchi
  • email: woodyroot6jsrr.jp (change @ to letter)