The Ise Shrine is built in a forest of cryptomeria trees next to the Isuzu River at the foot of Mount Kamiji and Mount Shimaji in the Mie Prefecture in southern Honshu, Japan.
The shrine consists of:
The Ise Shrine is unique because of its construction. Every 20 years, this wood shrine is torn down and reconstructed. Everything is demolished and reconstructed save for a small shack (oi-ya) that houses the shin-no-mihashira or the sacred central post.