伊勢神宮 Ise Jingu is a must-visit. It is the most sacred shrine in Japan, with great spiritual and historical significance; in fact, some residents of Ise City will even tell you that every Japanese person knows of Ise Jingu, but not a lot of them have heard of Ise. The city of Ise, located in Mie Prefecture, is about two hours from Nagoya. The Inner Shrine, 内宮Naikū (also officially known as "Kotai Jingu"), is located in the town of Uji-tachi, south of central Ise City and is dedicated to the worship of Japanese ancient god 天照大神Amaterasu-omikami.
神宮 = Jingu = residence or palace of god