Ise, Mie

city in Mie prefecture, Japan

Ise (伊勢市, Ise-shi) is a city located in central Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshu, Japan. It was previously called Ujiyamada. The city is famous for the Ise Grand Shrine, which is considered the most sacred Shintō shrine in Japan. Ise has a long-standing title of Shinto (神都)[a], which means "the Holy City" and "the Capital of the Kami"[b] in Japanese. As of 31 July 2021, the city had an estimated population of 123,533 people living in 55,911 households, and a population density of 590 people per square kilometer.[1] The total area of the city is 208.53 square kilometers.

Naiku in Ise Shrine
Naiku in Ise Shrine
Flag of Ise
Official seal of Ise
Location of Ise in Mie Prefecture
Location of Ise in Mie Prefecture
Ise is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°29′N 136°43′E / 34.483°N 136.717°E / 34.483; 136.717
As Uji-Yamada citySeptember 1, 1906
As Ise cityJanuary 1, 1955
 • MayorKen'ichi Suzuki
 • Total208.52 km2 (80.51 sq mi)
 (July 2021)
 • Total123,533
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Phone number0596-23-1111
Address1-7-29 Iwabuchi, Ise-shi, Mie-ken 516-0037
WebsiteOfficial website
Ise City Hall

Notes change

  1. It's important to note that the title of "Shinto" used for Ise city is not to be confused with the religion of Shinto. Although the words are spelled similarly, the kanji characters used are different and the pronunciation is slightly different as well. In the city's title, "Shinto" has a short "o" sound, while in the religion's name, "Shinto," the "o" sound is long.
  2. In waka rhetoric Makurakotoba, the word Kamikaze was used to introduce Ise.

References change

  1. "Ise city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.

Other websites change

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