Just outside the dwelling place of Touyoke No Oomikami.
We are allowed to step up to the inner gate and offer our respects or a prayer. Before stepping through the torii gate we are supposed to bow and then bow again when we are leaving. The family of three is a perfect example of what we should do, but recently not as many people do.
The atmosphere in Ise Shrine is a happy and calm one.
With the tall trees and large areas of land it feels like you walking around a forest.