How to Pray at a Shinto Shrine
Although you can visit any shrine without praying, many tourists want to know how to do it, especially when visiting Ise Shrine, because it is such a holy place. If you want to know how to properly pray at a Shinto shrine, here is how:
1. Toss your monetary donation into the donation area.
2. If there are bells, ring the bell. (If there are no bells, skip this step)
3. Bow two times.
4. After bowing, clap your hands twice.
5. Bow again, but only one time.
This is the proper way to pray at any Shinto shrine, not just Ise Shrine, so you can do it anytime you visit a Shinto shrine.