I was brought up in a Christian family, Protestant. But, I occasionally feel relieved when I see a Shinto shrine. Probably because of education in Japan? The grandness and beauty of Ise Grand Shrine made me feel "Before coming here, I was in a rut and was running low. Oh,dear! My mind, damaged by stress in daily life, is now on the mend."
Ise Grand Shrine has been rebuilt every 20 years to keep in good condition and it costs the earth. This year is just for the transition.
My holiday in Ise was just the ticket because I felt back on my feet and refreshed.