Although it’s easier than ever to reach the ends of the earth today, there are still some forbidden places in the world that you’ll likely never see in person for one reason or another. The following are 10 such places that will remain off-limits to most of us. Does their forbidden nature make them all the more intriguing or are you happy to steer clear of them? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
1. Interior of the Ise Grand Shrine
Unless the reader of this article happens to be a certified member of the Japanese Imperial family, don’t expect to ever catch a glimpse inside the Ise Grand Shrine located in the city of Ise, Mie-ken. Regarded as the nation’s most revered Shinto shrine, access to this sacred place is strictly limited to Japan’s royalty, one of whom must serve as the shrine’s chief priest or priestess.