9. Ise Grand Shrine:
The Ise Grand Shrine in Japan (which is actually a series of over 100 shrines) is the most sacred shrine in Japan. It is dedicated to Amaterasu (the Sun goddess) and has been in existence since 4 BC. This ranks very high on the list of places you will never see in person because the only allowed humans are either the priest or priestess and that he/she must be a member of the Japanese imperial family. The inner shrine contains a holy artefact known as the Sacred Mirror which represents “wisdom” or “honesty. Over the years it has been stolen, burnt, lost and even thrown into the sea. But weirdly is always recovered. So, unless we have a Japanese prince or princess reading the site, no one here will ever see anything more than the thatched roof of the Ise Grand Shrine.