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Meotoiwa, Ise

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Admire the shape and learn the legend of Meotoiwa, a sacred geological feature. The two rocks jut out from the ocean--the larger representing the husband, and the smaller his wife--with the relationship between the two taking on a spiritual quality in the beliefs of worshippers at the local Shinto shrine. Joined by a heavy "shimenawa" rope (a rice straw rope used in Shinto rituals), the rocks form a striking shape just off from the coast. To visit Meotoiwa on your holiday in Ise, and find out what else Ise has to offer, use our Ise vacation trip planner.
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  • Go national has some rocks, and here was the shrine. Enters the parking lot seemed kinda narrow, put it in the parking lot of a nearby souvenir shop, paid 1000 yen. Shop more than 2000 yen, and can be used as 1000 yen and buying of tickets and parking tickets. Since 2000 yen shop and free parking and mean. Meoto-Iwa are on the sea, on the coast side shrine is, why were enshrined there. Weather is good weather, nice, and may be painful.
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  • Not long distance, so you can see immediately. There are also other than the Meoto-Iwa rock. I think twilight when even sparkling sea coupled with good.
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  • We visited on a trip of the Ise-Shima region. Excellent is not enough too much number of parking was free. Just in the Pokemon craze Smartphone has many tourists had been absorbed. Thank you very much like Pokemon spot. It was a strange atmosphere. Meoto-Iwa are maintained and are beautiful.
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