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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. Make Meotoiwa a centerpiece of your Ise vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ise road trip planner .
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  • Nice situation is all arpund here of Ise in front of Ise sea. You should go to there early in the morning. Because you can see the sun rise and beautiful torii on the rocks. Fantastic!  more »
  • I stopped by on my way home from the Toba had wanted to go again, so. I had is just a rock, have been given the power or something. Kinda touristy and too much that's was slightly disappointing.
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  • Lovely shrine. Not only the expected wedded rocks, which are beautiful under so many different angles, but this shrine is particularly big about its frogs. Resident kamis, these frogs will bring you l...  more »

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Take a look close to the main Iseshi train station for a good deal of the inland accommodations of Ise. Located close to one of the main shrine complexes, the area has been decked out with a suitably wide range of accommodations--including renovated traditional
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