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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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  • The day was very windy weather occasionally hit the waves. Has stopped when I came ago the Aquarium side this time beyond the tunnel stop the car on the opposite side. Finding parking was free.
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  • We stayed in Iseshi and travelling by train to see the wedded rocks was pretty straight forward. Once you get off the train station, walk straight, cross the road and you will see the signage to get t...  more »
  • Windy spot can feel great power but was blown away so it was. Done improperly, is three. It was a spot where everyone feels the power can be. Nokyo-sho be wrapped and in companies.
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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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