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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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  • Year-end and new year holidays are crowded with okitama shrine worshipers and visitors first Sunrise but not crowded much otherwise it is dry from ISE Bay, so cold, so go in the winter if you would contribute to measures against cold and good.
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  • Two small rocks, it plays a role as an obeisance to the Amaterasu Omikami saruda Gen 700 m offshore beneath the waves the spirit stone Torii. On the day of the summer solstice from between the rocks and watch the sunrise. On the day of the winter solstice goes up, from between the rocks. I think it's a very mysterious place.
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  • Strong strong wind and waves come beyond the breakwater as it was. Temperatures are low, it was so very cold. I thought couples in such rough seas, which continue to stand firmly in. Had to wait until the parking is free at least.
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