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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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  • August 10, 2017
    Is the city different from Toba Station, so I can't make vehicles only. Free parking is not too great, so now more comfortably. Great souvenirs and and I the shop parking lot and free is like. This is where Futami okitama Jinja shrine temple to pray. Feel the power and watching the rocks. Was crowded even on weekdays.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It's a lot smaller than I had expected after seeing it in picture books of Japan but still worth a visit.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    3 bus stops away on the CAN bus from Toba and a short walk passing through Sea Paradise is the Meoto Iwa Rocks. There are definitely many couples here, probably coming in hope to be blessed or renew t...  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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