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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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  • Japan has this love story which are very touching. This Meoto-Iwas of 2 stones side by side together held by a rope shows how strong they are. It was a very beautiful sight. It would have been even be...  more »
  • This are is a wonderful place to walk and view the ocean. It is very convenient for handicapped as well.  more »
  • This was much smaller than expected when seen close up. Interesting for couples if you know the back story.  more »