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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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  • I stopped by before going to Ise Shrine. Visiting couples and love is deeper. It is good to gather the nokyo-sho.
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  • We went sightseeing the Meoto-Iwa with Futami okitama shrine. Like a lot of people seeking love Fortune Futami okitama shrine sacred rocks are a couple so seen.
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  • I visited during the snow in January. Rough wind day Meoto-Iwa are felt more strongly tied. I would like see sunrise from between husband and wife rock in June, so next time I come at that time.
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