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Meoto Iwa (Husband and Wife Rocks)夫婦岩


The Husband and Wife Rocks is a fantastic sightseeing spot on Futamigaura Beach and this unique geographic feature has long been seen as a place to worship the sunrise. The rocks are seen as torii gates for the rising sun and are located on the sacred Okitama jinseki group of holy stones 700 meters away from the coast connected to the god Sarutahiko. The male stone is nine meters high; the female four meters. The sun can be seen rising between the rocks from May through July, while in autumn and winter, full moon appears between them.

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Review of Meotoiwa

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Reviewed:2018/11/19 The rocks look best in the morning light
One of the most well-known images (and shrines) in Japan for the wedded rocks, it's definitely something you must see when you visit Ise. We went in the off season and it wasn't too crowded, but the...
Reviewed:2018/10/04 Symbol of Japanese islands and nation
If you decided to visit Ise holy region, then take time and see also Meotoiwa rocks near the shoreline. Easy access by bus. Izanami and Izanagi are symbols of male and female parts of nature. The...
Reviewed:2018/06/12 Two wedded sea rocks
The rocks are wedded/tied together with a thick rope. Very close to shore makes for easy and nice photography. If taking the Can bus, go left when you get off. You’ll see a shopping plaza. Walk...



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Mie Main Areas


Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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