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Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine二見興玉神社

Shrine

A Shinto shrine famous for the Meoto Iwa (“Married Couple Rocks”) situated 700 meters off the coast. The shrine is dedicated to the god Sarutahiko Okami. The offshore Meoto Iwa are sacred rocks affiliated with Sarutahiko Okami. The rocks serve as a torii gate for those worshiping the sun. Because of their resemblance to a married couple cuddling close, the Meoto Iwa are said to be a symbol of matrimonial harmony and luck in love. Each year, on the summer solstice, you can come to worship the morning sun as it rises between the rocks. Numerous Futami frog statues, messengers of the gods donated by people whose prayers at the shrine were granted, can be found on the shrine grounds.

place

Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 575 (Ise / Shima / TobaArea)

phone 0596432020
place

[Awarding place The summer season] 5:00-18:00
[Awarding place winter] 7:00-17:00
*Varies depending on the time

Review of Futami Okitama Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/26 Marriage shrine for couples
Popular marriage shrine for couples, they have charms for marriage and smooth delivery as well.. the shrine is filled with frogs acting as protector for the shrine.
Reviewed:2019/10/12 HBH experience Shinto Shrine
Several shrines along the walkway that clings to the cliff side. Dedicated to Mikestu the Shinto goddess of marriage harmony. Many statue frogs to pat for a wish. And the fascinating folklore story...
Reviewed:2019/10/11 Frogs and rocks
Kids liked the frogs and we liked the rocks. They are a beautiful back drop and I recommend visiting if you intend on visiting the area.

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Address
Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 575 [ map ]
Area
Ise / Shima / TobaArea
Phone
0596432020
Hours
[Awarding place The summer season] 5:00-18:00
[Awarding place winter] 7:00-17:00
*Varies depending on the time
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(15spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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          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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