Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine

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.

Spot details

Address
Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 575
Area
Ise Area
Phone
0596432020
Hours
[Awarding place] [Summer] 5:00-18:00 [Winter] 7:00-17:00 * Changes may occur depending on the season * All day worship is possible
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(15spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • HBH experience Shinto Shrine
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.10.12
    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...
  • Frogs and rocks
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.10.11
    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.
  • The Main Shrine on the complex
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.09.05
    When continuing your walk towards the Meotoiwa rocks you will pass the Futami Okitama Shrine via a small alley on the right-hand side of it. It is a nice looking shrine though and certainly worth a...

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