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Futami Okitama-jinja Shrine二見興玉神社


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.

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place Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 575
phone 0596432020

Review of Futami Okitama Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/05/04 The most famous site in Japan for married couples
A Shrine dedicated to the prosperity of married couples where people come to pray at sunrise. The summer solstice the sun rises center to the sacred Meitowa. The frogs are considered auspicious signs...
Reviewed:2018/01/27 Small but amazing view
Is not big area for Futami, but is nice to take the photos which worth to pay visit too..

I only spend around 1 hour pay visit.
Reviewed:2018/01/26 Go if you have extra time to kill
There is a beach next to shrine, you could take a walk around the place. When we visit the place, it was rainy and windy so we did not get to walk around.

Nothing much about the place. Marriage...



Mie Pref. Iseshi Futamichoue 575 [map]



[Awarding place summer] 5:00-18:00
[Awarding place winter season] 7:00-17:00
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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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