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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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  • It’s a nice shoreline walk on a sunny day. The rocks that are tied together is a symbolism of being together, ie man and wife or ball and chain (wink wink). There’s a statute of “Father of Japan...  more »
  • Missed my train for the sunrise... nevertheless the sky is amazing that day. It would have been a prefect day if I managed to capture the sunrise.. as my purpose was to capture that bright orange sun....  more »
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