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Meotoiwa (Husband and Wife Rocks)


UpdateMarch 23, 2018
ReleaseMarch 23, 2018

There are two rocks on the Futamiga-ura near Futami Okitama Shine. A bigger rock is called O-iwa (male rock), which is 9 meters high and 39.6 meters in circumference and a smaller one is called Me-iwa (female rock), which is 4 meters high and 9 meters in circumference. The two rocks are connected by a 35 meter long shimenawa, or a stylized straw rope. The two connected rocks are a symbol of the marriage tie and happiness of the couple. You can see the beautiful sunrise between the two rocks from May through July and it is especially splendid around the day of the summer solstice.
15 min on foot from JR Futamigaura Sta.
575, Futamichoe, Ise city, Mie