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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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  • The scale was too small and was surprised. To make this a tourist attraction and a shrine! Tourist attractions should be scary. It would be a good idea to go along with something.
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  • Two rocks floating in the sea of Futamiura are married couple rocks. The rock is tied with a rope and becomes a spot of the photograph. It is recommended to take a picture of the married couple rock in the background of the morning sun in the place where the morning sun is beautiful.
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