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 .
伊勢神宮参拝の前に来ました。台風が過ぎたばかりの荒れ模様でしたが、夫婦岩に打ち寄せる荒波と一緒に観ました。 天気が良いとまた違って見えるんでしょうね more »I came to visit Ise Grand Shrine. It was a storm yelling that the typhoon had just passed, but I watched it with the rough seas hitting the marital rocks. If the weather is good, it will look different again, won't it?
二見浦の二見興玉神社の前の海に、夫婦岩はありました。大小二つの岩が、しめ縄で結ばれています。本やテレビで何度も目にしていた景色です。 本やテレビではわからなかったのが、夫婦岩の近くの海岸、二見興玉神社横にあるカエルの像です。猿田彦神社に祀られている、猿田彦大神の神使なんだそうです。 more »In the sea in front of Futami Kodama Shrine in Futamiura, there was a marital rock. Two rocks, large and small, are connected by a shime rope. It is a scenery that I have seen many times in books and on TV. What I didn't understand in books and on TV was a frog statue next to Futami Kodama Shrine, a beach near the marital rock. It is said that it is a god messenger of Sarutahiko Okami who is enshrined in Sarutahiko Shrine.
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